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Mar 5, 2013 09:00 PM

Dinner Club - Citrus Appetizer Ideas

My dinner club is meeting up again. I always like to run the theme past other Chowhounders for their great ideas and tips. This time around the theme is "Citrus", I'm on appetizers. So that is finger foods only (no salads or veggie type dishes - another couple does that). This group tends to favour meat but that's not a requirement.

In snowy Canada I can't go and pick any wonderful fresh citrus fruits or get any locally but I do have access to the basic ones (maybe even blood oranges or kumquats! maybe...).

Any creative ideas anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Here is a recipe for lemon chutney. I haven't tried it yet, but it was given to me by a friend whose taste I trust. She said it was very good. If you make it, let us know how it worked for you.

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    1. re: critter101

      I am gone to have to try this. I have a big lemon trees and always on the lookout for lemon recipes!


        I happen to like this combo. It's a bruschetta recipe. Citrus and blue cheese bruschetta with fresh oranges and grapefruits and crumbled blue cheese.

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        1. re: HillJ

          .............................ooooooooooooooooooooooh and maybe some toasted walnut pieces mixed in for crunch, yummy

        2. A few suggestions for you:

          1. Skewered anything with marmalade dipping sauce
          2. Citrus cured salmon from Rhulman's 20

          3. Citrus broiled shimp from Fish without a Doubt

          Let us know what you choose and how it turned out.

          My dinner club is meeting next Saturday - we are making one the Sunday Suppers at Lucques menus.

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          1. re: herby

            how about a ceviche? In spoons or shooter glasses, or on a piece of endive.

            1. re: cleopatra999

              I thought about it too :) Even in a bowl with toothpicks for picking.

          2. I'd probably do a citrus (probably grapefruit) and herb empanada platter with a spiced/spicy lemon cream dipping sauce

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            1. re: iL Divo

              Intriguing! Please your empanada recipe!