Our friends and I had such a great time with our Progressive Dinner a couple months ago, we were looking forward to our next dinner party. The theme for the party was appetizers. A whole meal of just appetizers! I could not wait. We took advantage of the long weekend and made a lunch of appetizers to celebrate Easter. Each couple were responsible for two appetizers, none of which were coordinated.
Salted steamed edamame as well as cocoa spiced pecans were placed on the table for munching.
Q helped me make these shrimp gyoza. These were stuffed with shrimp and loads of ginger, pan-fried and then steamed. This was served with my new favorite sauce – ponzu! How did I not know about this sauce earlier? Ponzu is a citrus-based soy sauce and is delicious! In the past week, I’ve had it with every possible food item, the bottle is almost done.
The boursin stuffed prawns wrapped in beef bacon were something I definitely wanted to share with our friends. Even those who weren’t really seafood fans enjoyed these.
Hubby made up some beef shortribs in three varieties – East African hot, Korean bbq and a fusion of the two. These are usually served up at any gathering we have and they were delicious! The fusion ones were my fave.
Our friends brought over two different kinds of flatbread – cheese and herb. These were served with bruschetta and a spicy hummus.
One of my favorite appetizers to order at a restaurant is the chili chicken. Our friends made this without the crispy coating and it was delicious.
Chicken kabob skewers with veggies were grilled up and they were oh so tasty.
Our friends also brought over Aloo Tikki. These are basically Indian patties made with mashed potatoes and herbs and spices. Served with various chutneys, it was a great addition to our meal.
We rounded out the meal with a bowl full of nutella almond ice cream. It really was the perfect meal – little bites with amazing friends. A meal of appetizers is something we’ll definitely be doing again.