Appetizer Recipes

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Asparagus Cheese Tart Serves 4 Ingredients  Flour for rolling out dough 1 sheet frozen puff pastry 1 cup grated parmesan 1 cup grated gruyere  1 1/2 pounds medium asparagus 1 Tb. fresh thyme, chopped 1 Tb. olive…
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Burrata on Crostini with Caramelized Shallots and Bacon

Burrata on Crostini with Caramelized Shallots and Bacon Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup thinly sliced shallots ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 1 Tb. brown sugar 1 baguette 1 clove garlic, peeled, halved  12…
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Stuffed Eggplant with Walnuts and Feta

Stuffed Eggplant with Feta- Imam Bayildi Serves 8 Ingredients 4 medium eggplants or zucchini Salt 4 Tb. olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tb. chopped thyme 2 tsp. oregano 2…
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Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens  Serves 4 Ingredients 1 small head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets 1 medium potato, peeled, cut into chunks 2 shallots, cut into large chunks 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 oz. fontina,…
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Best Ever Flatbread

I love flatbreads, a thin crispy pizza like dough with an abundance of creativity - you can place anything you can think of on top of a flatbread from sautéed vegetables to crispy pancetta to a wide variety of cheeses, these wonderful appetizers…
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Seared Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Try this elevated twist to burger night. These are also great when you need a quick appetiser. Once assembled, they are seared for about two minutes per side. Seared Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise Serves 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds…
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Cleansing for the New Year – Start with Soup

Holidays are a lovely time to be with friends and family and enjoy all kinds of wonderful meals, parties and over-indulgence. About a week after New Years many of us are happy to scale back, clean up the food intake and possibly lose a few…
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Sesame Seared Tuna on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Creme Fraiche

A simple and elegant appetizer that is a crowd pleaser. Seared rare tuna sits on top of deep fried wonton triangles- I know, I know, frying is so - well, delicious - but if you prefer to avoid this you can use a crisp rice cracker. The garnish…
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Portobello Bruschetta with Caramelized Onions

This is one of my favorite appetizers and well worth the effort. The presentation is also spectacular, a stacked vegetarian open faced sandwich. Portobello Bruschetta with Rosemary Aioli Serves 12 Ingredients 1 cup balsamic vinegar 2…