Top 3 Mouth Watering Hors d’oeuvres

With Valentines Day on the horizon, it’s a great time to decide what to whip up on the special day. If you’re entertaining your family and friends or enjoying an evening with your partner then hors d’oeuvres are a great way to enjoy a small bite. We’ll show you our top 3 favourite ideas for the romantic occasion.

Succulent Shrimp Hors d’oeuvres

There are many options when it comes to shrimp appetizers, they’re ideal since they’re filling but also full of flavour. If you have a sweet tooth then you could make coconut shrimps, honey ginger shrimps or honey and orange for a little tang. For some savoury options opt for mushroom stuffed shrimps, bacon wrapped shrimps or lemon shrimps, which are easy to make.

  • Peel and devein your shrimps on your cutting board
  • Simmer your shrimps on medium to high heat until pink
  • Grab a bowl and combine your lemon juice, onions, garlic and mustard, gradually whisk in olive oil then add black pepper
  • After draining the shrimps toss them in the mixture and let them cool
  • Cover and refrigerate them for 8 hours
  • Stick a toothpick through them, season with salt and red pepper and serve

Sweet And Sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres 

If you enjoy creating beautiful and aesthetically pleasing desserts, then sweet hors d’oeuvres are the perfect way to make small yet striking finger food. Petit fours are miniature, typically sweet cakes served at the end of a meal; try flavours like almond, rose and raspberry for a delicious treat. Once you’ve made your mini-cakes then try one of our decorative methods.

  • Use your wood cutting board to lie out your icing, cut out small petal shapes to create miniature flowers
  • For a simple look, drizzle chocolate back and forth
  • If your confident with the icing bag, then top your petit four with a swirl or a decorative pattern
  • For a sweet finish dust your cakes with sugar
  • If you want your cakes to look extravagant, adorn them with edible pearls and gold

Cheesy Bites  

Cheese cubes are a classic example of an easy to create yet delectable hors d’oeuvre. Bulk cutting boards offer an array of designs so you can chop up your cheeses and then present them in an authentic way. Select a variety of cheeses that complement each other such as cheddar, Manchego, Stilton and Camembert. Offer honey, mustard or chutney on the side to finish off your platter. Fondue is a great alternative to a cheese platter and makes for a quick option when entertaining guests.

  • Brush the interior of your fondue pot with garlic
  • Add half a pint of white wine and a teaspoon of lemon juice and boil
  • After lowering the heat add your cheeses such as Gruyere and Emmental
  • Continually stir until the cheeses are melted
  • Add a tablespoon of cornflour and stir
  • Serve with bread cubes or fruits for a sweet taste   

Whether you prefer sweet or savoury flavours, have a Valentine’s day to remember by creating tasty treats and heavenly hors d’oeuvres for you and your loved ones.

Category: Cooking

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