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Old 03-28-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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ISO Unique Hors d'oeuvres

We are catering a large party in mid april for strictly hors de veors. I am looking for some unique ideas &/or recipies.
I'm not looking for any dips, kabobs, stuufed mushrooms or sauces.
It's an upscale party with cocktails & socializing. They want "clean" items. A recipie they gave us & want is : Crustless white bread, rolled thin, roll a fresh asparagus spear in it, drizzle it with butter, roll it in sesame seed & bake.
I would sure appreciate any help you can give me on this. Thank you.

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
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These are delicious and elegant - I've made them many times:
SALMON CANAPES
Eat@ Recipe Swap & Recipes : SALMON CANAPES

Here are a few more ideas from my to-try file:

CUCUMBER SLICES WITH SALMON MOUSSE
Cucumber Slices With Salmon Mousse Recipe - Food.com - 163562

CARAMELIZED ONION AND GRUYERE TARTS (Adapted slightly from Eric Ripert)
Tracey's Culinary Adventures: Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Tart (and a Giveaway!)

SONORAN GRILL SHRIMP-STUFFED AVOCADO
sonoran grill shrimp-stuffed avocado recipe

GRILLED FIGS STUFFED WITH GOAT CHEESE AND MINT (from Fine Cooking)
Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese & Mint recipe

GRILLED FETA IN GRAPE LEAVES
Recipe: Grilled feta in grape leaves - latimes.com

TOASTS WITH CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL, AND SEA SALT
have cake, will travel |

STUFFED FIGS DRIZZLED WITH CHOCOLATE
(A friend of mine made this, and it's delicious)
Stuffed Figs Drizzled With Chocolate Recipe - Food.com - 68911
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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i'm not sure how "clean" it is, but the first horse dee-oover i thought of was a shrimp and water chestnut wrapped in bacon, then grilled. serve it skewered on a toothpick.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:00 AM   #4
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Summer Rolls (Shrimp, Chicken, Vegetarian)
Sushi Rolls (Crab and Avacado or anything else you like)
Beef tips and blue cheese puffs (Cook the beef tips slightly and then suff it in a little puff pastry pillow with some crumbled blue cheese and bake)
Mini eggrolls
You said no to kebabs, but I love to make something called mini bun kebabs. Make cocktail size meatballs (seasoned with indian spices), press them down slightly and bake them. Serve them in mini hawaiin bread rolls with a cilantro mint chutney spread. It's super elegant and go fast
chicken tikka bites on skewers (you can serve them room temperature)


I like to serve lots of finger foods at my parties as well so I also will follow this thread to see what other elegant ideas are there.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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Phyllo triangles stuffed with cheese and chutney. Brie and mango chutney work well.
Phyllo triangles stuffed with chocolate. Sprinkle confectioners sugar on them befor serving.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #6
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Swedish Gravlox rolls--take a head of lettuce, select leaves similar in size, wilt slightly, put a thin layer of the mustard-dill sauce served with Gravlox on and then a slice of Gravlox, roll the lettuce up as if it were an eggroll. If they don't stay "rolled", you can tie them with a strand of dill. If you don't want to make Gravlox or don't think the salmon would be fresh enough, you could use smoked salmon and a cream cheese/dill sauce.

Smoked oyster and beef in lettuce might also be a possibility for a "finger size" roll or you could use rice rolls...

What about stuffed grape leaves?
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:02 AM   #7
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I like to make mini savoury choux buns for a finger buffet. The fillings can be anything you want, I use amongst others, chopped ham and cream cheese, smoked salmon or smoked mackerel pate, etc. etc.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:38 AM   #8
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I like to make mini savoury choux buns for a finger buffet. The fillings can be anything you want, I use amongst others, chopped ham and cream cheese, smoked salmon or smoked mackerel pate, etc. etc.
Good stuff Ace, I do mini Yorkshire puds and fill the dip with all sorts, smoke salmon with a poached quails egg and a blob of hollandaise is a belter,mini scotch eggs using hb quails eggs is a belter to.
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Halve grape tomatoes (or cherry), put a smear of guacamole on and top with a bit of bacon, pancetta or proscuitto. If you are using cherry tomatoes, you can scoop out most of the seeds and fill with guac. (Make your own guac with lots of fresh lemon juice and its even better)
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #10
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Hi Bolas,

I really like the idea of quail eggs being used as mini scotch eggs. Hope you dont mind but they will be on my next buffet table.
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