Appetiser Recipes

Appetiser - Hors d'oeuvre, or the first course, are food items served before the main courses of a meal. The French (singular and plural) is hors d’œuvre; in English, the œ ligature is usually replaced by the digraph "oe" with the plural often written as hors d'oeuvres. There are several related terms, such as a one-bite appetiser, as an amuse-bouche

Alcachofas con Almejas y Calamares – Artichokes with Clams and Squid


Artichokes are a popular vegetable especially when fresh from the market. In Spain they are often served sautéed with ham or stuffed with white sauce and ham or meat, etc. Sometimes served cold, they combine well with anchovies and piquillo peppers, or with salmon and capers, or tuna fish with a good olive oil.

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Angels on Horseback – Bacon-Wrapped Oysters


According to the classic recipe, shucked oysters are wrapped in bacon. Sometimes scallops are used in place of oysters. This is then baked in the oven, about 3 minutes per side, or prepared with any other source of dry heat, The dish is often served on toast, though if prepared on skewers and broiled, it can be eaten straight from the skewer.

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Artichoke and Asparagus in Green Sauce


Artichoke hearts and asparagus in a seasoning sauce of spices, pistachios, and lemon.

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Asparagus Canapés


A quick and classic spring canapé of tender green asparagus stems wrapped in Parma ham with a light citrus dip

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Avocado and Mushroom Bites


These baguette toasts with avocado and mushroom will satisfy your taste-buds and are a perfect lunchtime bite.

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Baba Ghanoush


A popular preparation method is for the eggplant to be baked or broiled over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste. Often, it is eaten as a dip with khubz or pita bread, and is sometimes added to other dishes. It is usually of an earthy light-brown colour.

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Baby Octopus Spiedini


Barbecued baby octopus on skewers served with a salad of baby beet tops. A tasty easy bbq seafood dish.

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Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites


These quick and easy bacon-wrapped potatoes can be served as an appetizer with the toothpicks still in place, or remove them and serve as a side dish.

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenderloins


Served with roasted potatoes and a side salad these chicken tenderloins make for a great family dinner.

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Baked Brie with Amaretto


Melted brie with an almond touch makes a decadent appetiser with crackers or baguette slices.

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Baked Crab and Avocado Wontons


A delightful blend of creamy avocado and sweet tasting crabmeat wrapped in crispy wonton wrappers. Great with a spicy or sweet and sour dipping sauce.

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Baked Mushrooms with French Onion Topping


These baked mushrooms are a perfect combination of crunchy inside and soft, cheesy outside.

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Berenjena con Vinagret – Grilled Eggplant in Tomato Vinaigrette


Eggplants are a very common vegetable in the Mediterranean, particularly in Spain. This eggplant dish is great to serve as a tapa or a side dish, especially in spring and summer. It is the perfect make-ahead dish that you can take out a few minutes before serving.

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Boerenkool Stamppot – Dutch Kale Hash


Boerenkool met rookworst, (which could be translated literally as farmers cabbage with smoked sausage), is made of mashed potatoes mixed with kale and it is usually eaten with smoked sausage.

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Brie and Asparagus Crisps


Theses delicious asparagus and brie cheese hors d’oeuvres are very easy to make and are a great appetiser or tempter at your next gathering or party

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