Recipe Index: Appetizer
Chicken Liver Pâté
An easy chicken liver pate with shallots, garlic, brandy, capers and thyme, blended smooth to spread on bread or crackers.
Chipotle Lime Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
Bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled and seasoned with chipotle chili and lime.
Classic Stuffed Mushrooms
Classic stuffed with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley.
Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.
Crab Cakes with Ginger and Lime
Asian inspired crab cakes with fresh crab meat, lime, ginger, and sriracha.
Delicious crab dip with lump crab meat, sour cream, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Turkey meatballs with thyme, fennel seeds, ricotta, glazed with a spicy-sweet ruby red cranberry sauce.
Delicious, seasonal cranberry salsa, with cranberries, apple, scallions, ginger, chili, cilantro, and lime.
Curried Chicken Salad with Endive
Curried chicken salad spooned into endive "boats" for a crisp, delightful appetizer.
Curried Egg Salad with Mango Chutney
Simple egg salad, spiced up with curry and mango chutney. Great on toast!
Curried Pork Empanadas
Appetizer-sized empanadas, or turnovers, stuffed with a curried ground pork picadillo, and baked until golden brown.
Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.
Creamy roasted eggplant dip with roasted bell pepper, garlic, basil, balsamic, and olive oil.
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)
Classic Mediterranean baba ghanouj eggplant dip. Baked eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, and olive oil.
Eggs Mimosa with Artichoke Tapenade
Hard boiled egg whites stuffed with artichoke heart tapenade and sprinkled with grated cooked egg yolks
Fava Bean Dip with Goat Cheese and Garlic
Fresh fava bean dip with green garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, and goat cheese. Great served with jicama or cucumber slices.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Mexican salsa recipe made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno or serano chiles, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Also called Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca.
Two classic garlic bread recipes, one toasted and crispy from the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.
Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Easy grilled shrimp basted with garlic butter. It's shrimp on a stick!
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.