Light bites ~ Party food ideas

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Light bites ~ Party food ideas

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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.

Beetroot with Fried Goats cheese

Beetroot salad with fried goats cheese & Rhubarb

Dolmades

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)

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Chestnut Galettes with Smoked Mackerel & Lime Creme Fraiche

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.

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Gin-cured Salmon with Toasted Fennel Seed Aioli

Rich toasty aioli with a fragrant and soft salmon. These would be good served with some pumpernickel or other rye bread or crackers.

Gin Cured Salmon with Toasted Fennel Aioli

White Anchovy, Chilli & Peperonata Bruschetta

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.

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Pear & Maple Blinis; Smoked Salmon & Creme Fraiche Blinis

A sweet and a savoury option of pretty little stacks of decadence.

Maple Pears with Spiced Ricotta Blini, smoked salmon with creme fraiche blini

Cucumber & Jalapeno Gazpacho with Pomegranates

This refreshing, smooth soup has a hint of spice  and little bursts of pomegranate bring the party vibes into your mouth.

Cucumber Gazpacho with Pomegranates

Pissaladière

Buttery pastry, rich and sweet caramelised onions, salty olives and umami anchovies – this classic French tart has it all.

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Scallops with Purple Cauliflower Puree

Scallops and cauliflower are a match made in flavour heaven. Creamy and tender scallops with sweet, creamy and light cauliflower puree.

scallops with purple cauliflower puree

Beef Empanadas with Chimichurri Sauce

Get the party started with some meaty, buttery empanadas and a fresh and spicy Chimichurri sauce.

Beef Empanadas with chimichurri sauce

Vegetable Samosa with Yoghurt and Tamarind Dipping 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.

Vegetable samosa