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Appetizers Recipes

Find appetizer recipes including cheeses, dips, spreads, and salsas to start your meal or dinner party off right.

    Wild Mushroom Toast

    A perfect side for steak or grilled veal or lamb chops is this Wild Mushroom Toast.

    Watermelon Sweet Onion Salsa

    Serve his recipe for Watermelon Sweet Onion Salsa with tortillas chips or use as a topping for grilled fish or chicken breasts.

    Vegetarian Habanero Chile Chili

    You'll get a kick out of this recipe for vegetarian habanero chile chili. Use just one of the habanero chiles if you like chili with a bearable kick; add more if your diners are eager to sweat!

    Vegetable Cheese Terrine

    A vegetable side dish with eggplant, zucchini, red, yellow and and orange bell peppers, portobello mushrooms, and shredded Jarlsberg cheese and tomato juice.

    Chicken Wings Gorgonzola

    Homemade chicken wings taste so much better with a creamy gorgonzola dressing. Try preparing this easy chicken wing recipe as an appetizer or for your next party.

    Prosciutto and Salami Wrapped Fruits

    Elegant and simple, this appetizer recipe for sweet and salty Prosciutto and Salami Wrapped Fruits offers suggestions for an infinite variety of fruit variations.

    Beef Crostini with Pepper

    Put the goat cheese mixture on a piece of toasted Italian or French bread, add a piece of roast beef, and top with pepper jelly to make this event-worthy beef crostini recipe.

    Watermelon Salsa

    Serve this watermelon salsa as a bed for grilled fish or chicken or mix with canned black beans for a quick bean salad.

    Roasted Edamame

    Edamame are a favorite at sushi bars. Serve this Roasted Edamame recipe hot as a vegetable side dish or cooled as a snack.

    Potato and Apple Pancakes with Creme Fraiche

    Perfect for Hanukkah these Potato and Apple Pancakes with Crème Fraiche are a perfect way to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Try pairing it with applesauce in addition to the crème fraiche.

    Caraway Cheese Spread

    This recipe for Caraway Cheese Spread is an ideal mixture for a cocktail spread; simply surround it with crackers and sliced apples and serve.

    Mushroom and Spinach Potstickers

    Savor the flavor in these dumplings in this Mushroom and Spinach Potstickers recipe.

    Soy Nut Apricot Spread

    A fabulous substitute for peanut butter, this Soy Nut Apricot Spread can be used on whole-grain bread, crackers, or on apple or pear slices.

    Mango Dessert Sauce

    Enjoy this Mango Dessert Sauce recipe warm or chilled over ice cream desserts, fresh fruit, cheesecake, pancakes or waffles, or spooned over a dessert souffle.

    Quince Chutney

    Serve this delightful recipe for Quincy Chutney as an accompaniment to roast pork or stir a few tablespoons together with some cooked chicken and mayonnaise for a quick chicken salad.

    Black-eyed Pea Habanero Dip

    Spicy and exotic, enjoy this recipe for Black-eyed Pea Habanero Dip. If elephant garlic is unavailable, substitute 2 cloves of regular garlic.

    Braised Fennel with Pancetta

    Savor the taste with this recipe for Braised Fennel with Pancetta. Pancetta is the Italian version of bacon, although less smoky.

    Braised Fennel With Shallots and Mushrooms

    Mushroom lovers will savor this recipe for Braised Fennel With Shallots and Mushrooms. You can use just about any type of dried mushrooms for this dish.

    Garlic and Dried Tomato Bruschetta

    Tantalize your tastebuds with this recipe for garlic and dried tomato bruschetta. To soak the sun-dried tomatoes, place in a bowl with boiling water to cover and let soak until softened.

    Hot Mushroom Salad

    For an exotic Asian flavor, savor this mushroom salad dish. This hot salad could be a first course or a side dish to chicken or fish.

    Japanese Vegetable Tempura

    For a delicious appetizer, enjoy this recipe for Japanese vegetable tempura. Serve with soy sauce or purchased tempura sauce for dipping. Make sure all the vegetables are cut in bite-sized pieces for quick frying and easy eating.

    Sauteed Jerusalem Artichoke Medley

    Tantalize your taste buds when you stir up this recipe for sauteed Jerusalem artichoke medley. Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, discolor quickly after cutting so keep them in the water-lemon juice mixture until you're ready.

    Salsify With Curry Sauce

    Served with roast pork or another favorite, this recipe for salsify with curry sauce will salsify. Salify has a light brown skin with a creamy interior and is slightly larger than a carrot. If unavailable, this recipe could be made with parsnips.

    Chicken and Black-Eyed Pea Chili

    This recipe for chicken and black-eyed pea chili is a nifty twist on the same old chili.

    Broccoli & Wild Rice Casserole

    Comfort your taste buds when you prepare this recipe for broccoli and wild rice casserole.

    Cheese-Stuffed Chiles

    For a spicy appetizer treat, try this recipe for cheese-stuffed chiles. Make sure the chiles and filling are very cold before attempting to slice them, or the filling will ooze out.

    Roasted Corn & Chile Relish

    Serve this roasted corn and chile relish recipe as a vegetable, side salad, or as an accompaniment to meat or chicken.

    Salsa Cascabel

    Cascabel chiles are a small, round dried chile with seeds that rattle when the chile is shaken, hence the name cascabel or "jingle bell." Use this spicy salsa recipe on poultry or seafood.

    Tabasco Chile Salsa

    Use this basic tomato salsa on tacos, burritos, tostadas or grilled chicken or fish. If Tabasco chiles are not available, use crushed red pepper flakes or another small red dried chili.

    Bulgur-Stuffed Hubbard Squash

    Use half of a 3 to 4 pound Hubbard squash for this hearty autumn recipe. Bake the other half of the squash and use later in the week for a puree or soup.

    Fresh Mushroom-Onion Tart

    Maui onions add a wonderfully rich, sweet flavor to this savory Fresh Mushroom-Onion Tart recipe. Cut the pie into thin wedges for an appetizer, or serve as a sensational first course.

    Kabocha Squash with Tomato, Olives and Mozzarella

    Kabocha squash are a winter squash variety, with a dark green to black skin and weigh about 3 pounds. Try this easy recipe for Kabocha Squash topped with tomato, olives and mozzarella.

    Marinated Pearl Onions

    For a unique appetizer or side dish, enjoy and share this recipe for marinated pearl onions. Make this recipe fancier by serving the marinated onions on skewers.

    Potatoes with Shallot-Garlic-Onion Relish

    This flavor-filled relish is a fabulous condiment not only for potatoes, but also for roast beef, cold sandwiches, burgers and steaks, grilled meats and poultry or to stuff omelets.

    Roasted Squash with Blue Cheese Butter

    Use a heartier winter squash to pair with the robust flavor of the blue cheese in this roasted squash recipe.

    Butternut Squash Fritters

    This recipe for Butternut Squash Fritters can be made with any type of sweet winter squash including acorn, Kabocha, Hubbard or sugar pumpkin. Serve with spicy chutney for dipping.

    Spinach-Stuffed Polenta

    Serve these delicious morsels of spinach-stuffed polenta as a first course, or an unusual side dish recipe with a meat, poultry or fish entree. If serving as a first course, you can make it more elegant by spooning some heated marinara sauce.

    Quick Vegetarian Potstickers

    Using prepared veggie burger patties cuts down the preparation time for this recipe for quick vegetarian potstickers.

    Sweet Corn and Pork Skewers

    You can make creative substitutes when you enjoy this recipe for Sweet Corn and Pork Skewers.

    Corn on the Cob with Barbecue Butter

    Create a tangy spin on a tradition with this recipe for corn on the cob with barbeque butter.

    Sweet Pepper Salad

    Serve this recipe for sweet pepper salad as a quick lunch with some crusty bread or warm pitas or as a first course for an Italian-themed dinner party.

    Roasted Garlic

    This recipe for Roasted Garlic can be used in any of your favorite dishes.

    Three Onion Tart

    Taleggio is an Italian dessert cheese, but here Nancy Harmon Jenkins uses it to make a rich sauce for a savory three onion tart.

    Onion, Pancetta and Gorgonzola Tart

    Nick Stellino serves thin slices of this rich Onion, Pancetta and Gorgonzola Tart at the beginning of the meal, or larger slices with a green salad for a light main course recipe.

    Sausage and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

    You can't make too many of these cocktail hour favorites. This recipe for Sausage and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms also make an elegant accompaniment for a holiday pork roast.

    Pork Apple Meatballs

    Serve this recipe for Pork Apple Meatballs as an hors d'oeuvres or even a main course, over buttered noodles.

    Pork and Crab Dumplings

    Wonton wrappers can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. Try this Pork and Crab Dumplings recipe and make these elegant and irresistible appetizers.

    Peachy Ham Kabobs

    This recipe for Peachy Ham Kabobs is perfect for the kids to put together, and no cooking is involved. A great snack for after school or for cocktail hour.

    Pork Pot Stickers

    The aroma and flavors of these addictive appetizers are worth the many steps involved in making them. Enjoy this recipe for Pork Pot Stickers.

    North Beach Pork Bocconcini

    This recipe for North Beach Pork Bocconcini features "Little bites" redolent of Mediterranean flavors become an easy favorite for hot appetizers. North Beach is the renowned San Francisco Italian neighborhood.

    Ham Fruit Bites

    Tropical fruits like papaya and kiwi marry nicely with mild ham in this delicious recipe for Ham Fruit Bites.

    Pork Liver Pate

    This subtly flavored Pork Liver Pate recipe is easy to pull together and will become a classic in your hors d'oeuvres repertoire.

    Easy Sausage Empanadas

    This recipe for Easy Sausage Empanadas will disappear quickly from the appetizer table, so plan for a double batch.

    Barbecued Ribs

    This delicious recipe for Barbecued Ribs packs an extra punch with a touch of cayenne pepper.

    Quick and Easy Cornish Pasties

    Perfect for tailgates, picnics, or dinner, this recipe for Quick and Easy Cornish Pasties is of oversized turnovers that hit the hungry spot. Accompany with cole slaw, chips and brownies.

    Cocktail Ham Sandwiches

    Revive this favorite appetizer for Cocktail Ham Sandwiches from the '50s for your crowd.

    Chinese-Style Spareribs

    You will love the juicy, sweet flavor that this recipe for Chinese-Style Spareribs delivers.

    Cheesy Sausage Bites

    This easy hors d'ouevres recipe for Cheesy Sausage Bites take just minutes to prepare.

    Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps

    This recipe for Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps is easy to put together, stunning on the appetizer table and likely to disappear quickly.

    Cajun Grilled Ribs

    Spice up your grill with the delicious flavor of this recipe for peppery Cajun Grilled Ribs.

    Bacon Wrapped Dates

    Smoky, salty bacon enrobes a sweet, earthy date for a flavor combination that is irresistible in this recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dates.

    Apricot Sauced Ribs

    Serve this recipe for Apricot Sauced Ribs with cole slaw, watermelon, and cornbread for a tasty summer meal.

    Rice Balls with Four Cheeses (Arancine)

    Enjoy a Mediterranean taste sensation when you prepare this recipe for Rice Balls with Four Cheeses (Arancine).

    Cheese Wafer Crisps

    This simple recipe for Cheese Wafer Crisps couldn’t be easier to make.

    Calypso Strawberry Mango Salsa

    This easy-to-make recipe for Calypso Strawberry Mango Salsa is a creative alternative to tomato salsa.

    Strawberry Chutney

    This fresh recipe for Strawberry Chutney is quickly made. It makes a refreshing, light appetizer for lunch or serve it as a snack.

    Strawberry Nachos

    This low-fat recipe treat for Strawberry Nachos makes a pretty summer dessert or a simple afternoon snack.

    Rosy Strawberry Soup

    This beautiful recipe for Rosy Strawberry Soup makes a wonderful first course, dessert or snack.

    California Skinny Dips

    Serve this low-fat recipe for California Skinny Dips at your next dinner party.

    Strawberry Brie

    This simple cheese-based appetizer recipe for Strawberry Brie is made sweet with the addition of ripe strawberries.

    Strawberry Chicken Salad

    This recipe for Strawberry Chicken Salad is a variation to a good, basic salad.

    Sparkling Strawberry Wine Soup

    This elegant recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Wine Soup can be served before the main course.

    Strawberry Soup with Strawberry Sorbet and Pound Cake Croutons

    This recipe for Strawberry Soup with Strawberry Sorbet and Pound Cake Croutons is a delightful low-fat summer dessert.

    Summertime Fruit Salad

    Serve this recipe for Summertime Fruit Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish.

    Strawberry and Stilton Salad

    Serve this recipe for Strawberry and Stilton Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish.

    Strawberry Summer Salad

    Serve this recipe for Strawberry Summer Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish.

    Strawberry Antipasto

    This recipe for Strawberry Antipasto is a low-fat version that substitutes fruit for the vegetables.

    Strawberry Fruit Skewers

    Consider this refreshing recipe for Strawberry Fruit Skewers as an addition to your picnics and barbecues.

    Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

    Serve this recipe for Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish

    Strawberry Chef's Salad

    Serve this recipe for Strawberry Chef's Salad as a refreshing lunch with French bread.

    Strawberry Breakfast Pizza

    Using refrigerated biscuits makes this recipe for Strawberry Breakfast Pizza a cinch to make.

    Strawberry and Cottage Cheese Pockets

    Serve these Strawberry and Cottage Cheese Pockets as a recipe for a light lunch or a healthy snack.

    Herbed Pork Rillettes

    A classic French country favorite, rillettes is a meat-or-game-based country pate. This recipe for Herbed Pork Rillettes is an easy version.

    Maple Mustard Pork Ribs

    The ingredient list is short but this recipe for Maple Mustard Pork Ribs is long on flavor.

    Jumbo Potstickers

    Make your own dough with this Graham Kerr recipe for Jumbo Potstickers and fill these dumplings with shrimp or other filling of your choice.

    Jumbo Potsticker Disks in Thai Hot and Sour Soup

    This fast soup recipe for Jumbo Potsticker Disks in Thai Hot and Sour Soup from Graham Kerr is a great way to use up left-over dumplings.

    Stuffed Swiss Chard Leaves

    Graham Kerr uses this recipe for Stuffed Swiss Chard Leaves as a versatile smoked turkey stuffing.

    Oxtail and Barley Soup

    Graham Kerr prepares this recipe for Oxtail and Barley Soup with an array of vegetables to create a rich hearty winter soup.

    Beautiful Soup

    This recipe for Beautiful Soup is a great winter soup filled with grains, beans, and vegetables, courtesy of Graham Kerr.

    Warm Spinach Salad with Jarlsberg Cheese

    Enjoy the wide-spaced eyes and nutty flavor of a special cheese when you enjoy this recipe for Warm Spinach Salad with Jarlsberg Cheese.

    JoAnna Lund's Shrimp Caesar Salad

    This easy and low-fat recipe for JoAnna Lund's Shrimp Caesar Salad only has 9 ingredients.

    Ham Spinach Dip

    This JoAnna Lund recipe for Ham Spinach Dip is a low-fat version of the traditional spinach dip we all know.

    Vegetable Dip

    You'll never miss the fat from the traditional dip when you prepare this delicious JoAnna Lund recipe for Vegetable Dip.

    Citrus and Sweet Onion Salad

    Enjoy the unique flavor of sweet onions when you enjoy this recipe for Citrus and Sweet Onion Salad.

    Italian Kidney Bean Salad

    If you like kidney beans and pasta, you will love this JoAnna Lund quick recipe for Italian Kidney Bean Salad.

    Caramelized Garlic

    The smoke from the grill gives the garlic added flavor in this recipe for Caramelized Garlic.

    Grilling Clams

    Grilling clams is easier than you think - they will simply pop open when ready. You can also use the technique with other mollusks such as mussels.

    Mushroom Bruschetta

    This Mushroom Bruschetta is an easy appetizer recipe to make for an outdoor party.

    Grilled Tomatoes

    George Hirsch uses cilantro for this recipe for Grilled Tomatoes, but you can use any fresh herb.

    Salmon Spring Rolls

    George Hirsch creates a twist on the classic spring roll with this recipe for Salmon Spring Rolls.

    Sesame Ginger Soup With Scallops

    Scallops are gently poached and flavored with garlic, ginger and soy in this George Hirsch reciipe for Sesame Ginger Soup With Scallops.

    Mushroom Chowder

    A combination of grilled, fresh and dried mushrooms are cooked together to form a hearty and healthy stew in this George Hirsch recipe for Mushroom Chowder.

    Beer and Onion Soup

    The addition of beer to this classic George Hirsch recipe for Beer and Onion Soup adds another dimension of flavor which compliments the caramelized onion.

    Duck Tostadas

    George Hirsch uses duck for this recipe for Duck Tostadas but you can use leftover chicken or turkey.

    Cilantro Shrimp Nachos

    This recipe for Cilantro Shrimp Nachos is great to kick off a summer party.

    Jerk Chicken Wings

    George Hirsch combines a medley of spices to entice in this recipe for Jerk Chicken Wings.

    Polenta with Sausage

    Enjoy the taste of carmelized garlic when you savor this George Hirsch recipe for Polenta with Sausage.

    Herb and Goat Cheese Souffle

    In this recipe for Herb and Goat Cheese Souffle, Jacques Pepin's secret to serving a soufflè is the timing.

    Apple and Potato Puree

    Jacques Pepin suggests mashing the apples and potatoes by hand for a chunky texture in this recipe for Apple and Potato Puree.

    George Hirsch's Spicy Sauteed Shrimp

    Treat you guests to a hot and saucy treat with this recipe for George Hirsch's Spicy Sauteed Shrimp.

    George Hirsch's Pizza Roll

    Enjoy a delightful combination of prosciutto, mozzarella and basil with this recipe for George Hirsch's Pizza Roll.

    George Hirsch's Pizza Salad

    George Hirsch's Pizza Salad is a fun way to serve a salad. The un-garnished pizza dough in this recipe serves as a platter for a crisp salad.

    Shrimp Risotto with Basil

    Chef George Hirsch adds fresh basil and whole shrimp to a basic risotto to make a hearty first course or light main in this recipe for Shrimp Risotto with Basil.

    Grilled Ribs with Cajun Rub

    Add a little kick to your mixed grill when you enjoy this George Hirsch recipe for Grilled Ribs with Cajun Rub.

    George Hirsch’s Fusilli with Conch and Calamari

    To prepare this recipe for George Hirsch’s Fusilli with Conch and Calamari, Look for both conch and scungilli (most likely frozen) in Italian, Chinese or fish markets.

    Grilled Scallop and Pineapple Kebobs

    In this recipe for Grilled Scallop and Pineapple Kebabs, George Hirsch calls these sweet and tangy kebabs “Candy on a Stick.”

    Crepes with Berries

    George Hirsch’s recipe for Crepes with Berries createsa meal topped with vanilla yogurt and toasted sliced almonds.

    Portuguese Green Soup

    The combination of potatoes and sausage is Nick Stellino’s nod to Portuguese cooking in this recipe for Portuguese Green Soup.

    Onion Soup with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto

    Nick Stellino’s pungent recipe for Onion Soup with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto was inspired by soup he tasted while on a trip to Northern Italy, a stone’s throw away from the Austrian border.

    Min's Roll

    Sushi lovers will savor this recipe for Min's Roll. This type of sushi dish is called a “maki roll,”

    Potato and Rutabaga Bisque

    In this recipe for Potato and Rutabaga Bisque, a delicious combination makes a tasty bisque soup topped with salmon tartar.

    Kaiso Toybox Seaweed Salad

    This Kaiso Toybox Seaweed Salad is presented in a box created with white asparagus - a unique recipe.

    The Gloucester House Boiled Lobster

    The famous Gloucester House Restaurant has been serving this recipe for The Gloucester House Boiled Lobster and other seafood dishes since they opened in 1946.

    Mussels with a Caribbean Flair

    Savor this recipe for Mussels with a Caribbean Flair from Julie Geary of Classic Cooks Catering. The key ingredients include sazon seasoning, Ranchero Sauce and fresh cilantro.

    Caprese Antipasto

    This recipe for Caprese Antipasto is a perfect appetizer or side salad when you have fresh tomatoes from the garden or from the store.

    Thai Chicken Salad

    This recipe for Thai Chicken Salad is considered to have a combination of "bright, balanced flavors" typical in much of Thai cooking.

    Chile Rellenos

    The secret to this recipe for Chile Rellenos is choosing a good poblano pepper and preparing it properly.

    New England Crab Cakes

    Chef Serie Keezer puts a slightly unusual spin on this New England dish by using peppers and a chili sauce glaze.

    Easy Pumpkin Bisque

    This quick and easy recipe for Easy Pumpkin Bisque is a thick version, almost “a pumpkin pie filling in a soup form.” Very seasonal and hearty for the cold days of fall. It will also work well for a fall dinner party, a Halloween party or Thanksgiving

    Rustic Vegetable Tart

    This simple recipe for Rustic Vegetable Tart makes a delicious appetizer or side dish and for vegetarians a meal. Garden fresh vegetables would be superb. It uses zucchini, plum tomatoes, sweet onions, pesto and goat cheese.

    Periwinkles Award Winning Clam Chowder

    Executive Chef Thomas “Raff” Rafferty reveals his recipe for Periwinkles Award Winning Clam Chowder for the first time ever! For the unprecedented fourth time, Periwinkle's Award Winning Clam Chowder won both the People's Choice and the Judges' Choice

    Haddock Hobo Packs

    This Eric Lorden recipe for Haddock Hobo Packs is made in an oven, but hobo packs are known for camping. You can also use this as a way to get your kids to eat fish by seasoning it with what they like and even making the packs into an animal design.

    Making A Basic Fish Stock

    This recipe for Making a Basic Fish Stock can be used for making a number of soups and chowders, such as cioppino, a fish stew derived from the various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine.

    Tomato, Olive, Goat Cheese Terrine

    This recipe for Tomato, Olive, Goat Cheese Terrine uses only four main ingredients but makes for a great tasting side dish. The goat cheese, olives and tomatoes compliment each other perfectly.

    Apple Fennel Cole Slaw

    This delightful recipe for Apple Fennel Cole Slaw is a version of cole slaw that uses cider vinegar and fennel with apples and cabbage for an unconventional twist - use as a fall replacement for your normal cole slaw or as a topping for a barbecue sandwic

    Warm Spinach Salad with Cranberries, Almonds and Goat Cheese

    This salad is perfect for the fall and winter seasons and can be modified for other times of the year by using raisins or currants instead of cranberries. You can also use walnuts, pistachios or pine nuts instead of almonds to suit your taste. Experiment

    Green Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

    You can top this delicious recipe for Green Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette with grilled chicken, steak or salmon, and it also goes really good with crab cakes.

    Herbes de Provence

    If fresh herbs aren’t available at all, or if only some of those listed here are available, Jacques Pepin recommends making herbes de Provence by combining commercially produced dried herbs in the proportions indicated below.

    Provencal Zucchini Fans

    Serve any leftovers for this recipe for Provencal Zucchini Fans the next day, cold with vinaigrette. Herbes de Provence are available at gourmet stores or you can make a blend used by Jacques Pepin (see link).

    Eggplant Timbales

    Nick Stellino created this recipe for Eggplant Timbales as a soufflé side dish for his Lamb Meatballs with Girgento Sauce, but they could also be served as a side dish to leg of lamb or a pork roast.

    Deli Coleslaw

    This recipe for Deli Coleslaw is Joanna Lund's version of an American delicatessen favorite, made lighter with fat-free mayonnaise.

    Lamb Meatballs With Girgento Sauce and Eggplant Timbales

    The simplicity of the ingredients in this Nick Stellino recipe for Lamb Meatballs With Girgento Sauce and Eggplant Timbales brings gourmand bliss.

    Southwestern Vegetable Soup

    JoAnna Lund offers this quick and easy recipe for Southwestern vegetable soup that can be spiced up with a little added cayenne pepper, if you wish.

    Pickled Shrimp

    You may serve this deliciously marinated shrimp on a bed of mixed greens, in a stir fry, or as an ingredient in pasta salad.

    Rock Shrimp Salad

    You mays serve this delicious rock shrimp salad as a recipe for filling for sandwiches or as a salad course on a bed of mixed greens.

    Rock Shrimp and Vegetable Salad

    This delicious Rock Shrimp and Vegetable salad is a recipe that could also be made with regular shrimp or crab meat.

    Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

    Serve this delicious recipe for Garlic Parmesan Shrimp as an appetizer with crusty bread or as a main dish over spaghetti or angel hair pasta.

    Shrimp Skewers

    Enjoy this tangy recipe for Shrimp Skewers....you may serve the shrimp as an appetizer or over rice or pasta as a main dish.

    Shrimp and Star Fruit Skewers

    The shrimp can also be cooked in a grill pan or in a skillet. You can enjoy this recipe as an appetizer or over rice for a main dish.

    Gazpacho with Shrimp

    This healthy and delicious recipe for Gazpacho with Shrimp can be prepared up to a day ahead of time, but add garnishes right before serving.

    Grilled Striped Bass

    For a seasonal grilling delight, enjoy this recipe for Grilled Striped Bass.

    Baked Stuffed Striped Bass

    For a savory meal, enjoy this recipe for Baked Stuffed Striped Bass.

    Swordfish Salad

    Enjoy a healthy and tasty change of salad when you try this recipe for Swordfish Salad. If you can't get swordfish, substitute mahi mahi or mako shark.

    Ostrich Skewers

    You can enjoy this recipe for Ostrich Skewers as an appetizer or as a main meal, served over pasta or rice.

    Alligator Medallions

    For a Southern treat, fry up some local flavor. Savor this recipe for Alligator Medallions.

    Braised Venison Ribs

    Should venison not be available, this recipe for Braised Venison Ribs could also be made with beef short ribs.

    Smoked Venison Salad

    You could also make this salad recipe for Smoked Venison Salad with leftover roast venison or smoked chicken or turkey.

    Spiced Venison Meatballs

    Serve these Spiced Venison Meatballs as an hors d'oeuvre, with a toothpick in each meatball for easy pick up. This recipe can be made ahead and baked off right before your guest arrive.

    Fruit Salad with Peanut-Orange Dressing

    You can vary the fruit in this recipe for Fruit Salad with Peanut-Orange Dressing depending on what is available. Papaya or mango would also work well.

    Peach Slush

    You could also add vanilla or lemon yogurt to turn this cool and delicious recipe for Peach Slush into a smoothie.

    Lime Vinaigrette

    You may use this lime vinaigrette recipe on a salad of leafy greens and citrus segments. It could also be used as a sauce for grilled fish or seafood.

    Citrus Spinach Salad

    You could also add some quartered hard-boiled eggs to this healthy and delicious recipe for Citrus Spinach Salad to make it more substantial.

    Orange-Glazed Carrots and Asparagus

    You may serve this sweet and tasty recipe for Orange-Glazed Carrots and Asparagus as a side dish to white fish fillets or grilled chicken breasts.

    Papaya and Avocado Salad

    Enjoy this recipe for Papaya and Avocado Salad as a cool treat on a warm day.

    Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

    Cherry tomatoes, blanched green beans or mushroom slices would all work well in this recipe for Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Salad.

    Passion Fruit Plantains

    For this dish, use plantains that are mostly yellow, with some streaks of black. If passion fruit are unavailable, substitute 1/3 cup orange juice. Serve this recipe for Passion Fruit Plantains as a side dish to pork or chicken.

    Peppered Papaya and Shrimp Patties

    Serve this recipe for Peppered Papaya and Shrimp Patties as a main dish or make smaller patties and serve as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre. Top with a dollop of tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.

    Tuna, Black Bean and Mango Salad

    This delicious Tuna, Black Bean and Mango Salad is a recipe that could also be made with shrimp or sliced grilled chicken instead of the tuna.

    Tropical Fruit Salad

    When you prepare a cool treat with this recipe for Tropical Fruit Salad, feel free to substitute other tropical fruits if any of these are hard to find.

    Walla Walla Salsa Salsa

    This fresh salsa has a unique flavor that comes from Walla Walla onions. This recipe for Walla Walla Salsa Salsa may be prepared up to 6 hours in advance.

    Caramelized Onion, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart

    The combination of slowly caramelized onions and fresh, flavorful asparagus makes this recipe for Caramelized Onion, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart a favorite.

    Spinach and Radicchio Salad

    Serve this colorful recipe for Spinach and Radicchio Salad plain or with one or more of our suggested toppings.

    Asian Turkey Sausage and Fruit Kebabs

    For a unique Oriental twist, treat yourself and your guests to this tasty recipe for Asian Turkey Sausage and Fruit Kebabs.

    Barbecued Turkey Wings

    Savor the flavor combination of this recipe for Barbecued Turkey Wings. It may become your next family favorite!

    Baked Turkey and Cheese Bread

    This hearty and tasty sandwich-in-a-pan recipe can be served hot or cold. It would be great for a Superbowl party.

    Eggplant and Chick Pea Stew

    Serve this recipe for Eggplant and Chick Pea Stew as a side dish or a vegetarian main course over rice or couscous.

    Grilled Asian Turkey Thighs

    Savor Asian spice flavor when you grill these Asian Turkey Thighs. It may become your new favorite recipe.

    Barbecued Turkey Pizza

    Keep the heat away from your kitchen this summer. Grill this carefree and tasty Barbecued Turkey pizza outside.

    Gold Rush Tacos

    This simple meal recipe for Gold Rush Tacos can be prepared in under 20 minutes. You may offer any or all of the garnishes to make this meal extra special.

    Grilled Shrimp with Fennel Sauce

    For an elegant shrimp dish, enjoy this grilling recipe for Grilled Shrimp with Fennel Sauce.

    Black Bean Turkey Chili

    For a healthier alternative to chili, enjoy this recipe for Black Bean Turkey Chili. It's a hot item!

    Black-Eyed Pea and Turkey Ham Salad

    For a healthy, low-fat meal on a warm day, serve this recipe for Black-Eyed Pea and Turkey Ham Salad over mixed greens as a light lunch or dinner.

    Turkey and Goat Cheese Bites

    Enjoy a great snack or appetizer when you enjoy this simple but tasty recipe for Turkey and Goat Cheese Bites.

    Quick Chunky Gazpacho

    On a warm day, treat your tastebuds to a cool, healthy soup when you enjoy this recipe for Quick Chunky Gazpacho.

    Turkey Pasta Salad

    You could also add some fresh vegetables, like bell pepper strips or blanched broccoli florets, to this low-fat recipe for Turkey Pasta Salad.

    Turkey Ham and Artichoke English Muffins

    Use your imagination and vary the ingredients that go on the muffins when you enjoy this recipe for Turkey Ham and Artichoke English Muffins, adding or substituting cooked spinach, roasted red peppers or grated Cheddar cheese.

    Curried Turkey and Rice Salad

    Enjoy a myriad of flavors when you savor this recipe for Curried Turkey and Rice Salad.

    Honey-Broiled Sea Scallops

    Enjoy an Oriental twist with this sweet and healthy recipe for Honey-Broiled Sea Scallops.

    Curried Turkey Orange Salad

    For a cool and healthy treat, enjoy the sweet tangy flavor of this recipe for Curried Turkey Orange Salad.

    Grilled Turkey and Pepper Salad

    This tangy and delicious recipe for Grilled Turkey and Pepper Salad is hearty enough to be a main course for lunch or dinner.

    Grilled Turkey Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

    Treat your tastebuds to a variety of fruits and spices when you grill up this recipe for Grilled Turkey Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette.

    Jamaican Jerk Turkey Thighs

    Grill up a spicy and delicious Island style treat when you enjoy this recipe for Jamaican Jerk Turkey Thighs.

    Sweet Pea Guacamole

    Because it's made with peas instead of the traditional avocados, this version of guacamole is lower in fat.

    Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant

    For a delicious main dish or appetizer, treat your guests to this recipe for Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant.

    Microwave Turkey-Stuffed Eggplants

    For a delicious appetizer or main dish, treat your guests to this recipe for Microwave Turkey-Stuffed Eggplants.

    Minted Lime Scallops

    This recipe for Minted Lime Scallops is a light dish that would make a great brunch entree or appetizer.

    Shrimp & Scallop Fajitas

    For a Mexican buffet, serve this recipe for Shrimp & Scallop Fajitas with refried beans and Mexican rice.

    Smoked Salmon Cakes

    Equally delicious as a main dish or appetizer, this recipe for Smoked Salmon Cakes will tempt your tastebuds.

    Spicy Indonesian Noodles

    You can make this recipe for Spicy Indonesian Noodles early in the day and serve as part of an Asian buffet.

    Squid Mediterranean

    Freshness is the key to this recipe for Squid Mediterranean.

    Steamed Skate with Lemongrass, Ginger, Orange & Lime

    Skate into great flavor when you savor this recipe for Steamed Skate with Lemongrass, Ginger, Orange & Lime.

    Kabobs of Salmon Spirals and Shellfish

    For an elegant kebab dish that seafood lovers will relish, enjoy this recipe for Kabobs of Salmon Spirals and Shellfish.

    Mixed Shellfish Grill with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

    For a fabulous appetizer, seafood lovers will savor this recipe for Mixed Shellfish Grill with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

    Mussels Steamed in White Wine

    Serve this quick and delicious recipe for Mussels Steamed in White Wine to your seafood lovers with crusty bread and a green salad. It also makes an excellent brunch dish.

    Oriental Skillet Shrimp

    For an Asian twist for seafood lovers, enjoy the fruity flavor of this recipe for Oriental Skillet Shrimp.

    Fruit Cocktail Appetizer

    This refreshing recipe for Fruit Cocktail Appetizer is a delicious addition to a light lunch or summer supper.

    Nick Stellino’s Sugo di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce)

    In his book “Cucina Amore,” Stellino writes “I can’t stress enough the importance of using Italian tomatoes for this recipe for Nick Stellino’s Sugo di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce).

    Nick Stellino's Caponata

    Stellino credits this recipe for Nick Stellino's Caponata of caponata, a classic Sicilian eggplant condiment, to his mother Massimilliana, a North Italian who moved to Sicily to marry Stellino senior.

    Apple Kugel

    "Kugel" is a noodle dish that adapts very well to apples. If making for the lunchbox, prepare this Apple Kugel the day before and refrigerate.

    Apple Oatmeal Bars

    This recipe for Apple Oatmeal Bars is also good with the addition of currants or raisins to the batter.

    Apple Snack or Lunch Spreads

    Each of these five peanut-butter-based spreads in this recipe for Apple Snack or Lunch Spread pairs well with crisp, sweet Washington apple varieties.

    Cinnamon Apple Chips

    For your own healthy snack, try this simple recipe for Cinnamon Apple Chips

    Golden Delicious Apples with Caraway Cheese Spread

    Serve this recipe for Golden Delicious Apples with Caraway Cheese Spread as an appetizer on sliced apples with ham.

    Harvest Apple Cheese Platter

    For a simple, healthy and delicious snack or appetizer, set out this Harvest Apple Cheese Platter.

    Microwave Baked Apples

    You may try using apricot preserves in this recipe for Microwave Baked Apples, and let the sweet yet tart flavor complement the apple.

    Neptune Appetizer Salad

    This colorful recipe for Neptune Appetizer Salad is a crunchy treat with a retro spin.

    Fried Alligator

    Serve this recipe for Fried Alligator with a honey mustard dipping sauce for an easy but unusual appetizer.

    Layered Mexican Turkey-Rice Salad

    For this recipe for Layered Mexican Turkey-Rice Salad, purchase prepared avocado guacamole or make your own. For a lower fat option, use our link for sweet pea guacamole.

    Roast Turkey and Ramen Noodle Salad

    You may use your turkey leftovers to make this easy and delicious recipe for Roast Turkey and Ramen Noodle Salad.

    Pizza Turkey Triangles

    For an easy snack or appetizer for pizza lovers, enjoy this recipe for Pizza Turkey Triangles.

    Steamed Clams in Wine Broth

    Seafood lovers will savor this delicious recipe for Steamed Clams in wine Broth with crusty bread and a leafy green salad.

    Quick Stuffed Apples

    This recipe for Quick Stuffed Apples is yet another variation on a simple classic by using the microwave with this dish makes it an accessible dish all week long.

    Smoked Salmon Pasta

    This recipe for Smoked Salmon Pasta is a great brunch entree or light lunch or dinner.

    Caramel Apples

    For a fun twist in this recipe for Caramel Apples, try using tiny Lady Apples--they're attractive to serve and easier to eat.

    Chocolate Fondue with Apple Wedges

    Chocolate fondue is a decadent treat that ends a romantic meal splendidly; serve strawberries alongside.

    Caramel Fondue and Apples

    Caramel apples are as much a part of fall as colored leaves and county fairs. Enjoy a new tradition with this recipe for Caramel Fondue and Apples.

    Granny Smith Confetti Coleslaw

    Not your traditional slaw, the apple in this recipe for Granny Smith Confetti Coleslaw adds a pleasing sweetness that renders the sweet pickles optional.

    Savory Tomato Tart

    Baker/Co-owner of Puff Tarts Vito Aluia shows how to make one of his signature savory tarts in this fabulous recipe for Savory Tomato Tart.

    Pizza Gaina - Pizza Chiena - Torta Rustica

    One of the many Italian family food traditions in Joanne Avallon's family is this recipe for Pizza Gaina - Pizza Chiena - Torta Rustica - a type of stuffed ricotta pie.

    Lamb Lollipops

    The most popular Hors de Oeuvres at any wedding or gathering today is this recipe, the lamb lollipop.

    Raw Oysters with Tobiko Wasabi Caviar

    On the menu of Finz Seafood and Grill this dish is called FINZ Wasabi - Stoli Oysters and is described as oysters topped with wasabi caviar and a splash of Stoli “Raz” vodka.

    Taste of Mexico Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

    This recipe for Taste of Mexico Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette creates a dish like an unwrapped fish taco with a healthy ratio of fish and flavor-punched greens - the delicious center - to corn chip.

    Homemade Arancini

    One of Felicia Mohan's own personal twists to this traditional Sicilian recipe for Homemade Arancini is to boil the rice with saffron, which makes the rice more colorful and flavorful.


    This recipe for Rotolone is one of the special occasion dishes, a classic handmade pasta dish from Reggio Emilia, and is said by Chef Marta Manceau to have been a favorite of Pavarotti.

    Cheese Wafers with Herbs

    This recipe for Cheese Wafers with Herbs is based on a recipe called Parmesan and Thyme Crackers, by Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa.

    Pesto di Parma Prosciutto

    Mixing prosciutto, sage, pinenuts and parmesan into a spread, nothing could be simpler, not much more sublime in this recipe for Pesto di Parma Prosciutto.

    Red, White, & Blue Fruit Pizza

    This dessert is very popular with teenagers and children. You might keep this in mind for a graduation party or a bridal shower if you want to bring something different.

    Andouille Sausage Fritatta

    You may use the filling of your choice when you try this recipe for Andouille Fritatta from George Hirsch.

    Hirsch's Grilled Corn On The Cob

    The herbs and spices liven up the flavors and add an interesting spin on basic roasted corn in this delicious recipe for Hirsch's Grilled Corn On The Cob.

    George Hirsch's Quick Brocoli Slaw

    This tasty George Hirsch recipe for George Hirsch's Quick Broccoli Slaw makes a nice alternative to the usual shredded cabbage slaws.