You might have all seen my previous post which apologised for my lack of posting and blamed it on my recent house move. Well, recent house move does not come without visitors, and on Sunday I catered for 12 people (and three dogs!) for a family get together at our new abode.
My family, you could say, is particularly awkward as we have one celiac, two veggies and some fussy eaters, so I wanted to make some nibbles that would cater for everyone.
Recipe 1: Posh cheese on toast
First I made a range of alternative bruscettas, all with different toppings. Making the bread is easy- just buy a baguette and chop into thin(ish) slices. Then pop under the grill until lightly toasted and add your topping of choice. Then add under the grill to warm through and you’re ready to serve. They can also be served hot or cold.
I used three different toppings, all vegetarian.
- Brie and mango chutney
- Tomato, mozzarella and Italian herbs
- Goats cheese, sweet pepper and honey
Recipe 2: Spanish skewers
These skewers are really easy to make and super tasty. I’ve not included quantities as it really depends on how many skewers you want to make.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Peel and chop into largish square chunks enough potatoes (you will need one cube per skewer) and boil. Then drain in a colander and cover in olive oil, a sprinkling of rosemary and salt and pepper.
- Cut the pepper into chunks along with the halloumi and chorizo and cook on a baking tray for 5 mins.
- Scatter the potatoes over a separate baking tray and cook alongside for a futher 5 mins. Then pour a few chopped tomatoes over the potatoes.
- Assemble the skewers by threading a chunk of pepper, a chunk of potato, a chunk of halloumi and a chunk of chorizo on the sticks. Chill for up to 8 hours and then re heat in a 200 degree c oven for 10 mins.
Recipe 3: Mango and Brie Canapes
I love these little parcels. They are so moreish! I made them a couple of years ago as an early Christmas recipe. Click here to see the recipe.