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Easy but impressive appetizer ideas??

Beatrix's picture

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I entertain often, but usually rely on the "old standbys", ie. spinach dip in pumpernickel bread, nachos with cream cheese dip, stuffed mushrooms etc....It's time for something new for a birthday "bash" this weekend. I would love any great favorites that any one might want to share.

Appreciatively,

Beatrix

Chunk's picture

(post #25613, reply #31 of 35)

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Hi Beatrix!
I did something once that turned out better than I had anticipated. Mix some wasabe powder into sour cream or creme fraiche. Blanch some whole chives. Take a small piece of smoked salmon, place a small dollop of the wasabe cream in the middle, wrap it up and tie the purse with the blanched chive. You can put it on the platform of your choice...cucumber, radish, crostini, cracker, bagel chip. If you like that horseradish-type tingle, go heavier on the wasabe.
I am personally not satisfied until my eyes are watering and I have to press my palm against my forehead, but that's me. 8-)

happy birthday!!!

Chunk

Rebecca's picture

(post #25613, reply #32 of 35)

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Spinach-dill sounds like they'd be perfect - thanks for the tip, alix! Would bring them up to a better standard. I bet the new "roll ups" in the stores come in a dill flavor, too. Not as good as crepes but a nice variation on the original, maybe.

Adele_'s picture

(post #25613, reply #33 of 35)

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The wasabi powder in sour cream sounds great! I recently bought some of the powder for a recipe I have for wasabi encrusted salmon (think I got it here!)

What else can I use the powder for? Suggestions would be appreciated.

MEAN_CHEF's picture

(post #25613, reply #34 of 35)

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Sushi.

Thalia's picture

(post #25613, reply #35 of 35)

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Bacon-wrapped dates are always a hit at my
parties. Open the ends of whole, pitted dates
and put whole blanched almonds inside. Wrap
with 1/3 slice of bacon and pin together with
a toothpick. Bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes
or until crisp. For 24 appetizers you need
24 dates, 24 almonds and 8 slices of bacon. Yum!
Thalia