Showing posts with label appetizer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label appetizer. Show all posts

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bruschetta di Pomodoro / #SundaySupper

Recently I was introduced to a new pizza restaurant, not too far from my house. When it came time to order, I decided to try the bruschetta! I haven't had it in a long time, and wow, what a big treat it was! It was wonderful! I had forgotten how a good bruschetta could bring out all the flavor of the tomato. So, when I heard we were celebrating tomatoes today for #SundaySupper, I knew I would have to try and recreate that sensational dish! 
I got the look of the dish pretty well, but I did add onion to the bruschetta, mostly because I am an onion lover, and I think it tastes fantastic with tomatoes and garlic! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Bruschetta di Pomodoro
(printable recipe at end of page)

1 Italian Cipollini Onion
5 Roma Tomatoes
3 pieces Sundried Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves+3 Basil Leaves
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 large Garlic Clove, chopped
1 large Garlic Clove, not chopped
Salt and Pepper
8 ounces Balsamic Vinegar
2-3 tablespoons Sugar
4+ slices of Focaccia Bread
1 large Garlic Clove, not chopped
8 ounces Fresh Mozzarella

Chop onion into small pieces. I used a cipollini onion, which has a translucent white flesh and has a semi sweet flavor when used raw. If you can not find a cipollini onion, a regular white onion will work also.
Cut your tomatoes in half. Remove all the seeds. Slice the tomatoes into thin pieces, as shown in the middle picture. Chop the tomatoes in to small pieces as shown.
Chop the sundried tomatoes in to small pieces as shown. Remove any parts of the tomatoes that contain seeds. You do not want any seeds in the bruschetta. The seeds will look yellow through the red skin. 
Remove 6 pieces of basil from their stems. Stack the leaves on top of one another. Roll up so the basil looks like a cigar. Chop the basil into small pieces, as you move down the basil. 
Chop the 3 Basil leaves the same way, but keep them separate from the 6 leaves of basil.
Place onions, both tomatoes, and the chopped 6 leaves of basil into a bowl. Add the extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and the chopped garlic clove. Place plastic wrap on the surface of the mix. Set aside for 1-2 hours.
Place balsamic vinegar in frying pan. Bring vinegar to a boil. Turn heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

You are looking for the balsamic vinegar to turn thick. Once it has thickened, remove from the heat and let cool. Once it is cooled, pour into a squeeze bottle.
Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Toast in oven under broiler for 1-2 minutes, then turn slices of bread over and toast for 1-2 minutes on the other side. Remove from oven and use the large  garlic to rub it all over one side of each bread slice.
Place toast on a serving plate. Drain any excess oil from the bruschetta. Sometimes there isn't any. Add a spoon of bruschetta to the end of each toast slice. 
Add a little more basil to the plate, and top the bruschetta with a slice of mozzarella. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the bread and bruschetta. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by today! I am so glad you did!
Thank you also to Rini from Healing Tomato for hosting today's fun and tasty event! 
Continue to scroll down to find tasty tomato recipes from the #SundaySupper family.

 Sunday Supper Recipes Using Fresh Tomatoes

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Bruschetta di Pomodora

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Italian Cipollini Onion
  • 5 Roma Tomatoes
  • 3 pieces Sundried Tomatoes
  • 6 Basil Leaves+3 Basil Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 large Garlic Clove, chopped
  • 1 large Garlic Clove, not chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 8 ounces Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 slices of Focaccia Bread
  • 1 large Garlic Clove, not chopped
  • 8 ounces Fresh Mozzarella

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Chop onion into small pieces. I used a cipollini onion, which has a translucent white flesh and has a semi sweet flavor when used raw. If you can not find a cipollini onion, a regular white onion will work also.
  2. Cut your tomatoes in half. Remove all the seeds. Slice the tomatoes into thin pieces, as shown in the middle picture. Chop the tomatoes in to small pieces as shown.
  3. Chop the sundried tomatoes in to small pieces as shown. Remove any parts of the tomatoes that contain seeds. You do not want any seeds in the bruschetta. The seeds will look yellow through the red skin.
  4. Remove 6 pieces of basil from their stems. Stack the leaves on top of one another. Roll up so the basil looks like a cigar. Chop the basil into small pieces, as you move down the basil. Chop the 3 Basil leaves the same way, but keep them separate from the 6 leaves of basil.
  5. Place onions, both tomatoes, and the chopped 6 leaves of basil into a bowl. Add the extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and the chopped garlic clove. Place plastic wrap on the surface of the mix. Set aside for 1-2 hours.
  6. Place balsamic vinegar in frying pan. Bring vinegar to a boil. Turn heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. You are looking for the balsamic vinegar to turn thick. Once it has thickened, remove from the heat and let cool. Once it is cooled, pour into a squeeze bottle.
  8. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet. Toast in oven under broiler for 1-2 minutes, then turn slices of bread over and toast for 1-2 minutes on the other side. Remove from oven and use the large garlic to rub it all over one side of each bread slice.
  9. Place toast on a serving plate. Drain any excess oil from the bruschetta. Sometimes there isn't any. Add a spoon of bruschetta to the end of each toast slice.
  10. Add a little more basil to the plate, and top the bruschetta with a slice of mozzarella. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the bread and bruschetta. Enjoy!
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Southwestern Shrimp Spring Rolls / #SundaySupper

These Southwestern Shrimp Spring Rolls are loaded with flavor and quickly gobbled up at parties! Do you ever host parties with appetizers? I love all appetizers, and I love a party that serves only appetizers! It could be the fact that it doesn't feel like I am eating a lot when I indulge in appetizers, or it might be that I love trying new flavors, and apps are a great way to do that. From nuts to dim sum, there is always something you will love at an appetizer party!

  Southwestern Shrimp Spring Rolls
(printable recipe at end of post) 
( makes 12-15)
1 pound Shrimp (20-25 ct)
1/4 cup White Rice
1/4 cup Salsa
1/4 cup Orange Peppers
1/4 cup Red Peppers
1/3 of a Serrano Pepper
1 Green Onion
1 cup cooked Pinto Beans
2 tablespoon Yellow Onion, chopped small
2-3 teaspoons Chipotle Seasoning
Egg Roll Wrappers
Monterey Jack Cheese 
Oil for frying
Avocado
2 tablespoons Salsa
1 tablespoon Sour Cream
1-2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice 

 Peel and devein the shrimp. Rinse shrimp. Chop in to small bite size pieces.
Cook the rice. Add salsa to the rice and mix together.
Place the rice and salsa into a medium frying pan. Chop the yellow and orange peppers, serrano pepper and green onion. Place them in  the pan. Drain the pinto beans, reserving the juice. Add 2 tablespoons of the juice, the yellow onion, chipotle seasoning and shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is done.

 To wrap the mix in a egg roll wrapper:
1. Place the egg roll wrapper in a diagonal direction, place cheese in the middle of the wrapper. 
2. Add shrimp mix to top of cheese.
3. Add more cheese to the top of the mix.
4. Use a paint brush, that is only used for cooking, to spread a thin line of water around the edges of the wrapper.
5. Pull the left and right sides of the wrapper to the center of the wrapper.
6. Bring up the bottom of the wrapper and tuck it over the filling. 
7. Roll the egg roll up towards the top and secure the tip of the egg roll wrapper on the egg roll.
8. Continue to fill all egg rolls. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Fry the egg rolls in a pan filled half way with oil. Bring oil to 325 degrees. Fry until brown. Drain on paper towels.
Make guacamole by mashing the avocado pulp, and mixing the salsa, sour cream, garlic salt and lemon juice.  Cut egg rolls diagonally and serve. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting today! 
Thank you to Wendy from Wholistic Woman for hosting this fun appetizer event today! 
Scroll down just a bit and you will find a list of all the tasty recipes created by Sunday Supper members!:

Finger Foods

Hors d'oeuvres

Seafood

Sweets

Veggies

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.   

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Southwestern Shrimp Spring Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Shrimp (20-25 ct)
  • 1/4 cup White Rice
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Orange Peppers
  • 1/4 cup Red Peppers
  • 1/3 of a Serrano Pepper
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 1 cup cooked Pinto Beans
  • 2 tablespoon Yellow Onion, chopped small
  • 2-3 teaspoons Chipotle Seasoning
  • Egg Roll Wrappers
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • Avocado
  • 2 tablespoons Salsa
  • 1 tablespoon Sour Cream
  • 1-2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel and devein the shrimp. Rinse shrimp. Chop in to small bite size pieces.
  2. Cook the rice. Add salsa to the rice and mix together.
  3. Place the rice and salsa into a medium frying pan. Chop the yellow and orange peppers, serrano pepper and green onion. Place them in the pan. Drain the pinto beans, reserving the juice. Add 2 tablespoons of the juice, the yellow onion, chipotle seasoning and shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is done.
  4. To wrap the mix in a egg roll wrapper: 1. Place the egg roll wrapper in a diagonal direction, place cheese in the middle of the wrapper. 2. Add shrimp mix to top of cheese. 3. Add more cheese to the top of the mix. 4. Use a paint brush, that is only used for cooking, to spread a thin line of water around the edges of the wrapper. 5. Pull the left and right sides of the wrapper to the center of the wrapper. 6. Bring up the bottom of the wrapper and tuck it over the filling. 7. Roll the egg roll up towards the top and secure the tip of the egg roll wrapper on the egg roll. 8. Continue to fill all egg rolls. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Fry the egg rolls in a pan filled half way with oil. Bring oil to 325 degrees. Fry until brown. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Make guacamole by mashing the avocado pulp, and mixing the salsa, sour cream, garlic salt and lemon juice. Cut egg rolls diagonally and serve.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Touchdown Dip

When it comes to the Super Bowl, I am not really that interested. But, when it comes to the food being served at a Super Bowl Party, I am 100% in the zone! I love all the cute, tasty theme foods, and that goes for this Touchdown Dip! It is very similar to my 7 layer Dip that I have been making for years, but there are a few differences. The ingredients in this dip are combined together, and spread into the bowl. So simple! Make it the day ahead of time and that makes it easy! So it is easy and simple! It also tastes fantastic served with tortilla chips! Dress it up to look like footballs with some sour cream!


Touchdown Dip
(printable recipe at end of post)
2 16 ounce cans Refried Beans
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped small
3/4 cup Onion, chopped small
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Salsa
1 ripe Avocado
8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened 
1 cup Shredded 4 Cheese
1/4 cup Sour Cream
Pastry Bag 
Decorating Tips #3 and #10



In a large bowl, mix together the refried beans, tomatoes and onion.
Drain the salsa using a small holed colander. Add the salsa to the mix. Too much of the salsa juice will make the dip too watery.
Add the salsa and sour cream to the mix.
Chop the entire avocado in to small bite size pieces.
 Whip cream cheese with mixer.
Add avocado, cream cheese and shredded cheese to the mix. Mix all together with spatula or spoon.
Spoon dip into serving bowls. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, use a pastry bag filled with the rest of the sour cream, and a Wilton #10 and #3 tip to decorate the dip to look like a football. Serve with tortilla chips!
 Enjoy the game and have fun!


Here are some other game eats that you may have missed:



I have one more Football Party "must have" coming your way on Friday!
Stop back to get the recipe for "Bacon Party Pops"!
Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!


 

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Touchdown Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 16 ounce cans Refried Beans
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped small
  • 3/4 cup Onion, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Shredded 4 Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • Pastry Bag
  • Decorating Tips #3 and #10 (Wilton)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the refried beans, tomatoes and onion.
  2. Drain the salsa using a small holed colander. Add the salsa to the mix. Too much of the salsa juice will make the dip too watery.
  3. Add the salsa and sour cream to the mix.
  4. Chop the entire avocado into small bite size pieces.
  5. Whip cream cheese with mixer.
  6. Add avocado, cream cheese and shredded cheese to the mix. Mix all together with spatula or spoon.
  7. Spoon dip into serving bowls. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, use a pastry bag filled with the rest of the sour cream, and a Wilton #10 and #3 tip to decorate the dip to look like a football. Serve with tortilla chips!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Spicy Party Nuts / #SuperBowlFood

No matter if you are a hosting your first party, or you have been the "hostess with the mostess" for years, you are going to want these Spicy Party Nuts at your next shindig! Especially your football parties! This recipe comes from a favorite grocery store of mine here in North Carolina~Lowes Foods! Every day they have activities in their store where they demonstrate how to make different recipes, and a copy of the recipe is available in the store. A lot of the recipes are made with local ingredients, which I love, and that is the case with this recipe. 
These nuts are warmed in the slow cooker, and while you are preparing for the party, the slow cooker does the rest. These nuts can be made ahead of time, and served a few days later too! 
Spicy Party Nuts
(printable recipe at end of post)
1 pound Pecan Halves
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

Set your slow cooker to high. Allow it to heat for 10 minutes. Pour the nuts into the slow cooker, and drizzle the butter over them. Mix until all the nuts are coated with the butter.
Mix in a few of the spices. Stir the nuts until they are all covered evenly. Mix in a few more of the spices, and stir again. Continue until all spices are added, and evenly covered.


Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 15 minutes. Drop the temperature to low, remove the lid, and cook until the nuts have a crisp glaze on them. The nuts should be stirred a couple times during this process to prevent any burning. This should take 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
 Place nuts on a parchment or foil covered baking sheet to cool.
Enjoy your Spicy Party Nuts! Stop back next Monday, Jan.23 for the sweet version of these nuts!

Next Recipe Post
Friday, January 20th
Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding~A Valentine's Day Dessert! 
Hope to see you then! 

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Here are some other Football Party foods you might have missed:

Chocolate Football Cookies
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Spicy Party Nuts

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Pecan Halves
  • 1/4 cup melted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Set your slow cooker to high. Allow it to heat for 10 minutes. Pour the nuts into the slow cooker, and drizzle the butter over them. Mix until all the nuts are coated with the butter.
  2. Mix in a few of the spices. Stir the nuts until they are all covered evenly. Mix in a few more of the spices, and stir again. Continue until all spices are added, and evenly covered.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 15 minutes. Drop the temperature to low, remove the lid, and cook until the nuts have a crisp glaze on them. The nuts should be stirred a couple times during this process to prevent any burning. This should take 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. Place nuts on a parchment or foil covered baking sheet to cool. Serve and enjoy!
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Four Ingredient Cheese Ball

If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer to enjoy as the clock strikes midnight, this 4 Ingredient Cheese Ball is for you! This cheese ball is so easy that the only thing that takes time is letting the cream cheese get soft! This recipe was one of my mother-in-laws favorite things to make for family gatherings, and I hope it will become one of yours! It would be wonderful for football parties too! The original recipe called for it to be rolled in chopped nuts, but the shredded cheese adds a different dimension that is really tasty!


Four Ingredient Cheese Ball 

( printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 1 cheese ball)
8 ounces Cream Cheese
6.5 ounces Spreadable Cheddar
2-3 ounces Chopped Onion
3-4 ounces Mexican Style Finely Shredded
                  Four Cheese Blend

Place softened Cream Cheese and Cheddar in to a bowl. Mix together with a fork. I used Kaukauna Spreadable Cheddar, which is found in the deli area of the grocery.
Add the onion and mix together.
Roll the mix together into a ball.
Spread the shredded cheese mix onto a cutting board or a bowl. Roll the cheese ball over the cheese, patting it onto the ball as you roll it around. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite crackers. Thanks for joining me today!
Scroll down for more party food recipes!






Have a Happy New Year! See you next year!