Category: Starters

Tomato & white bean purée tartlets with salsa verde

Tomato and white bean tartlets that are as fun to make as they are good to eat. Cook with me and try out these quick and easy tartlets, the latest in my 15 Minute Gourmet video series on YouTube. They’re perfect for a starter, snack platter or side dish on a warm summer day.

Chicken Satay

Chicken satay is one of my favourite hors d’oeuvres to serve as a snack to kick off a party. You’ll fall in love with the succulent taste of this special satay recipe. You can spice it up with some chilli if you feel like something a bit spicier or you can exclude chilli and make a great snack for kids.

Stuffed cabbage rolls

Cabbage leaves are nature’s own wrap and are ideal for making some seriously appetizing appetizers. There are so many variations of cabbage rolls but so long as you have a flavourful filling wrapped up in a cabbage leaf, you’re well on your way to serving a successful starter.

Oyster Rockefeller Recipe

Oysters have long been the food of love and the Oyster Rockefeller is the luxurious extension of that concept. This dish was first served in New Orleans as early as 1899 and the original recipe called for so much butter, the oysters were thought to be fit for a Rockefeller – hence the name.

Cottage Cheese Caprese Crudite

I love hosting dinner parties and when I do I like to have some finger foods for my guests before the main event. This is a quick and easy snack food that is a healthy take on a traditional Caprese salad. All you need is some cottage cheese, basil, tomatoes and an extra veggie or two.


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