Canapés & cocktails

Canapés & cocktails

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Easy

This smart cocktail and simple canapés will get the party started with maximum fun and minimum fuss

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Ingredients

  • Spicy prawn skewers
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • Stuffed prosciutto balls
    Prosciutto

    Prosciutto

    proh-shoo-toe

    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • Cucumber salmon
    Salmon

    Salmon

    sam-on

    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • Red pesto & mozzarella festive crackers
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • Curried chicken poppadums
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • Christmas cranberry mojitos
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

Method

  1. Spicy prawn skewers Marinate 150g cooked prawns in zest and juice 1 lime, 1 tbsp soy sauce, ½ finely chopped chilli, 2 tsp grated fresh root ginger and 1 tsp clear honey for 20 mins-1 hr. To serve, lay each prawn on a baby spinach leaf and thread a cocktail stick through (makes 28).

  2. Stuffed prosciutto balls Mash 100g feta with ½ finely chopped chilli, 2 tsp chopped mint and zest and juice ¼ lemon. Roll into 24 small balls. Quarter 6 prosciutto slices lengthways, then wrap each prosciutto strip around a feta ball (makes 24).

  3. Cucumber salmon Cut 1 large cucumber into 20 thick slices and scoop out some of the seedy middle, leaving a dip. Mix 200ml crème fraîche with zest 1 lemon and freshly ground black pepper, then spoon 1 tsp into each dip. Top with a piece smoked salmon, lemon zest and some black pepper (makes 20).

  4. Festive crackers Take 20 small crackers (we used Morrisons Gouda cheese & mixed seeds cracker bites) or 20 homemade crostini. Spread 1 tsp red pesto onto each cracker, top each with a piece of mozzarella from a 125g ball and garnish with basil leaves (makes 20).

  5. Curried chicken poppadums Arrange a 75g tub mini poppadums on a plate and slice 85g cooked chicken so there’s 1 piece per poppadum. Mix together ½ tsp curry powder, 100ml crème fraîche and zest ½ lemon, put 1 tsp in each poppadum with ½ tsp mango chutney, then finish with a slice of chicken and some chopped coriander. Best assembled just before serving so the poppadums stay crisp (makes 20).

  6. Christmas mojitos Put 140g fresh or frozen cranberries, a handful mint and 2 tbsp brown sugar in a bowl. Crush with the end of a rolling pin, then add a couple of handfuls of crushed ice and stir to mix. Add a shot of vodka to 6-8 tall glasses, divide the cranberry crush between them, then top up with cranberry juice and sparkling water (serves 6-8).

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Comments (4)

stellababe's picture
5

The chicken poppadoms are lovely! Highly recommend, flew off the plate! Ideal before a Indian meal :O)

heathermorris's picture
4

Spicy Prawns - absolutely delicious
Festive crackers - couldn't get the Gouda crackers so used Morrison's goats cheese, poppy seed and pepper in the same range. Fantastic!
Stuffed prosciutto balls - my favourite but needed more fetta to make them. Also tried with lime instead of lemon and it worked really well.
All 3 went down very well at a girl get together - empty plates all around.

lynnbradhall's picture
4

Forgot to rate so here goes!

lynnbradhall's picture
4

I did the Spicy prawn skewers and the Stuffed prosciutto balls as part of a starter to a meal and they were lovely. So simple to prepare too, did the s p balls the night before.

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