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Old 05-10-2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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Shrimp Canape Appy

Shrimp Canapes

Shrimp - Peeled/devained small shrimp, sauteed in oil, soy sauce, black pepper and a dash of Tabasco. You can pretty much flavor them how you want, just make sure they have some 'pop'.

Sauce - Equal parts yogurt and sour cream, fresh minced tarragon (again, use any herb you like), little salt and pepper. Combine in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Misc Items - Endive, minced chive, diced avocado, capers.

To plate - Place a teaspoon of the sauce toward the root end of the endive leaf, place a pice of avocado then 2-3 capers. Carefully place one of the shrimp on top. A tiny dab of Tabasco on each one wouldn't hurt either. Garnish with minced chive.

The shrimp and the yogurt/sour cream combination provide a blank canvas for whatever flavors you like.

Bon Appetite

(I found a use for those chive blossoms)




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Old 05-10-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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Wow, this looks fantastic..Your presentation is simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Mouth-watering presentation! I could reach right into the computer screen and grab one!
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Thanks for the compliments. I made another batch without the shrimp. I used minced spicy basil and capers in the yogurt/cream mixture. A dolop on each endive leaf, topped with avocado, black pepper and a dash of Tabasco. I need some other flavors to balance out the bitter bite from the endive. Any ideas?
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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Those look great. Maybe try some honey added to the yogurt/cream mixture?
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We enjoy the endive with a small dollop of crab and chopped apple mixed with just enough mayo to hold it together,or you could try some gorgonzola,sour cream and toasted almonds.Mix some blue cheese,sour cream and some diced pear ..Hope this helps.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:45 PM   #7
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That looks wonderful. I am sure it was quite delicious too.
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...I need some other flavors to balance out the bitter bite from the endive. Any ideas?
Looks yummy, Jeeks.

How about going Asian - filling the leaves with slices of roast duck in hoison & topping with a scallion/green onion brush.

Use a filling similar to P.F. Chang's Lettuce wraps - minced chicken (or pork?), ginger, shiitakes, water chestnuts, etc. (There are a few copy cat recipes on the web.)

Smoked salmon, cream cheese & dill or
Smoked Salmon Stuffed Belgian Endive Boats

Blue cheese, prosciutto, walnuts, and basil. Drizzle with balsamic.

Egg salad w a dab of caviar.

Combine Pico de gallo with guacamole or diced avacado & a few squirts of lemon or lime juice.

Ceviche.
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Thanks for the compliments. I made another batch without the shrimp. I used minced spicy basil and capers in the yogurt/cream mixture. A dolop on each endive leaf, topped with avocado, black pepper and a dash of Tabasco. I need some other flavors to balance out the bitter bite from the endive. Any ideas?
I would probably stay away from the endive and use a small lettuce like Little Gem or baby Butter (Bibb) Lettuce. Bitter endive is strong, you can't really balance it without changing the other flavors of the dish, so the best thing to do is to eliminate the endive and replace it with another component that would compliment the other flavors better.
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Amy, great ideas! I actually have some smokes salmon in the fridge. I'm going to try that this weekend but without the cream cheese.

IC, there's always a way! I just have to figure it out.
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