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  • Spicy Tempura Not rated yet
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    Along with crisp panko bread crumbs, our intricately spiced, zesty and citrus-spiked 7-spice togarashi blend is sensational used as a coating to dip and fry shrimp in this alluring dish. Exceptional as an appetizer at a Japanese-themed dinner, or served on a tray as finger foods at any gathering.

    Spicy Tempura
  • BEEF CARPACCIO WITH ARUGULA AND SHAVED PARMIGIANO Not rated yet
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    Exquisite and elegant, this dinner party appetizer showcases beef tenderloin, seared quickly and served as paper-thin slices. Arugula tossed in lemony vinaigrette, a zesty kick of fiery horseradish-spiked mustard, and shavings of Parmigiano cheese complete this stunning presentation.

    BEEF CARPACCIO WITH ARUGULA AND SHAVED PARMIGIANO
  • OYSTERS ON THE HALF-SHELL WITH LAMBRUSCO GRAPE MIGNONETTE Not rated yet
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    We’ve taken Mignonette – a classic combination of minced shallots, cracked black pepper, and vinegar that is exceptional spooned onto briny, sweet, freshly shucked oysters – and gave it a subtle Italian twist with our fruity, mild Lambrusco Grape Condiment replacing traditional vinegar.

    OYSTERS ON THE HALF-SHELL WITH LAMBRUSCO GRAPE MIGNONETTE
  • Miso-Glazed Beef Negimaki Not rated yet
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    Brushed on strips of steak and rolled around crisp peppers and green onions, our Japanese-inspired miso marinade lends rich and bold flavour to these bite-size party-friendly appetizers.

    Miso-Glazed Beef Negimaki
  • Sovrano Cups with Three Leaf Salad Not rated yet
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    With peppery greens and freshly shaved artichoke hearts, this elegant, company worthy salad is tossed with our French-inspired and Dijon-spiked vinaigrette and presented in an edible bowl made from our superb Sovrano cheese.

    Sovrano Cups with Three Leaf Salad
  • Classic Steak Tartare Not rated yet
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    Make an impression serving this classic gourmet appetizer to your most gastronomically enthusiastic of guests. Made with minced fresh beef tenderloin, the bold flavours of capers, parsley and anchovies, and enhanced with our zesty French herb-infused Dijon-style mustard.

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  • Peruvian chicken and olive empanadas Not rated yet
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    Crisp and flaky pastry encases chicken, a Peruvian-inspired blend of peppers, tomatoes, cumin, and coriander, and our zesty aji chili-stuffed green olives. These exceptional three-bite savouries are ideal for large gatherings, or, make ahead and reheat for a satisfying treat at any occasion.

    Peruvian chicken and olive empanadas
  • Empanada Dough Not rated yet
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  • Harissa Grilled Corn with Fresh Lime Juice Not rated yet
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    Our intricately spiced Moroccan blend of fiery, savoury spices and herbs, combined with melted butter, adds a bold and smoky kick to fresh grilled corn on the cob.

    Harissa Grilled Corn with Fresh Lime Juice
  • Smoked Paprika Dusted Shrimp with Peach Mango Salsa Not rated yet
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    In this Spanish-inspired appetizer, jumbo shrimp are given a dusting of smoky paprika, garlic and cumin before searing and serving with zesty, fruity peach mango salsa for dipping.

    Smoked Paprika Dusted Shrimp with Peach Mango Salsa
  • Warm Marinated Olives & Almonds Not rated yet
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    Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with this rosemary and fennel-infused medley of warm black Nicoise olives and plump roasted Marcona almonds. Ideal as a snack or as part of an antipasto platter, it’s impressive enough for company yet takes a mere 10 minutes to prepare.

    Warm Marinated Olives & Almonds
  • Smoked Salmon & Artichoke Bites Not rated yet
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    Crispy and creamy, these delectable hors d’oeuvre are sure to be popular with your guests. They also suit making ahead, making them a great choice when you’re busy getting ready for a party.

    Smoked Salmon & Artichoke Bites
  • Sticky Pomegranate Sirloin Meatballs Not rated yet
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    Glazed meatballs are always a popular hors d’oeuvre, made even tastier here by using our meaty new PC Sirloin Meatballs.

    Sticky Pomegranate Sirloin Meatballs
  • Goat Cheese and Fig Crostini Not rated yet
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    This fig and prosciutto hors d’oeuvre uses dried figs- cheaper than fresh and available year-round. You can make the baguette toasts earlier in the day and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Goat Cheese and Fig Crostini
  • Triple S Meatballs Not rated yet
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    Jackie Koh submitted the winner in the Recipe to Riches hors d’oeuvre category with this delectable Korean-spiced meatball. Serve with toothpicks or cocktail picks.

    Triple S Meatballs
  • Chipotle Chili Bites Not rated yet
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    Stephen Childs submitted this recipe for shallow-fried polenta balls filled with smoky chipotle chili, the winner in the savoury snack category on Recipe to Riches. Using a silcone muffin pan makes it easy to pop out the frozen chili “pucks”.

    Chipotle Chili Bites
  • 5-Spice Roasted Squash Soup with Coriander Cream Not rated yet
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    With an aromatic blending of toasted fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and star anise, and infused with fresh ginger and chopped coriander, this luxuriously rich and smooth roasted butternut squash soup is a complementary meeting of both French and Asian-inspired flavours.

    5-Spice Roasted Squash Soup with Coriander Cream
  • CRISP ROSTI POTATO WITH SMOKED SALMON AND LEMON AIOLI Not rated yet
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    With its contrasting and complementary textures and flavours, and showcasing smoked salmon and lemony, briny caper berries, this delightful appetizer is elegant as a dinner party starter course and comforting enjoyed as a casual cold weather dish. For brunch, serve with poached or scrambled eggs.

    CRISP ROSTI POTATO WITH SMOKED SALMON AND LEMON AIOLI
  • Lemony Leek and Pea Soup Not rated yet
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    Not just for salads – these rustic-style croutons add lemon and herb flavours and contrasting crunch to this divinely smooth and freshly made soup. For dinner, make a double batch and top soup with both croutons and bite-size pieces of hot-smoked or grilled salmon. Drizzle with additional lemon-infused olive oil.

    Lemony Leek and Pea Soup
  • Panko Crusted Scotch Eggs with Classic Aioli Not rated yet
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    This traditional British pub-style favourite is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and is worth the effort to make! Crisply cooked sausage meat encases hard-boiled eggs, which are then sliced and dipped into velvety whipped aioli. Serve with crunchy, zesty gherkins to balance the richness.

    Panko Crusted Scotch Eggs with Classic Aioli
  • Aged Cheddar and Apple Tartlets with Rosemary Jelly Not rated yet
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    Whether enjoyed as bite-size nibbles at a cocktail party, or as casual snacks with family, these rich and buttery miniature cheese and apple tarts are exquisite topped with a dollop of our fragrant herb and chardonnay wine-infused Rosemary Jelly.

    Aged Cheddar and Apple Tartlets with Rosemary Jelly
  • Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers Not rated yet
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    In our fabulous Spanish-inspired appetizer, fire-roasted and sweet piquillo peppers are stuffed with piquantchorizo sausage and rich, tangy Manchego cheese. Served atop fresh arugula leaves, this is an ideal dish served when entertaining or as a starter course.

    Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
  • Goat Cheese Syrniki with Black Currant Jam Not rated yet
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    Charming, petite, and not unlike miniature pancakes, these can be served on trays as hors d’oeuvres, bite-size desserts, or as a part of brunch. Complex, fruity and not too sweet, black currant jam is the ideal complement to the creamy, smooth goat’s milk cheese in the cakes.

    Goat Cheese Syrniki with Black Currant Jam
  • Onion, Pepper and Anchovy Tart with Herbes de Provence Mustard Not rated yet
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    Onion, Pepper and Anchovy Tart with Herbes de Provence Mustard
  • Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Pancetta Not rated yet
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    As delicious as our premium PC soups are, sometimes you may want to dress them up a little. Lemony sour cream and pancetta add a wonderful fillip to cream of asparagus soup to serve as a starter.

    Asparagus Soup with Lemon and Pancetta
  • Savoury Cheddar Chutney Thumbprints Not rated yet
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    You’re probably familiar with dessert thumbprint cookies filled with jam, commonly seen around the holidays. This pecan-crusted beauty packs a spicy kick from cayenne pepper and our spicy mango chutney, and makes a great nibble with drinks.

    Savoury Cheddar Chutney Thumbprints
  • Riesling Jelly on Gruyère Walnut Toasts Not rated yet
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    Gruyère, pickles and Riesling combine to give this warm hors d’oeuvre a European feel. Serve with a glass of crisp white wine, perhaps a Riesling.

    Riesling Jelly on Gruyère Walnut Toasts
  • Chicken Liver Pâté with Fig Cabernet Jelly Not rated yet
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    Chicken livers are under-appreciated, but economical and incredibly versatile. They make a lovely addition to a warm salad- think sautéed livers instead of bacon bits- and are delicious as a main course cooked in a vinegar sauce. But perhaps pâté shows them off to best advantage.

    Chicken Liver Pâté with Fig Cabernet Jelly
  • Toasted Spiced Flatbread with Yogurt Tzatziki Dip Not rated yet
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    When the kids are whining for the supper that isn’t ready yet, this is great to put on the table to tide them over. Use flavoured spicy olive oil for a spicy version.

    Toasted Spiced Flatbread with Yogurt Tzatziki Dip
  • Leek-Stuffed Mushroom Caps Not rated yet
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    When you’re trying to eat healthy, hors d’oeuvre- often high fat, salty affairs- are a challenge. You can enjoy our leek-stuffed mushrooms without blowing your healthy eating goals. Serve this elegant bite-sized nibble at your next party.

    Leek-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
  • Chicken Grenades Not rated yet
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    This is the winning recipe from Recipe to Riches within the Appetizer Category, which was developed by John Grass.

    Chicken Grenades
  • Nacho Mountain Not rated yet
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    Make this pub treat at home for the whole family to enjoy. Use spicy sausage, if you prefer. If you don’t have a large pie plate, you can stack everything on a rimmed baking sheet.

    Nacho Mountain
  • Mile High Pie Dough Not rated yet
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    This easy food processor pie dough was developed for our Mile High Spinach Pie recipe, but you can use it with any savoury pie. The finished dough is very easy to work with, so perfect for pie making novices. If using for a sweet pie, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar when you add the salt.

    Mile High Pie Dough
  • Goat Brie Pastry Bites Not rated yet
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    Our ham is delicately flavoured with rosemary and pairs beautifully with Brie and apple. You could use pear, if you prefer.

    Goat Brie Pastry Bites
  • Potato Apple Latkes Not rated yet
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    We gave this traditional Jewish dish a sweet twist by adding apple to the usual potato-onion mixture, instead of serving with applesauce later. Yogurt makes a healthier choice than sour cream for dolloping on. We made ours sit-down appetizer size; for passed hors d’oeuvre-size portions, form mixture into thirty-two 1 1/4-inch diameter patties and fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through.

    Potato Apple Latkes
  • Puff Pastry Cheese Twists Not rated yet
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    A delicious snack to serve with cocktails. Don’t worry if some of the toppings fall off while you twist the pastry strips; work over the baking sheet and some will bake back onto the bottoms of the twists.

    Puff Pastry Cheese Twists
  • Blue Cheese Canapés with Walnuts Not rated yet
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    A great, year-round, one-bite canapé. If blue cheese is not your favourite, a nice aged Cheddar would work just was well with these flavours.

    Blue Cheese Canapés with Walnuts
  • Cheddary Cheese Coins Not rated yet
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    Small in size perhaps, but these morsels are brimming with sharp, complex, mature Cheddar flavour. Enjoy these warm or at room temperature, and top with a dollop of refreshing herb jelly.

    Cheddary Cheese Coins
  • L’il Garlic Loaves Not rated yet
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    These individual garlic breads make a cute addition to your dinner table, alongside spaghetti or lasagne. The yummy, cheesy and garlicky butter melts into both cut side of buns while baking.

    L’il Garlic Loaves
  • Tzatziki Devilled Eggs Not rated yet
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    Devilled eggs are an old-fashioned crowd pleaser. We’ve spiced them up with our spicy tzatziki dip. Eggs closer to their expiry date are easier to peel than eggs with a far-off expiry date.

    Tzatziki Devilled Eggs
  • Tuscan Goat Cheese Bites Not rated yet
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    This really easy appetizer makes a lovely presentation. It goes great with a glass of red wine!

    Tuscan Goat Cheese Bites
  • Fiesta Slider Not rated yet
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    Black bean dip and coriander give our appetizer slider a Mexican feel, perfect with a cold cerveza. You can easily double or triple this recipe to serve a crowd.

    Fiesta Slider
  • Hot Bottomless Bean Dip Not rated yet
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    No one can stop eating this fabulous bean dip! Increase the jalapenos and/or substitute PC Medium Fresh Salsa if you like a lot of spice.

    Hot Bottomless Bean Dip
  • Mini Margherita Pizzettes Not rated yet
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    Our slider buns are a wonderful base for mini pizzas to serve at a party. Pizza Margherita is a classic pizza topped with tomato, basil and cheese, named after Queen Margerhita of Savoy, for whom the pizza was first made.

    Mini Margherita Pizzettes
  • Tourtiere Stuffed Mini Peppers Not rated yet
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    All the flavours of tourtiere, stuffed into adorable little mini peppers. This is a sit-down appetizer, meant to be served with a knife and fork.

    Tourtiere Stuffed Mini Peppers
  • Sweet & Tangy Baked Brie Not rated yet
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    At a party it’s; always a good idea to have a mix of individual hors d’oeuvre and larger items that serve a crowd, like this yummy baked Brie. Cheese and pepper jelly are a classic combination.

    Sweet & Tangy Baked Brie
  • Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizzettes Not rated yet
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    Top little pizzas with pesto, goat cheese and tomato for a yummy little two-bite hors d’oeuvre everyone will love. Substitute basil pesto, if you prefer.

    Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizzettes
  • Smoked Tuna Boats Not rated yet
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    Everyone’s had smoked salmon! For a new taste to wow your foodie friends, try PC Smoked Wild Albacore Tuna, perfect in this delicious hors d’oeuvre.

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  • Festive Sliders Not rated yet
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    Caramelized onions and cranberry sauce give our sliders a holiday feel ideal for your cocktail party. Hardy types can certainly barbecue outside on a gas BBQ in winter, if you prefer to grill rather than panfry.

    Festive Sliders
  • Pig on a Raft Not rated yet
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    An easy ham salad sits atop roasted mini potatoes.

    Pig on a Raft