As we’ve already previously established I will most likely not be winning an Oscar for my video skills. This appetizer tray however?! Totally killer! I mean I would know since I single-handedly consumed
the whole thing most of it. Guess I better think of something else for dinner….
Watch this video to see how I put my tray together.
A couple of tips to making sure your appetizer tray looks “red-carpet ready”
~Keep it simple and use what you have on hand-If you don’t have many appetizer serving dishes, think outside the box. Use small serving bowls, personal souffle dishes, tall clear shot glasses or, as can be seen in the video, I used a creme brulee dish.
~Food doesn’t have to be fancy and again, think about using what you have on hand. While I’m all about the “bar food” apps, an Oscars party, or any other elegant affair, is not the place to be chowing down on buffalo wings. Instead, serve foods that are fresh, simple, not too messy (i.e.greasy or dripping in sauce) and don’t require a lot of effort to eat them (i.e. using a fork and knife). In the video, I am serving:
- Tomato soup shooters with challah grilled cheese triangles
- Challah toast rounds with smashed pea spread (peas cooked, then smashed with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice…also good with a little fresh mint added)
- A simple mixed veggie salad (I love the Soycutash mix from Trader Joe’s tossed with salt, pepper, a little lime juice & a little olive oil)
- Truffle mashed potatoes topped with bacon and bleu cheese crumbles
- A bowl of olives
- A dish of quick-pickled shaved asparagus