Monday, March 08, 2010

Two Appetizer Recipes

Last weekend I tried a couple of new appetizer recipes both of which were well-liked, I will definitely make them again

The first doesn't photograph well but they are yummy and so easy:

Roast Beef Pinwheels

4 large, thin slices medium-rare roast beef
1/2 cup cream cheese
1-2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, or to taste

Whip the cream cheese with a fork until soft. Stir in the horseradish. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the slices of roast beef.
Starting at a narrow end, roll each slice tightly and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
To finish the Pinwheels, unwrap the rolls and slice into 1/2 slices. Arrange them on a serving platter. Makes 36 to 48 appetizers.

Second is also easy, flavourful and quite impressive:

Stilton Cheese and Dried Cherry Endive Boats

1/2 Cup crumbled Stilton cheese
1/4 Cup plain cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 Cup dried cherries, cut into slivers
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
3 Heads small Belgian endive
1/4 Cup toasted walnuts, roughly chooped
1/4 Cup fresh chervil or fresh Italian parsley leaves

Using a wooden spoon, cream first five ingredients together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Trim bottom off each endive and separate leaves. There should be 24 individual leaves, each about 3 inches long.
Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of cheese mixture into lower half of each endive. Chill for 10 minutes.
To serve, top with toasted walnuts and garnish with tiny sprigs of chervil or parsley.

I hope you enjoy!


Rosemary said...

Both of these recipes sound very good.

Anonymous said...

They were both yummy!!!


Avril Tanner said...

MMM... looks delicous!

Anonymous said... usual, you've printed something I'll need soon....thanks,
Brenda in Kit

Heidi Van Laar said...

This sounds divine! I love Stilton cheese with cranberries!

(-: Heidi

Anonymous said...

mmmm, mmmm, good! j