Recipe Index: Appetizer
How to Prepare a Cheese Board
Tips and advice on how to put together a cheese plate, either as an appetizer, or an end of dinner course. How to select, store, and serve cheese. How to make a cheese board.
Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
Classic liver paté recipe with ground pork, calf, chicken, or pork liver, bacon and spices.
Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime. Great with seafood.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.
Mushroom caviar, an appetizer of finely chopped fresh mushrooms sauteed in butter with shallots, garlic, and white wine, then mixed with sour cream, pine nuts, lemon juice and parsley.
Classic Tex Mex nachos. Corn tortilla chips, baked with refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro.
Old Bay Chicken Wings
Roasted chicken wings flavored with Old Bay seasoning and butter, then served with cocktail sauce.
Olive crostinis, sliced baguette, spread with an olive, garlic, cheese tapenade, and toasted in the oven. Delicious appetizer.
Crunchy onion rings recipe. Onion rings, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and cornmeal, and deep fried to a golden crisp.
Oxtail Pâté (Pate)
Oxtail pate includes no liver, it is just made with the rich, flavorful meat of oxtails.
Pacific Black Cod Escabeche
Black cod fillets marinated in a vinegar oil mixture and served as a classic escabeche.
Papaya, Prosciutto, and Lime
Slices of fresh papaya served with thinly sliced prosciutto and fresh squeezed lime.
Pâté (Pate) Maison
Easy to make liver pate, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls
Meatballs made from ham, bacon and ground pork, glazed with pineapple juice, brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup and dry mustard.
Crispy cheese potato skins, baked to a crisp, then topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions.
Prosciutto, Melon, and Mozzarella
Prosciutto-wrapped melon with Mozzarella cheese recipe, a perfect summertime appetizer! Prosciutto di Parma, honeydew and cantaloupe melons, and fresh cherry-size Mozzarella cheese.
Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip
Quick easy hot artichoke dip with artichoke hearts, Parmesan, mayo, salt, pepper
How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip made with roasted red bell peppers, fresh red bell peppers, garlic, mayonnaise, and balsamic vinegar.
Jelled salmon mousse appetizer recipe, with cooked salmon, celery, green pepper, onion, dill, and cream cheese.
Salmon spread appetizer with a combination of smoked salmon and freshly poached salmon, mixed together with lemon juice, capers, Dijon, chives, lemon zest, and butter. Serve on toasted baguette slices.
Heavenly spread for crackers, made with canned sardines, cream cheese, shallots, green onions, and lime juice.