Appetizers

Starters to tide your guests over until the bird arrives at the table.

  • Recipe: Pissaladière with spiced ricotta, radicchio and poached apricots

    Recipe: Pissaladière with spiced ricotta, radicchio and poached apricots

      Total time: 2 1/2 hours (includes rising time) Servings: Makes 24 pieces Note: Use dried figs instead of apricots, if you like. The pissaladière can be baked and prepared through step 6 one day in advance (the onions and apricots can be cooked one day in advance of the rest of the recipe) and...

  • Recipe: Shrimp Tostones at Cafe Verde in Pasadena

    Recipe: Shrimp Tostones at Cafe Verde in Pasadena

      Dear SOS: The shrimp tostones appetizer at Cafe Verde in Pasadena is delicious, unique and addictive. I've taken several out-of-town guests to enjoy the dish, and they all rave as well! I would love to have the recipe. Dena Crowder South Pasadena Dear Dena: Cafe Verde's tostones appetizer is...

  • Recipe: Dungeness crab spring rolls with endive and almonds

    Recipe: Dungeness crab spring rolls with endive and almonds

    Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 to 8 Note: Rice vermicelli and rice paper wrappers are available in well-stocked Asian sections of most supermarkets. Don't substitute blue crab meat for the Dungeness -- it has a very different flavor and won't work nearly as well. VIDEO: Watch this recipe being...

  • Recipe: Caramelized onions

    Recipe: Caramelized onions

      Recipe: Caramelized onions Total time: 4 hours Servings: Makes about 2 1/2 cups Note: These onions will keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for at least a week. 5 pounds brown onions (about 6 large) 1/2 cup oil 1 tablespoon salt 1. Cut off the stem and root ends of the onions, then halve...

  • Recipe: Sun-dried tomato-stuffed eggs

    Recipe: Sun-dried tomato-stuffed eggs

    Servings: 24 eggs Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes 12 eggs 8 sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped 1 large shallot, finely minced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 tablespoons thinly sliced basil, divided 1....

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