What a fast, different and delicious snack! This is *almost* no-cook... just warm it all in a foil pack in the oven and Bob's yer uncle! I omitted the red pepper flakes and subbed some mild chili powder, cumin and cajun spices this time. Recipe courtesy Ms. Ray.
This is my variation of Cowboy Caviar. My mother got it from a friend, and passed it on to me (thanks, Mom!). It is a favorite with my side of the family, and my in-laws enjoy it very well, too. It makes a pretty big batch, but you'll be surprised at how quickly it vanishes! Avocado will turn brown, so don't make this too far in advance.
This is a great recipe for marinated feta. Try to chop the red bell pepper and the olives as small as possible. Together with the green herbs the feta looks really colourful and tastes delicious. The recipe is adapted from a Swiss cooking magazine called 'Le Menu' (September 05). I changed the oil as I prefer olive oil to rapeseed oil. But feel free to use rapeseed oil if desired. The stated amount serves six as an appetizer. Marinating time of 24 hours is included in the cooking time.
A great party starter is this appetizer very flexible you can use navy beans or Great Northerns. Optional ingredients may include sun dried tomatoes, toasted nuts, black or green olive. This would be great for a sandwich spread!
In a flash of genius, my sister bought her favorite fresh pierogi (available in supermarkets), brushed them with olive oil and threw them on the grill. These crisp appetizers have become such a family standby that I’m always trying to come up with new toppings. Two of my favorites: grilled mushrooms and scallions, and spicy fresh salsa. If you wish to make your own dough use my Pierogi and Vareniki Dough recipe #133968.
NOTE: If you use frozen pierogi that are not precooked, you must boil them first, then drain and let cool completely before grilling.
BEER The creamy, earthy and spicy elements in these crostini call for a bright, golden lager with plenty of flavor to match. Try the classic Pilsner Urquell or the smooth and strong Polish Piast.
A great appetizer created for RSC#7. If you have never tried eggplant before this recipe will win you over! This makes a huge batch, so feel free to half it if you are not feeding a large crowd. Or can also freeze the extras to have on hand for another day.
This recipe came from taste testing poppers all over. I combined what I liked and discarded the rest. You can use fresh peppers or prepackaged peppers (not recommended,to soft). If I use fresh, I sometimes like to slice them in half, leaving the stem, de-vein and seed them and saute' them in my favorite beer to soften them up just a little (2-4 minutes). Another tip is to always use protective cooking gloves when dealing with peppers.
This is my kind of Super ball food! If you don't like endive spread it in crackers or use as a dip for vegies. Use as a condiment for a sandwich or serve with grilled chicken.I`ve also added 1/4 cup diced red onions to the mixture.