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Sesame prawn toasts

Serve this beautiful seafood spread with sesame seeds on fried bread as an appetiser, garnished with cress or sprouts. Ingredients 6 large green prawns, peeled, deveined 100g smoked trout fillet 4 eschalots, chopped 4 thick slices white bread 3 tablespoons sesame seeds Vegetable oil, to shallow-fry Mustard cress or snow pea sprout leaves, to garnish… … Continue readingSesame prawn toasts

Grissini

Time: 2 hours + Makes: about 26 Grissini.¬† Dietary Vegetarian Grissini are crisp bread sticks, originally from the area around Turin in northern Italy. They make a simple, tasty snack and are often served as a low-fuss appetiser with pre-dinner drinks. Grissini keep well and can be crisped in the oven if they become a… … Continue readingGrissini

Smoked salmon taramasalata

Time: Serves: 4 Smoked salmon taramasalata.¬†Photo: Marina Oliphant Dietary Nut-free A non-traditional way of making taramasalata that tastes light, smoky and delicious. Serve simply as an appetiser, or dollop over Greek salad, grilled lamb or oven-baked ocean trout. Ingredients 100g smoked salmon 200g cream cheese 100ml thick yoghurt 1 tbsp horseradish cream 1 tbsp lemon… … Continue readingSmoked salmon taramasalata

Mushroom croustades

An excellent appetiser, or a perfect light lunch, this recipe is simple to prepare but looks so impressive. Ingredients 1 whole or 2 half baguettes (ficelle) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, parsley, rosemary) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60g butter 500g Swiss brown mushrooms, chopped 150ml cream 150ml milk 4 thin slices prosciutto… … Continue readingMushroom croustades