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Need Easter appetizers. Suggestions???

topeater Mar 28, 2013 06:11 PM

Hi everyone,
My neighbors have invited several neighbors over for Easter. Everyone is bringing something. So far, looks like green salad, lamb, carrots, green beans & someone is making an unknown desert. I've been assigned appetizers.
The obvious choice is deviled eggs, but I never have good luck with these & also all of a sudden, my husband is off eggs, even duck eggs!!! So, any thoughts? Has to be something not too complicated as I am traveling until early evening on Saturday. Thanks for suggestions.

  1. biondanonima Mar 28, 2013 06:29 PM

    Asparagus spears (either blanched or roasted), wrapped in thin slices of prosciutto, with a dijon dipping sauce, would be easy and seasonal. I would suggest mini-quiches, but if your husband is anti-egg, that might not go over so well.

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    1. re: biondanonima
      luciaannek Mar 29, 2013 09:48 AM

      I was going to suggest asparagus in prosciutto! I think that would be lovely.

      Blending smoked salmon with cream cream, sour cream, chives, and black pepper in a food processor makes a lovely spread that you can put on endive spears, cracker, toast points, or what have you. It feels very luxurious. It would be nice to do a rye toast point, with the salmon cream cheese topped with some green peas for color and sweetness.

      1. re: luciaannek
        chloebell Mar 29, 2013 01:53 PM

        I roasted asparagus & proscuitto one time. Drizzled some truffle oil over the finished product. Added another dimension that was awesome!!

    2. letsindulge Mar 28, 2013 08:27 PM

      Shrimp with cocktail dipping sauce is easy, and festive.

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      1. re: letsindulge
        foodieX2 Mar 29, 2013 06:02 AM

        That is what I am serving along with dishes of assorted olives and my SIL is bringing Deviled eggs.

        I love Ina Gartens roasted shrimp cockail recipe so that's the version I am making but I am making my own zippy cocktail sauce.

      2. c
        charlesbois Mar 29, 2013 05:49 AM

        Goat cheese puffs, spinach dip, or smoked salmon on toast.

        1. Berheenia Mar 29, 2013 06:04 AM

          Can you cheat and buy Spanakopitas at Costco or Trader Joe's?
          Or make ahead and freeze your own?
          Sounds like a nice Mediterranean menu in the making.

          1. t
            topeater Mar 29, 2013 07:34 AM

            We must be on the same wavelength. I was thinking about a salmon or roasted shrimp cocktail. I also love the Ina Garten roasted shrimp recipe.
            How do you make your sauce? I usually just use catsup, a lot of horseradish & lemon.
            I also like the idea of roasted asparagus & prosciutto.
            Thanks for the suggestions.

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            1. re: topeater
              foodieX2 Mar 29, 2013 01:39 PM

              Great minds! I make mine with catsup, lots of prepared horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and a generous amount of hot sauce. With the roasted shrimp I like to use siracha in place of regular hit sauce like Tabasco.

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