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You can use almost any cooked shellfish such as shrimp, scalops and lobster to this quesadilla.
A favorite appetizer for weddings combines the salty taste of prosciutto with the sweet flavor of shrimp.
Carpaccio is raw meat or fish, pounded and served with a sauce as an appetizer. It was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice.
Raw oysters are best served with a sauce. This Wasabi sauce is topped off with a splash of vodka.
Panko breadcrumbs make this crabcake recipe a little different. It also uses Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.
Crab cakes are one of the most popular shellfish dishes. Perfect for an appetizer, salad or a sandwich.
The recipe for these savory cookies was inspired by a recipe for Parmesan and Thyme Crackers by Ina Garten, author of Barefoot Contessa.
This is a homemade terrine recipe uses Kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and goat cheese that Greg Reppucci brought back from Paris, France.
If you think that sun-dried tomatoes are too expensive, they can be made like these are in the oven.
This type of sushi dish is called a “maki roll,” a sushi roll wrapped in seaweed called nori. It includes crab called kani and flying fish
The authentic Mexican taste comes from the use of fresh cilantro and the use of Tomatillo sauce, which is made using the small, green tomato, and the
Called steak tartare in other parts of the world, this Italian dish is made with raw beef fillet, capers, shallots, chives, lemon and mustard.
Figs are a perfect solution for your next party or get together. Wrap them in prosciutto and stuff with gorgonzola cheese.
Mushroom Marsala Bites are a constant favorite for those interested in tried and true appetizers.
The only secret to this easy and fast salami crisp appetizer is to use very thin and good Italian dry salami.
Fresh figs, apple smoked bacon and stuffed with a chees mixture of fresh goat cheese, chives, Italian parsley, shallots, kosher salt, heavy whipped cr
Use Swiss Chard that is slightly parboiled and stuffed with some roasted squash, cranberry sauce, walnuts and goat cheese.
All you need are small Phyllo tarts, roasted red peppers, small mozzarella balls (called pearls), and some pesto. All of the ingredients can be obtain
Perfect for a wintertime party or snack it combines the hearty tastes of a corn muffin and pulled barbeque pork with sweet potatoes mashed with butter
This is a perfect cheese alternative for your party or entertaining, and you can combine all of the ingredients in several minutes.
Olive cansarde is an Italian tradition. An assortment of raw vegetables marinated in oil and vinegar and placed in serving dishes.
Braising short ribs means cooking the meat in a 325 degree F. oven for about three hours.
This video shows how to make one of the most popular Portuguese dishes, Shrimp Mozambique. The sauce is perfect for dunking.
Merluzzi fritti, known as fried whiting, is a traditional Italian dish that is popular in seacoast towns.
A slider is a small hamburger but these are a seafood version using small crabcakes and serving with an aioli sauce.
This ceviche recipe, known as Tiradito, is the Peruvian version of ceviche brought to the country by Japanese immigrants.
This is a simple recipe that plays down the strong garlic taste that some versions of the cheese emphasize.
This fritter is more similar to an Asian version of a corn fritter because it is smaller, lighter and served with a sweet soy sauce.
With a vegetable like this, the simpler the preparation the better. Roasting is simple. Olive oil, your favorite herbs, and salt and pepper.
You can do something a little different than the usual cranberry sauce with this Pear and Cranberry Relish.
Roasted chestnuts are a tradition at Christmas. Called castagne in Italian, they are roasted with wine and salt.
Pan seared scallops seal in the juices and flavors of the North Atlantic sea scallop. Use a high smoke point oil in a hot pan.
Yellow mustard, thinly sliced pickles, sliced Swiss cheese, sliced ham and roast pork loin make this grilled sandwich.
Since the fresh crabmeat is cooked this sushi roll is very popular with those who are afraid of uncooked fish.
Prepare these meatballs by stufing with cheese and prosciutto and watch the surprise when your guests bite into them.
These two versatiles sauces, Spicy Mayo Sauce and Yuzu Citrus Sauce, are used in making sushi but can also be used with french fries and burgers.
This traditional Mexican dish is made with chciken that is already boiled and shredded and then fried until crisp.
Bruschetta makes a delicious appetizer as is or an accompaniment to your pasta meal.
This arancini is made the traditional Sicilian method but uses saffron infused rice with Bolognese sauce, peas and a piece of Fontina cheese.
The essential ingredients are boursin cheese (a soft creamy cheese), a thin piece of prosciutto, and phyllo dough.
To make this tasty appetizer combine prosciutto, parmesan, sage leaves, olive oil and pine nuts in a food processor.
Zucca is the Italian word for squash. Stuffed squash raviolis and a brown sugar sauce makes it perfect.
Vanilla bean is most often thought of as a dessert ingredient but here it is used in a savory appetizer for a scallops recipe.
With a nod to the classic BLT sandwich, it will be hard to pull your guests away from this dip.
Guacamole made the tradional Mexican way has fresh lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and serano pepper, salted to taste.
This guacamole is made with a unique locally produced spicy dill pickle. It uses the juice for more flavor.
Making your own fresh Sangria, guacamole and fried chips is a cinch after watching this recipe video.
Instead of traditional Bufalo Wings try these baked wings with Maple Chipotle Sauce, Balsamic Honey Glaze and Coffee and Bourbon Sauce.
This cauliflower dip is not for cauliflower but made with it. Add yogourt, sour cream, curry powder, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.
Artichoke dip is good but fresh lemon adds more flavor to this classic party favorite.
Grilling chicken is not difficult and chicken can be cooked on a grill without drying out. A healthier version of a BBQ sauce is very tasty as well.
Kale is considered to be close to wild cabbage. Even though it is healthy it could become an addiction as this salty, crunchy kale snack.
Cod cheeks are considered a delicacy with the fishermen in the North Atlantic. Fry and serve them like fish and chips.
Dane Tullock has created a variation on his Grandmother's fritter recipe using Thai chili peppers and chicory stout beer.
Easy but good, this appetizer uses goat cheese, French bread, pepper jelly rare roast beef.
Prepare this lamb appetizer dish in the oven or on the grill.
In its’ simplest form a tostada is a type of open sandwich or pizza popular in Latin America. You make them by frying a corn tortilla and then
Mussel meat is of an orange color and with a heavier taste than clams. Some clams are eaten raw as well as cooked while mussels are generally always c
Top this tabbouleh recipe with sliced grilled chicken and crumble fresh goat cheese over the top.
Perfect for the Super Bowl, or a cold night in, this recipe for Beef and Bean Chili won't have you stuck in the kitchen missing all of the hard hitting action.
These Spicy Italian Meatballs from Harry and Izzy's and St. Elmo Steakhouse, or as Chef Dave Foegely calls them, "meatballs of fire," are perfect atop a mountain of pasta, alongside a crunchy toasted baguette.
This recipe for Easter Deviled Eggs doubles as a beautiful sight to see, as well as a cheesy, creamy and down-right tasty treat.
Jim Bailey sure knows that the best way to everyone's heart is through their stomach. This week, the Yankee Chef finds his way into our hearts with his recipe for Stuffed Eggs.
Breathe new life into your own life with the fresh fruits and vegetables popping out of the ground this time of year. Chef and caterer Stephanie Smith shares her recipe for an Avocado Beet Salad.
The saucheesie is a favorite among Indianans especially while watching the game, or enjoying a night with the kids. Close to a calzone, saucheesies use bread dough to wrap up the savory ingredients.
These crisps elegantly combine the sweet and soft asparagus with salty and crispy prosciutto; a delicious blend of flavors and textures.
With all of the holiday festivities to attend and possibly host this season, having a unique yet simple recipe for hors d'oeuvres is always ideal. Leave the cheese and crackers to the wayside this hol
The bright orange of the carrots and deep red of the dried cranberries make this video recipe for Carrot Salad a gorgeous side dish next to any main course.
With such an easy dish to create, this summer grilling recipe featuring fresh vegetables can't be missed!
This recipe is best enjoyed with fresh ingredients, however when out of season, store bought ingredients will be just as good.
This is a good way to use your left over fresh corn, although you can also use frozen any time of year.
This is a creative and clever way to use either frozen or fresh peas to make eating them more appealing.
Marinating portabellas is a perfect way to prepare them for grilling - and you will always have them ready.
Even if you are not a big fan of cilantro you will love the combination of the cilantro and carrot top flavor in this pesto blend.
When fresh parsley is very abundant use it to replace the normal basil pesto same ingredients and same amount of time.
For nearly 30 years this recipe has been a favorite at My Place by the Sea, a restaurant on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, known for its’ beautiful views and gourmet food. The recipe, typically serv
Marinated in lime, ginger, soy sauce and a bit of New England in the way of maple syrup, these Asian-style Glazed Chicken Wings have a wonderful citrus flavor with just a hint of spice from the chili.
This recipe for a simple soup made with the vegetable cauliflower, commonly found in the cold weather, is humble in origin but rich in texture and flavor.
Elegantly balancing tangy and sweet, this how-to recipe video for Cucumber Yogurt Dip is as bright and playing as a dip can get. Serve it at your next gathering with a side of fresh vegetables or pita chips.
Chad Lothian explains why this amber lager's full-bodied, malty flavor can handle spicy flavors and cut through many of the flavors on a plate of nachos.
It is often difficult to find a new idea for preparing salmon, which is why curing at home is such an interesting choice. Watch this video recipe for Sugar and Salt Salmon to learn how.
A hearty snack packed with protein, this recipe video for Fast and Easy Falafels is a fun crash course in making falafels.
Chef and farmer Andy Varela has developed an easy and simple way to put your vegetables to good use in this recipe video for Mustard Greens Salad
While clams most often get the spotlight in New England chowders, this recipe features another New England classic: maple syrup. In this recipe video, learn how to make a hearty bowl of Maple Cured Salmon Chowder
Basic Baked chicken is easy to make after watching this Dinner Challenge recipe video featuring Heather Atwood and Laurie Lufkin. Learn the basics of using a dutch oven to prepare this quick chicken recipe.
Loaded with folate, fiber and vitamin C, this video recipe for Spicy Guacamole is secretly good for you. Learn how to make this recipe and other avocado and guacamole dip recipes.
Crispy and light, these Fried Clams are the perfect dinner after a long day in the summer sun at the beach. Learn the techniques and insider tips from Jim Bailey, the Yankee Chef, for how to make this classic New England dish.
Topped with a generous portion of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkled with a few homemade croutons, there truly no substitute for this easy recipe for Homemade Caesar Dressing.
Fava beans are best eaten when young and tender. They are popular all over the world.
The most popular sushi roll is the spicy tuna roll, made with fresh sushi grade tuna, siracha sauce and a Japanese mayo like Kewpie.
In recent years, leafy green kale has blossomed into a staple ingredient in kitchens across the nation. This recipe for Kale Pesto reinvents the traditional basil pesto with only a few basic ingredients.
Mussels are often overlooked as a tasty shellfish. Ranchero sauce adds a Caribbean flair to this easy recipe.
An original Rhode Island recipe, not to mention an excellent menu item for cocktail parties, this recipe for Pizza Strips only has three steps to prepare. Join Chef Nick Rabar in this video tutorial to learn how to make this creative version of pizza.
Nick Rabar doesn't fritter his time away.......he's creating a playful vegetarian rendition of the most iconic of all Rhode Island born dishes, the clam cake.
Appetizers draw people together at any party, especially ones that are colorful and delicious. Zucchini is abundant, yet ideas for that vegetable often run out. Here is a perfect treat for your next party: colorful zucchini appetizers stuffed with goat cheese and red pepper.
Creative party appetizers are very memorable, and make parties a real hit. We found a solution for you: simple and creative garden-inspired tomato appetizers.
Chicken drumsticks are a great and inexpensive part of the chicken to prepare for either a dinner party or lunch. A sweet and hot glaze, with a fancy yet easy French technique, this fabulous dish from Mary Poehnelt will surely make this a hit with family and friends!
Our Mystery Chef is on hand for another spooky mission, bringing a Creepy Carrot Hand to the boneyard party to set the stage for our Halloween appetites.
Creeping into our Mystery Chef’s Halloween boneyard party are Egg-Rachnids – spider eggs at their finest. Transforming our favorite dishes into something special is what our Mystery Chef does best.
Our Mystery Chef has been working late in the lab to create the latest offering for the Halloween boneyard party – Franken-fingers.
Halloween is a time for spooky fun and food, and what better to satisfy our holiday cravings than with a wickedly good sweet and salty treat of wickedly good witch fingers?
These Grilled Stuffed Portobellos are almost like your own personal portobello pizza, minus the extra calories from a doughy crust. Learn how to prepare these personal "portobello pizzas" in this recipe video tutorial.
With only a half an hour and a handful of ingredients, you can make these delicious cheese blintz. All you need for the batter are milk, eggs, flour, salt and oil. For the filling, farmer's cheese or ricotta are best. Add cottage cheese to the mix and a pinch of other ingredients and you are on your way to make a delicious meal for friends or family.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, best known for her role as a judge on the Food Network’s show Chopped as well as an Iron Chef, charmed audiences at this year’s Newport Wine & Food show with her quick wit and impeccable flavors, preparing Grilled Radicchio in Honey Sauce.
Pumpkins ARE EVERYWHERE! But really, what can you do with a pumpkin other than soup, pie and bread? Not that those aren't fabulous, but here is a new sweet and salty appetizer idea for your next dinner party.
The holidays conjure up visions of family, fun, and food….and green bean casseroles, of course. Why not treat your family and guests to a mini gourmet green bean casserole appetizer?
Create a sophisticated, better dressed, tastier Brussels spout! A combination of cranberry, bacon, honey and maple syrup soothes and coaxes a flavor you never imagined from this baby cabbage.
This simple potato appetizer boasts the soothing and aromatic flavor of dill, a perennial favorite. Enjoy these delectable balls of creamy mashed potatoes covered delicately with panko crumbs. So good and so easy!
This Brussels Sprout and Cranberry appetizer, which doubles as a centerpiece, is a wealth of vitamins and nutrients, and combined with the anti-oxidant qualities of the cranberries, is not only delicious, but healthy too.