Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto

Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto

Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto

Thick juicy spears of tender asparagus, stuffed with sweet roasted red pepper and creamy aioli, and wrapped with salty savory prosciutto.  This is a great appetizer or first coarse, and can be prepared a bit in advance, served either at room temperature, or cold.  It’s also great for brunch.
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Beet Terrine with Arugula Salad

Friday, February 14th, 2014
Beet Terrine

Beet Terrine

Beet Terrine with Arugula Salad

Beet Month continues here at The Daily Morsel, with Beet Recipe #2 – Beet Terrine with Arugula Salad.

(Beet Recipe #1 – Beet Tartare –  was featured last Friday)

This festive dish is great for entertaining, since it’s made in advance.  It’s best as an appetizer or first course, since the sweetness from the beets makes the dish a bit on the rich side.  Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette adds some brightness, and cuts through the sweetly divine, velvety terrine.
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Beet Tartare with Avocado Mousse and Citrus Tapenade

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Beet Tartare with Avocado Mousse and Herb Barley

Beet Tartare with Avocado Mousse and Herb Barley

Beet Tartare with Avocado Mousse and Citrus Tapenade

This impressive looking vegan dish is great for entertaining.  While it is a bit time consuming, most of the dish can be made 2-3 days in advance.  And most of the time is hands off.  Plus, you can serve it cold or at room temperature.  Assembly can be done up to an hour before serving, thanks to the lime juice in the Avocado Mousse, which helps prevent browning.
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Fig, Goat Cheese Cracker Bites

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Another Butter Cracker with Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

Another Butter Cracker with Goat Cheese and Fig Jam

Fig, Goat Cheese Cracker Bites

This little appetizer came about when we wanted a snack before dinner and there wasn’t much in the refrigerator.  I had some leftover fig jam from a stuffed pork loin, and a bit of fresh chevre goat cheese.  We dug out some butter crackers from the pantry and voila, a sweet and savory appetizer.
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Mixed Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Mix Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Mix Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Mixed Greens with Sliced Beans and Shaved Carrots

Here is a simple green salad with fresh crunchy vegetables.  If runner beans are not in season, substitute sugar snap beans or snow peas.
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