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River themed finger foods

melodytompkins Jan 3, 2012 08:41 AM

does anyone have any great ideas and /or recipes for finger foods to go with a river themed bridal shower? Particularly the Altamaha River in SE Georgia...


  1. Uncle Bob Jan 3, 2012 03:57 PM

    Mississippi Mud Cake............

    1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 3, 2012 12:14 PM

      - zucchini or endive "boats" filled with smoked bream salad
      - cornmeal crusted catfish nuggets/strips and beer battered largemouth bass bites served with tartar sauce and/or remoulade for dipping

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        Emme Jan 3, 2012 07:37 PM

        beat me to the boats! :)

        1. re: Emme
          mamachef Jan 3, 2012 09:00 PM

          You can put anything into a Barquette- "little boats", and roll with the boating theme too, and what's great is, you can buy them! Yay! Maybe with smoked fish mousse, or flaked-fish salad of some kind? And some Bayou bites - a lot of theming has to do with the name of the recipe, for lots of folk-like fish fingers, hushpuppies, fried crawdads with garlic remoulade. Works with the veggie "boats" too: anything from zuchinni to cucumbers. What about some iced fishyssoise, with a prawn garnish, as a shooter? And I think you best find a way to sneak some bourbon in there, as in bourbon sweet tea.

      2. EM23 Jan 3, 2012 11:29 AM

        Is there a particular fish native to this river that could used in a fish mousse or some other fish appetizer?
        When I think of a river in the South I think of deltas, cypresses, plantations - google any of those terms and narrow by "recipes" on the left serach bar and you will get lots of hits. http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&...

        Or you could just make whatever you want as appetizers and then name them with a river-themed name - plantation pasta salad; Altamaha ham biscuits; cypress tea sandwiches.

        1. gingershelley Jan 3, 2012 10:51 AM

          Please share with us Melody, what a 'river themed' shower intails in terms of games, decor etc.? I can't quite figure out what that would be... understanding this more would help with food suggestions.

          1. alliedawn_98 Jan 3, 2012 10:49 AM

            Fried catfish bites
            steamed mussels
            I would bet there are some crawfish around there, too.
            frog legs
            turtle soup

            I would think things that grow in and around the river. If you go on down around Darrien, you could do seafood, too.

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              wyogal Jan 3, 2012 10:13 AM


              1. jmcarthur8 Jan 3, 2012 10:10 AM

                Ants on a log? ;-)

                1. BobB Jan 3, 2012 09:20 AM

                  Bridge mix?

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