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Does anyone have any quick appetizer ideas?

Anything from tapas, bocadillos, small, foofoo food.....ANYTHING!!

 
yashibella

Asked by yashibella at 6:22 PM on Aug. 6, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • ham slices smeared with cream cheese rolled with a pickle in it.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 6:48 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Bruschetta! It's easy to prepare...

    Cut frenchbread, roast it in a pan.

    Dice tomatoes in small pieces, use salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamico vinegar and fresh basil leaves and fresh garlic. Mix everything together and put it on the roasted frenchbread.
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 6:36 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Lettuce Wraps (a great summer appetizer)
    Veggies: (Chopped very small)
    2 thick broccoli stalks or about 7 florets
    2 medium carrots
    2 green onions
    1 cup fresh fennel (the tops are best)
    1 small handful fresh parsley
    2 roma tomatoes or 1 large beefsteak tomato
    2 Tbl capers
    2 cups crushed raw pistachios
    1 cup crushed raw cashews
    1/2 red bell pepper
    2 big stalks celery
    1 cup fresh mushrooms
    Sauce:
    1 Tbl lime juice
    1 Tbl chopped fresh cilantro
    1/2 cup sesame oil
    1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
    1-1/2 Tbl sugar
    2-1/2 tsp sea salt
    2 Tbl Gomisio - or you can subsitute sesame seeds and crumbled Nori (dried seaweed)
    2-1/2 Tbl minced garlic
    2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
    2 tsp onion powder
    2 tsp coriander
    2 Tbl hot sauce, optional
    1 Tbl Wasabi powder

    cont
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:05 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Directions:

    Chop all produce Teeny Tiny, get a big bowl (Huge Bowl!), and toss it all together with the sauce.

    Wash and dry lots of big leaves of lettuce, endive works really well. Use them as you would tortillas.

    Keep the filling separate until use. Will refrigerate well and tastes better the next day!
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:06 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Someone just gave me a jalepeno poppers recipe that sounds good:

    Cut jalepenos in half lengthwise, remove seeds. Stuff with pineapple cream cheese. Wrap with a slice of bacon and insert a toothpick to hold it on. Place on baking sheet. Bake in 350* oven for about 35 minutes (until bacon is cooked).
    PSMother

    Answer by PSMother at 11:08 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • i like to go to franksredhot.com for spicy apps, like for a poker party or football. I also like allrecipes.com.
    CRISPY ONION MUSHROOMS
    1 (10 ounce) package small to medium whole button mushrooms, wiped clean
    1 1/3 cups FRENCH'S® Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 egg, beaten
    DIRECTIONS:
    1.Heat oven to 400°F. Place French Fried Onions into plastic bag. Lightly crush with hands or with rolling pin. Place flour into separate plastic bag. Toss mushrooms in flour; shake off excess.
    2.Dip floured mushrooms into beaten egg; then toss in French Fried Onions, five at a time.
    3.Place mushrooms on lightly greased baking rack set over rimmed baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until tender.
    Tips
    1.Look for FRENCH'S® French Fried Onions in the canned vegetable aisle!
    2.Tip: Substitute 1 to 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch slices for the mushrooms. Proceed
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 3:26 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • slit some whole dried figs down the middle and fill with a cream cheese and sugar mixture. then put one smoked almond or walnut inside. they are bite size, pretty to look at, and taste wonderful. men will eat these up so make plenty!
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:28 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates. I'm not a date eater but these are AWESOME and easy.

    Wrap pitted dates in bacon, bake in oven until bacon is crisp.

    Another HUGE hit is Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms. Saute sausage (like 1 lb bulk,or equivalent of Italian sausage, casings removed) with thyme and garlic. Drain grease and cool slightly. Mix in a block of cream cheese, an egg, salt/pepper to taste, and (fresh) parmesan cheese. Scoop into mushroom caps, sprinkle parmesan over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

    There are TONS of great appetizers on www.epicurious.com, but these are the favorites and we make them for guests by request - frequently.
    BethLopez

    Answer by BethLopez at 2:06 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • lol pigs in a blanket or chips and dip..... i'm pregnant and lazy lol. but they are very easy hehe
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:54 PM on Aug. 7, 2009