Simple Appetizers: (Hardcover) by Ryland Peters & Small
Whether you are looking for an elegant first course for a dinner party or a quick idea to liven up any meal, this selection of delicious yet simple recipes will provide all the inspiration you need. Small Bites make an informal shared appetizer to serve with drinks. Try Pea and Prosciutto Crostini; Grilled Lamb Skewers with Garlic and Saffron Custard for dipping; or Vermouth Scallops with Green Olive Tapenade. Soups are the classic way to begin a meal. Choose from a chilled Gazpacho with Smoked Salted Croutons; Pea and Smoked Ham Soup with Mint; or an elegant Crab Bisque. Salads are light and refreshing–try Apple, Beet, and Fennel Salad with Roquefort; classic Caesar Salad; or Heirloom Tomatoes with Burato Cheese and Fresh Basil. Meat & Poultry options include Chicken Liver Pâté with Blueberry and Balsamic Glaze; Carpaccio of Beef with Salsa Verde on Bruschetta; and Pork, Fennel, and Spinach Terrine with Drunken Figs. Lighter Fish & Seafood ideas include Salt-crusted Citrus Shrimp with Chile Dipping Sauce; Smoked Mackerel and Preserved Lemon Pâté; and Pickled Salmon with Fennel and Cucumber. Vegetarian options include a delicious Smoked Mushroom Pâté; individual Cheese and Basil Soufflés; and Fresh Asparagus with Homemade Hollandaise Sauce.