The addictive dish from Montreal restaurant, Joe Beef, works both as a snack to go with beer or as a starter. It’s super fun to make (we’ve even made an video to show you how), and can be prepared in just 20 minutes! Stock up on blue cheese, quark, soft cheese, pilsner beer and garlic for this recipe.
A twist on the classic Swiss fondue which uses dry cider instead of wine. Great for a party or as an easy sharing starter for friends. Not sure how to make the perfect fondue? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered (plus more recipe suggestions)…
An absolute classic flavour combination, these figgy gorgonzola bites are just the ticket for a Christmas party or New Year’s nibble. One of our favourite vegetarian canapés, and great with a good glass of red.
Hosting a very classy get together? Then this oyster recipe is for you. Salmon roe is available in fishmongers and supermarkets, or look for tobiko (smaller eggs) in Japanese shops and from japancentre.com.
A lovely restaurant-standard winter sharing platter idea of paper-thin slices of venison marinated with herbs and served with a red cabbage salad and a Parmesan, olive oil and lemon dressing. A wonderful way to kick off to a posh dinner!
This recipe makes a quick but impressive snack to serve with drinks. Heating the olives makes them absorb more flavour without having to marinade them for ages.
Easy aubergine sticks: designed to impress your friends and family as a quick dinner-party starter, or as part of a dinner party spread. With a minty yogurt dip, this Mediterranean-inspired recipe with sumac and za’atar just needs a drizzle of honey to finish it off.
Peruvian/Japanese fusion food is called Nikkei and this recipe for tsukune with Japanese-style quinoa is a great, easy way to try it at home. Leave out the quinoa to make these into a portable easy-to-mingle-with snack.
Spiralized veg takes the place of noodles in these super-healthy, Vietnamese-style vegan rolls. They’ll add a spot of lively colour to your posh table spread.
Got 10 minutes to spare? Ditch the jar and make your own Provençal tapenade instead. Spread over mini toasted baguette slices to serve them to your hungry guests.
These quail’s eggs with pink peppercorn salt make for stylish-looking canapés for your next party. Leave a bit of the speckled shell on to serve for a more interesting look.
This low calorie recipe for griddled nectarines with frozen yogurt and honeyed pistachios makes for an easy, speedy and sweet nibble. Increase the recipe quantities to suit the number of guests attending your soirée.
Pork mince wrapped in mash makes an easy nibble that’s coated in breadcrumbs and served with spicy tomato sauce and aïoli. It’s the creation of genius Spanish chef Jose Pizarro who has a tapas bar and restaurant on Bermondsey Street, London.
Cut the costs and impress your guests with these homemade sushi rolls. No one will even realise that they’re vegan – unless you tell them of course! We’ve stuff these full of avocado, carrot and pepper but if you’re feeling adventurous, go freestyle and mix it up.
This recipe for bacon-wrapped dates with quince marmalade comes from Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle and makes for a great festive canapé when you have guests over. They look really impressive but are actually very easy to make.
A super sophisticated party nibble, or canapé for a dinner party. We all know how well Ibérico ham and manchego ham go together – add rocket for extra punch, and serve alongside a glass (or two) of fizz.
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