Tag: appetizer

Tenderloin Bites

Tenderloin bites

Salty holds up the male end of the household by being a classic meat and potatoes guy, and his favorite snack is all about quality and simplicity. Whether you cheat like us or make the sauce from scratch, this dish is ready in less…

Stuffed Peppadews

Stuffed peppadews with aged balsamic vinegar

Shake lived in southern California for a few years, and one of her favorite happy hours was at a wine bar in La Jolla. Last summer she took me on a weekend trip, and we went there everyday to eat this delightfully simple appetizer….

The Art of the Cheese Plate

Cheese plates are sophisticated and crowd pleasing, and even the most culinary challenged individuals can easily succeed with a little preparation. The most important part of this endeavor is obviously the cheese itself, and if you can manage to pick out at least a…

Burrata Caprese

Caprese (ka-pray-say) is an elegant Italian salad comprised of fresh soft cheese, tomatoes, and basil. High quality mozzarella and balsamic vinegar are essential, but as long as you buy good ingredients this recipe is foolproof. Traditionally Caprese is made with fresh mozzarella, but I…

Spicy Sesame Shrimp and Velvet Snow

Shrimp are by far the easiest seafood to cook in my opinion. They absorb pretty much any flavor, and they are quick to make, especially if you buy them already peeled and deveined. This pairing is bold-spicy, flavorful prawns with a sweet but effervescent…

Vintner’s Stomp and Egg Puff Canapé

Sauce and I love to drink muddled cocktails. One day while we were roaming about, we happened upon a sparkling cocktail with muddled grapes. We talked about it for weeks and went back a few more times before I decided to attempt replicating it….

Ahi Poke

I love raw fish. Sashimi, sushi, crudo-however you want slice, wrap, or pile it, I will devour it with gusto. I realize that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for any fish, let alone raw, but if there was ever a recipe to change that…

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