Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quick New Year's Appetizers

Off to a New Year's party tonight? Here are two quick recipes you can whip up using anything you have in your fridge. I just did! I whipped up some herb aioli to put a gourmet touch on simple appetizers.

Herb Aioli
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Herbs from your spice cabinet (I used Cilantro, Thyme and Rosemary)
1 tsp Minced Garlic
A dash of lime juice (about 1-2 tsp)

Mix together in a bowl and refrigerate until use.

Slider BLT
Pancetta or Bacon
Dinner Rolls
Herb Aioli

Broil the pancetta or bacon for about 10-15 minutes on a cookie sheet until nice and crispy. Slice the dinner rolls, and spread a nice amount of aioli on each side. On the bottom half, place a small piece of lettuce, next the crispy pancetta/bacon, a chunky slice of tomato, and then top with the other half of the roll. Use of a toothpick can hold it all together for transport, and makes it easy for party-goers to pick up!

Turkey Rolls
Tortilla wraps (I used a spinach tortilla)
Turkey Deli Meat
Sliced Red Onion
Herb Aioli

Lay a tortilla wrap on a flat surface and spread a thin layer of the herb aioli on the entire wrap. On the half of the wrap closest to you, layer thin slices of turkey, tomatoes, onions, avocados, an lettuce. Take the edge closest to you and begin to roll the tortilla as tightly as you can, keeping the contents in place. You will notice some of the contents sliding toward the empty half... this is ok, as long as the last edge of the tortilla is bare. Make sure the herb aioli is spread all the way to the edge, because this serves as the "glue" to keep the wrap together. Next, place toothpicks about 1" apart through the roll, and slice evenly between them. Set on a platter, and you're ready to go to the party, appetizer in hand!
Make any substitutions you please, its all about what you have available. Be sure to get some good food in your tummy before all the toasts and drinking at midnight. Remember to be safe, get a designated driver (or walk to your party like we do!), and have a FUN New Year's Eve!


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