The Best Appetizers you should know


Appetizers whether it is prepared for the family members or for the guests in the parties is served before meals or before the main course to appeal to the taste of the guests.


The best appetizer should have the adjective qualities like awesome taste and good presentation.Then comes the most critical point that is the delicious appetizer is the one which contains all the healthy ingredients which are liked by family members or the guests.No doubt whether it is the party appetizer or a wedding appetizer, its quality ,presentation and taste depends mainly on the person who prepares it and one of the critical role is played by a good appetizer recipe.

The cook in a hotel or a restaurant should keep in mind the needs of guests to whom appetizers in parties are going to be served.Then the sort of party should also be kept in mind that if the party is for the local guests then the appetizer should be made a bit spicy,so it should be liked by local guests and if the party is for the foreign guests then the appetizer should be prepared according to the demands of the guests as you can use cheesy appetizers with dip sauce such as nachos and other European type of appetizer such as shrimp cocktail.

Hors d’ oeuvres Appetizers and their serving

Hors d oeuvres is served according to the type of parties whether it is dinner party or lunch party and a delicious hors d oeuvres should be light and tasty so that a guest can enjoy the taste.One of the importance of the best hors d oeuvres is that it reduces the consumption of the alcohol as this tasty appetizer appeal to the taste of the guest and reduces the intake of the alcohol.

One of the most important thing to remember is when choosing for appetizers for the guests serving is that only those appetizers should be chosen which contains foods whose combination results in great taste and that taste of one type of appetizer differs from other types of appetizers .Then the person preparing the delicious appetizer should keep in the mind the liking and preferences of the guests that some peoples like the hot appetizers and some guests like the cold appetizers. Hot appetizers should be served piping hot and cold appetizer should be served chilled.One of the importance of the hot appetizer is that if the guests have to wait for the main course due to some dance party.The hot appetizer is the best appetizer to be served in that kind of situation. Hors d oeuvres is also to be considered very important as this is the best appetizer in terms that its cost of preparation is very little when compared to other type of appetizers and if the labor is kept at its minimum these tasty appetizers are proved to be very tasty and economical as they require very little amount of material and then it also depends upon the best recipe a person follows because the food combination mentioned in the recipe plays an integral role in making a tasty appetizer and also the appetizers should contain an interesting design and physical appearance that it should appeal to the eyes of the guests.

Appetiser Recipes

Appetiser is a very tasty and light food also known as starter meal given before the main course or lunch and dinner.Appetisers are given to enhance the hunger and prepare the guest for the next meal.Appetisers taste are coordinated with the taste of the main meals.

White Bait Appetiser

White Bait Appetizer
White Bait Appetiser

Recipe Of White Bait Appetiser


Cooking time:10 minutes  Serves 4

These tiny fish are the fry of herrings and sprats.When the fresh fish is not available ,white bait can be obtained in a frozen state.

(1) White bait 450-550 g/1-1¼ lb  or 1-1¼ lb in American

(2) Plain all purpose flour  50 g/2 oz or 1/2 cup in American

(3) Salt and pepper to taste or to taste in American

(4)Cayenne pepper pinch or pinch in American

(5)To fry:

deep oil or fat

(6) To garnish:

Lemons quartered  1-2 or 1-2 in American


Make certain that fresh white bait is kept in a cold place until ready to cook, for it deteriorates badly.Wash in ice cold water and pat dry very gently.Do not remove the heads.If using frozen white bait, defrost sufficiently to separate the small fish.Put the flour with the very good pinch of salt,pepper and cayenne pepper into a large grease proof (waxed) paper bag.Drop some of the white bait into the bag and shake gently until  thinly and evenly coated with flour.Continue like this until all the small fish are coated;Separate them before frying if they stick together. Heat the oil or fat to 185°C/370°F when a cube of bread turns golden brown within 1 minute. Put some of the fish into frying basket ,lower into the hot oil or fat.Fry 2 to 3 minutes then lift out.Continue frying in batches.Place on a heated dish, covered with absorbent paper (kitchen towels) and keep hot in the oven .Serve white very hot with the quarters of lemon,cayenne pepper  and brown bread and butter.

Smoked Salmon Pate Appetiser

The pate is an economical way of using expensive smoked salmon ; often fish mongers will sell trimmings as well as slices of the smoked fish.


smoked salmon pate
smoked salmon pate

Recipe Of Smoked Salmon Pate Appetiser


No Cooking Serves 4-6



corn or
olive oil

lemon juice


dry sherry

(heavy )

225 g/8 oz  

50 g/2 oz

1 teaspoon

2 teaspoon


2 tbsp

2 tbsp

½  lb  

¼  cup

1 teaspoon

2 teaspoon


3 tbsp

3 tbsp


Cut the smoked salmon into very small pieces or put through a mincer (grinder).Cream the butter in a bowl,add the salmon and the remaining ingredients except the cream.If using a liquidizer (blender) or food processor, simply dice the fish ,melt the butter, then liquidize or process until a smooth pate.Add the cream , beat until the mixture thickens.Place into a container to set. Garnish with lemon and parsley.Serve with thin brown bread and butter or hot toast and butter.This pate can be frozen for up-to   1 month.

Prawn And Apple Cocktail Appetiser


Prawn and Apple Cocktail Appetiser
Prawn and Apple Cocktail Appetiser

Recipe Of Prawn And Apple Cocktail Appetiser


No cooking   Serves  4

For the dressing :

(1)Yogurt 2 tbsp or 3 tbsp in American

(2) Mayonnaise 2 tbsp in 3 tbsp in American

(3) Tomato puree (paste) 1 tbsp or 1 tbsp in American

(4)Lemon juice 1/2 or 1/2 tbsp in American

(5) Dry sherry 1 tbsp or 1 tbsp

(6) Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon in American

(7) For the cocktails :

Peeled prawns (shelled shrimps)  175 g/6 oz or 1 cup

(8) Dessert apples peeled and diced 2-3 or 2-3 in American

(9) Celery stalks,finely chopped 2 or 2 in American

(10) Lettuce heart,finely shredded 6 tbsp or 7 tbsp

(11) To garnish:

Lemon slices 4 or 4 in American


Blend the ingredients for the dressing.Mix most of the prawns (shrimp), all the apples and celery with the dressing.Divide the lettuce between cocktail glasses.Spoon the prawn mixture on the lettuce.Top with the remaining prawns.Garnish with the lemon slices.Serve with brown bread and butter.