If until now your appetizers haven’t gone beyond a bread spread, check out these suggestions and make your canapés an authentic feast for the palate and for the view. These 15 suggestions will make your table sparkle at any Christmas celebration.
1. Bags of seafood brick pasta
Easy to prepare and the most colorful. Try making brick pasta bags this year. They are perfect for an appetizer because they can be tied up and taken one by one. These have cockles, clams and prawns as well as cheese and vegetables. A real delight for the palate!
2. Duck confit and caramelized onion croquettes with Roquefort sauce
Croquettes cannot be missing from an appetizer table. You will see what a combination of textures, crispy on the outside and very creamy on the inside… They are made in a square shape with duck legs and Roquefort cheese.
3. Spinach croquettes with cheese, pine nuts and Iberian ham
So that not a single type of croquette is left on your table, we also recommend this excellent recipe made with spinach, cheese and pine nuts, which are then pierced with a slice of Iberian ham. Sweet, original and exquisite.
4. Monkfish ceviche spoon with mango
Do you like the presentation on spoons? Well, a good idea is to fill it with a monkfish ceviche prepared with different citrus fruits: lime, lemon and orange. Accompanied by the sweetness of diced mango.
5. Homemade canapés with foie gras and muscatel jelly
Micuit is always a hit and if you serve it in this attractive flower shape and prepare a homemade nutmeg jelly, there won’t be a cracker crumb left where it’s served…
6. Tarts with fillet and mushrooms
Another of the classics are tarts for an appetizer table. The filling of these is sumptuous: strips of beef tenderloin and mushrooms, with caramelized onions.
7. Shrimp canapé with boiled egg salad
Not all canapés need to be laborious preparation. These will take a little time, you just need to place the cooked shrimp on slices of bread covered with a boiled egg salad. Easy but rich.
8. Bacon and cheese egg nests
This is the standard appetizer that everyone likes, it’s very easy to make and the bacon is so crispy on the outside and contrasts so well with the cheese and egg inside that there won’t be any left over.
9. Zucchini roll stuffed with brandy
For a lower-calorie option, you can also serve a zucchini roll, made very thinly sliced and stuffed with an excellent brand of cod.
10. Crispy shrimp
If cooked shrimp seems bland to you, this is your dish. They are coated with crushed roasted corn (kikos) which gives them a super appetizing crunchy texture.
11. Blinis with brie, apple and honey
You’ll see what textures are achieved with these homemade blini topped with brie cheese, apple, two types of walnuts and pine nuts. The bittersweet contrast is provided by honey.
12. Foie and nougat mousse
These skewers will not leave anyone indifferent. The bite of this mousse foie with Jijona nodolato and whipped with crushed biscuit is a real treat. Try them and surprise everyone!
13. Scallops with watercress cream
In a small bowl it is a great appetizer that you can enlarge and turn into a first course. The base is a watercress cream (which you can prepare ahead of time) and is topped with a scallop.
14. Omelet canapés with salmon
This warm canape of sliced toast and omelet with smoked salmon, spring garlic and chives is super appetizing!
15. Monkfish and shrimp skewers
Skewers are easy to make and easy to eat… In this delicious proposal, shrimp are wrapped in bacon and skewered with cubes of monkfish.
And to continue with your menu, more Christmas ideas: