I have this pet peeve of too many types of foods all competing for attention on the appetizer party table. While trying out a variety of food is a great concept, too many choices from different parts of the world is just confusing to the taste buds. I am a big fan of keeping to a theme and common thread of tastes when serving lots of food. I recently went to a reception and the choices where chips, dip and guacamole, Italian Crostinis, Vegetables and Ranch Dip (gag) and a whole tray of canapés that looked like a gathering of pals from an International School. It just didn’t work. The flavors all lingered around the mouth and then got confused when other flavors jumped in. For the Pre Pre Prom Party (as it turns out I was relegated to Pre Pre Prom, which I think, is lower on the totem pole that just Pre Prom hostess) I planned an Asian Appetizer Party. The fresh Asian ingredients go really well with Champagne or Prosecco and light and fruity white wines for Spring. The appetizers keep well and lots of this menu can be made or prepped ahead of time. There is a huge variety for Gluten Free and Vegetarian/Vegan guests. I think this is really important as so many people are left out of festivities because they can’t find anything to eat. Enjoy any or all of these as part of a Festive Asian Appetizer Party Theme.
ASIAN APPETIZER PARTY
Hoisin and Sesame Salmon Bites