Appetizers

Collection by Lisette

Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus (Chummus)

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
Authentic chummus is very different and SO much tastier than its American counterpart. This chummus is creamy and delicate in taste rather than overpowered with garlic or thick and pasty. It is eaten warm, fresh, and as a whole meal spread out in a dish and drizzled with fresh olive oil. It is scooped up with pita, raw onion slices, or just a fork. Do NOT use canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)!

Shrimp Egg Foo Yung

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
These delicious patties can be done ahead: fry and wrap them, and freeze for up to 1 month! Just before serving, reheat them in a 375 degree oven, uncovered, for about 25 minutes.

Sweet Teriyaki Beef Skewers

Rating: 4.5 stars 233
A grilled and easy way to prepare a delightful beef appetizer or main meat dish! Kids love the tenderness and sweetness, as do the adults.

Rice Balls a la Tim

Rating: 4.5 stars 297
My father LOVES these--so I name them after him. I make these softball sized as a main course for a quick, filling dinner. Serve with a side of sauce and garlic bread.
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Chef John's Crème Fraîche

Rating: 5 stars 231
Nothing beats the fabulous taste and texture of homemade crème fraîche!

Hot and Spicy Pecans

Rating: 4 stars 84
These pecans aren't too hot, but you can leave out the red pepper if you like them milder, or increase it to taste. These make a great snack or appetizer for the holidays, or anytime.

King Crab Appetizers

Rating: 4.5 stars 362
These crab tartlets have long since been a family favorite and are requested often at holiday get togethers.

Shrimp and Grits on the Barbie

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
For our honeymoon, Aaron and I took a road trip down the east coast. We stopped in Charleston, SC and had shrimp grits for the first time. OH MAN! It was SOOOO good. Aaron ordered it as appetizer and we liked it so much he got it as an entree too! Since you can't find shrimp and grits on a menu anywhere in Richmond, VA, Aaron came up with his own recipe and topped it off with BBQ sauce. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!
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Chef John's Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 147
A favorite shrimp appetizer with spicy, horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce.

Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Rating: 4.5 stars 2929
Tastes very similar to ones served in chain restaurants in our area. This one uses refrigerated Alfredo sauce as its base to give it a wonderful creamy texture.

Guinness® Beer Cheese Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
Great for parties when paired with tortilla chips and baked pretzels.

Kentucky Butter Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1254
This rich Bundt cake is moistened with a luscious vanilla butter sauce while it's still warm.
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