appetizers

Corn Cakes with Avocado

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels (frozen or canned)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro or chives all work well)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Chorizo and Avocado Salsa


 

Ingredients: Makes 6 servings. Prep time: 20 minutes.

6 ounces chorizo sausage, diced small
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded andminced
1 tomato, diced
2 avocadoes, peeled and diced
1 cup corn kernels
1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 lime, zest and juice
Salt to taste

Preparation

Savory Herb Cheese Bites

Ingredients: Makes approximately 15. Prep time: 20 minutes.

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup finely-chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Preparation

Smoked Salmon Pâté

Ingredients

  • 1 seedless cucumber (English or other type), sliced into paper-thin rounds
  • 8 ounces hot-smoked salmon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces crème fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Preparation

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