Appetizers & Snacks
This rich and flavorful pÃ¢te is great used as a spread for crostini or bruschetta.
You can use almost any combination of vegetables in these wraps. When you have all the elements ready, set the ingredients out on individual platters and let diners make their own. If you can’t find rice paper wrappers, which add a nice chewy texture, roll the ingredients in lettuce leaves.Meal plan: These wraps are great with a simple cold noodle salad (use linguine or soba noodles) tossed with a store-bought Thai peanut dressing and some chopped red bell pepper.
Long, slow roasting caramelizes the natural juices of vegetables, turning them into a richly flavored delight. The savory tofu-garlic mixture is a great complement.
The process of making crepes will go more smoothly if your work area is well organized. Have by the stove the oil and a pastry brush (for brushing the pan), the batter, a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup (for scooping out batter), a whisk (to stir batter when it settles) and a rubber spatula. Once crepes have cooled completely, they can be stacked and wont stick together. Nevertheless as a safeguard, I often place a square of waxed paper between each crepe before storing them.
The combination of feta, olives and pine nuts nestled in potato halves is divine. For best results, choose potatoes of roughly the same size and shape.
These delicious stuffed phyllo coils are one of the many shaped borek (pastries) served in Turkey. They can be made with different doughs, but the lightest and flakiest are made with phyllo pastry. To help keep coils neatly shaped during cooking, place a roll of scrunched foil around them before baking.
Bruschetta is a simple but superb Italian appetizer of thick slices of toasted bread spread with a garden-fresh topping of ripe red tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. It's a wonderful accompaniment to the chowder in both flavor and color.
These tasty hors doeuvres will serve 6 to 8 people. The contrast of the crispy skin bursting with flavor of fragrant spices, and the mild, creamy flesh inside makes these potatoes simply irresistible.