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Appetizers

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Chanterelle Toasts

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 pound chanterelle or other fragrant mushrooms, ends trimmed, stalks and caps cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 slices white Pullman bread, crusts removed and bread toasted and cut into 1-by-3-inch strips
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Shrimp-and-Pineapple Skewers

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  • 1/2 pineapple, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 bunches scallions (white and light-green parts only), cut into 2-inch pieces
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Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese

Time:10 mins
Other Ideas:
Goat cheese, Peppers, Spanish, Tapas
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Toast Skagen

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably Swedish)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill, plus dill sprigs, for garnish
  • 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 pound precooked peeled small shrimp (preferably Swedish) or rock shrimp, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch pieces if large
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 slices white Pullman bread, crusts removed, bread cut into 4 triangles
  • 4 ounces golden whitefish caviar (paramountcaviar.com), for garnish
  • 16 lemon wedges, for serving
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Baked Artichoke Dip with Winter Crudites

Ingredients
  • 3 cans (14 ounces each) artichoke hearts in water
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (3 ounces)
  • 1 cup grated pecorino cheese (3 ounces)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped, plus leaves for garnish
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • Sliced fennel, radishes, carrots, celery, and cauliflower florets, for serving
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Glazed Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings

Other Ideas:
Asian, Chicken wings
Ingredients
  • 20 to 25 chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chile paste
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
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Lentil Pate

Ingredients
  • 1 cup French green lentils
  • 2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought vegetable stock
  • 1/2 onion, cut into 3 wedges
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces shallots (about 1 1/2 cups), thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, whites finely chopped, yolks reserved for another use
  • 50 low-fat whole-wheat crackers
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Simple Piped Crudites

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Rick's Seviche 101

Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh skinless striped bass, snapper, halibut, or other white ocean fish fillets, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more if needed
  • 1 medium white onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 medium-large tomatoes (1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 to 2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus a few leaves for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted green olives, preferably manzanillos
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
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Parmesan and Poppy Seed Sticks

Ingredients
  • One 10-by-10-inch sheet frozen puff pastry (one sheet from a 17.3-ounce package)
  • 1 to 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated on the small holes of a box grater to yield about 1/3 cup
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
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