Lastly serve an assembled hors d'oeuvre, like bacon wrapped apricots, which requires nothing more than a quick bake in the oven. Interested in these recommended recipes? Keep reading.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, zested (about 2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 teaspoons peeled grated fresh ginger
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch wide strips
Oil, for grill grate
Skewers (soaked in water for 20 minutes if wooden)
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for serving
1/3 cup roughly chopped roasted, salted peanuts, for serving
- In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, orange zest, peanut butter, sugar, soy, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes until smooth and evenly combined. Reserve 1/3 cup of the mixture to serve as a dipping sauce. Put the marinade in a resalable plastic bag, add the chicken, seal the bag and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
- Heat a grill to medium heat, (350 degrees F), and rub the grate with a towel dipped in oil.
- Thread 1 to 2 chicken tenders on each skewer. Grill the chicken until thoroughly cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts. Serve hot or at room temperature with the reserved peanut sauce.
- Poultry, Appetizers
- Other Asian
1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme and/or parsley)
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-by-11-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with the cheese and herbs. Starting at a short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Wrap the pastry roll with plastic wrap and freeze for 45 minutes or until firm.
- Cut the pastry roll into 1/8-inch slices. Place the slices, cut-side down, onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
- Appetizers, Puff Pastry
- North American
24 small fresh sage leaves
24 large dried apricots
8 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thirds
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
toothpicks, for serving
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place a sage leaf on each apricot, wrap with a piece of bacon, and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
- Bake until the bacon is beginning to crisp, 6 to 8 minutes per side.
- Remove from oven and brush with the maple syrup. Serve with toothpicks.
- Appetizers, Finger Foods
- North American