Having people over for a few nibbles and need some light bites to serve? Here’s a guide to some impressive little numbers, from the dainty to the more hearty and even the glittery.
These fragrant tomato-flavoured rice wrapped in briny vine leaves are pure parcel ambrosia. These can be made a day or two ahead of time (but they’ll need to be kept well hidden in your fridge)
Little nutty, fishy, creamy mouthfuls. The lime creme fraiche is super quick and easy to mix up, leaving the Chestnut Galettes the only thing to prepare. These are a matter of a mix, roll and bake.
Rich toasty aioli with a fragrant and soft salmon. These would be good served with some pumpernickel or other rye bread or crackers.
These were inspired by a meal at Hill Side in Brooklyn. Perfect party food with little toasts, rich and sweet peperonata and a little saltiness with the white anchovies. The peperonata can be made a couple of days ahead of time, and any leftover is great mixed through pasta, on a sandwich or burger or served with your eggs for breakfast.
A sweet and a savoury option of pretty little stacks of decadence.
This refreshing, smooth soup has a hint of spice and little bursts of pomegranate bring the party vibes into your mouth.
Buttery pastry, rich and sweet caramelised onions, salty olives and umami anchovies – this classic French tart has it all.
Scallops and cauliflower are a match made in flavour heaven. Creamy and tender scallops with sweet, creamy and light cauliflower puree.
Get the party started with some meaty, buttery empanadas and a fresh and spicy Chimichurri sauce.
Pastry parcels are a party staple. These little samosa keep things fresh with the addition of peas and herbs in the filling, and served with tangy dippings sauces.