These are a few quick, easy, delicious and VERY ELEGANT New Year’s Eve Appetizers
Mushrooms Stuffed with Pate
Mushroom Caps – cleaned out and brushed
Pate – There is NO need to make your own. There are a number of delicious pates on the market that are delicious and reasonably priced. For this recipe, I like a nice smooth, rich pate.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees and get ready to impress ALL of your guests with your talent and flair
Fill the mushroom caps with pate. Place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes. Check them at 20 to just to make sure. You want the mushrooms to be nice and brown.
Take the mushrooms out of the oven and anoint each of them with a drop of white truffle oil.
Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto
Prosciutto ( very thinly sliced – but full slices)
This is so easy ,and it looks pretty and it tastes delicious
Buy the thinnest Asparagus you can find – cut off the bottom third – quickly cook them in boiling water – QUICKLY – 30-60 seconds – just blanch (some cooks think that you should peel the outer layer of the Asparagus this is not necessary and it is time consuming – just buy thin fresh stalks and you will be good to go.)
Once the Asparagus is cooled, you are ready to assemble
Bundle three spears of Asparagus together. Wrap them with the Prosciutto. The Prosciutto will be sticky, so it will stick to itself. Arrange them on a platter.
Smoked Salmon with Caviar and Sour Cream
VERY Thin Crackers
This recipe is so easy, you do not even have to turn on an oven. All you need to do is shop and assemble.
Put a piece of Salmon on a cracker. Make it look pretty, but doubling the salmon up into a little mound with some nooks and crannies.
Top with a dollop of sour cream
Put 3-5 caviar eggs on top. You do NOT need to buy the Beluga caviar – in fact you, should not buy this type; it is overpriced and terrible for the environment. There are lots of choices out there. Get one that is medium priced. The reality is most people do not eat caviar on a regular basis so they are going to be impressed with any kind that you serve. Remember caviar is salty you really only need 3-5 eggs on each cracker.
If you do not want to be the one to do all of the work, this appetizer also works by putting all of the ingredients out on a platter and letting guest ensemble themselves. With this said, you may have one or two caviar hogs but who cares; it’s New Year’s Eve, and you did not buy the stuff that requires a second mortgage
All of these appetizers are truly elegant, so they deserve to be served with champagne. You should also use beautiful plates and platters; this is not a menu that calls for paper plates and beer!
Now sit back and get ready for the silence. Your appetizers are so good, your guests will be speechless
Happy New Year!