Last week, I created this easy Hors D'oeuvres Party. We wanted the food to seem effortless and casual, yet special. We combined both passed hors d'oeuvres and a bountiful food display. Here's the menu :
Food Display :
Crudites Platter with Green Goddess Basil Dressing
Gourmet Cheese & Berry Platter with Homemade Parmesan Biscuits
Watermelon & Tomato Kebabs with Balsamic
Petite Grilled Salmon Sliders with Lemon Caper Aioli
Shrimp & Avocado Sliders
Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Tarts
Mini Crab Cake with Red Pepper Aioli
The food display was on the screened in family room. Everything on the table could be served at room temperature, which is essential!
I created these little signs - aren't they cute! I just printed them and hot glued a wooden skewer to the back.
I used piles of berries, and lemon leaves to make the cheese really pop. The parmesan cheese biscuits are super easy to make - they are like homemade cheezits!
These little Salmon Sliders with Lemon Caper Aioli were a big hit. I baked a whole side of salmon with a teryaki glaze over it for 20 minutes at 425 degrees, then placed pieces on the sesame rolls. For the aioli, I started with regular mayo and added a squeeze of fresh lemon, capers, salt & pepper. Simple.
I sliced Pepperage Farms French Loaves to get this mini sandwich bread look.
Mini Cupcakes are always popular. I did vanilla bean, lemon cream and chocolate. I love these stone cake platters.
On the way out the door, guests took individually wrapped blueberry muffins for breakfast in the morning.