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Recipes tagged with: appetizers

  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Avocado and Tuna Boat

"Avocado halves are filled with a delicious tuna salad in this tapa plate. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread."

Garlic and Cayenne Shrimp
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Garlic and Cayenne Shrimp

Italian Zucchini Chips
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Zucchini Chips

When I was a little girl my Nana and I would fry up zucchini slices as a late night snack.  I wanted to share a paleo recipe and they were baked!  I made a simple marinara sauce - this is what I did!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasonings

Heat a saucepan over medium heat.  Add in olive oil and once hot add in garlic and onion. Cook for 1 minutes then add in the remaining ingredients and stir together.  Cook for about 10 minutes or longer and your marinara is ready!  Enjoy..

 

Lamb Chops wrapped with Prosciutto
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Lamb Chops wrapped with Prosciutto

These make a perfect appetizer for any occasion. This is a quick yet gourmet appetizer to really dazzle your guests! If you can't find lamb chops ask your butch to cut up a rack of lamb into individual chops. They will gladly do it for you! You can assemble the chops in advance and keep refrigerated until ready to grill.

*Cind's Note* To finely mince garlic, after you peel and chop your garlic continue to finely chop. Take a pinch of sea salt and sprinkle on the garlic. Take the flat edge of your chefs knife and press firmly down to the garlic and rub on the board.

 

Maple Bacon (with a hint of heat)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Maple Bacon (with a hint of heat)

My husband and I just love going to Cancun, Mexico.  It has become one of our favorites and last minute get-a-way.  The first time I ever had bacon in a glass was at Harry's Prime Steakhouse.  When you sit outside in the bar area they set down a tall glass full of bacon pieces.  How cool is that!  I make it at home now for the kids and they just love it.

We have a weekly "bring a friend to dinner" and I thought this would be a great idea for a champagne glass set at the kitchen table and not to mention a conversation starter!  

These are so easy and so yummy but the only caution is my oven got a little smoked up from the maple syrup so light up a candle!

Enjoy and have fun with these!