What are your favorite cold, bite size appetizers?
I'm putting together a large party for 150 people and am looking for a few ideas for bite sized apps that can be prepared in advance. So far I have:
Union Sq Cafe mixed nuts
polenta squares with eggplant tapenade
various spanish tortillas cut into triangles
cheese & crackers
various dips and crudites
spinach pie triangles
stuffed grape leaves
a few bruschetta, tbd
Anyone have any ideas that would go well with this sort menu? I'd like to add around three more dishes.
Many thanks for any suggestions!! Hope everyone is having a warm and peaceful holiday season!
blue cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, baked and then glazed with an apple cider vinegar/ honey reduction
"BLT" cherry tomatoes (hollowed out and stuffed with a mix of chopped (and drained!) lettuce, bacon crumbles, and mayo) If you put their little tops back on and skewer them with a frilly pic they look cute/ more interesting
cream cheese and shrimp stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon and cooked
I'm also a huge sucker for those cheddar dough wrapped green olives!
all are fine at room temp for a while
shrimp wrapped in a pea pod w/ peanut dipping sauce. Layer in a water chestnut for added texture.
cheese straws. I like Ina Garten's recipe. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...
smoked salmon on square of pumpernickel, topped w. creme fraiche and a sprig of dill
crab salad served in an endive leaf
cucumber/avocado shooters-basically cold soup in small glasses
slices of toasted bread topped with grilled sirloin and gorgonzola
dishes of mixed (pitted) olives
dishes of marconi almonds
crackers topped with goat cheese and either a slice of fresh figs or fig jam
Your menu so far looks terrific!
Baked stuffed (small) mushrooms.
Crostini spread with soft goat cheese and then spread (one half only, on diagonal) with black olive tapenade (tuxedo look).
Salmon mousse out of original Silver Palate, with some finely chopped smoked salmon mixed in.
Country-style pate with toasts and cornichons.