Planning this pre-appetiser can help you come up with some great ideas to keep your guests hungry for more
Thinking of the perfect bite-sized Hors d’oeuvres to serve at a dinner party, can often be a task. While the term amuse bouche sounds fancy, it’s nothing to be overwhelmed with. Planning this pre-appetiser can help you come up with some great ideas to keep your guests hungry for more. This small bite lays the first culinary brick for the rest of your four-course meal. Therefore, it is extremely essential that your amuse bouche be as amazing as the rest of your meal course. A small bite can go a long way in stirring the appetites of your guest.
Due to its size, the amuse bouche is an opportunity for chefs to experiment with different flavours and food trends. You can also have fun with plating, presenting amuse bouche in an aesthetic and creative way. This pre-appetiser needn’t be of the same cuisine as the rest of your meal. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to cooking an amuse bouche!
In case you're looking for some inspiration on what type of amuse bouche would be perfect for your next dinner party that you have planned, here are some recommendations to choose from.
Caprese Salad Amuse Bouche
Nothing tastes better than a yum Italian amuse bouche to get your dinner rolling. The caprese salad amuse bouche is a bite filled with the goodness of authentic mozzarella cheese, the sweetness of holy basil and the richness of extra virgin olive oil. Pour a dash of balsamic glaze over these ingredients and sprinkle some salt and you’re good to go! Wasn’t that easy peasy? To plate this amuse bouche you can use soup spoons.
Shrimp On A Stick
For those who love shrimps, this pre-appetiser will be a sure shot hit! Make sure that to make shrimp on a stick, you have raw shrimps, two tablespoon Italian dressing, and bamboo sticks. To make this amuse bouche you will need to marinate the shrimps in Italian dressing for half an hour. After that, insert a skewer and grill the shrimp for two minutes on each side. Serve shrimps on a stick and let the magic unfold.
Mini Pizza Bites
A crispy mini pizza amuse bouche is sure to win the heart of your guests. A hassle-free recipe, the ingredients for which are easily available in your kitchen. In between two Monaco pizza biscuits, put some shredded mozzarella cheese. On top of the second biscuit put some more shredded mozzarella cheese along with corn and onions or assorted capsicum pieces or olives. Top it with some salt, oregano and chilli flakes. Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy your mini pizzas.
The way to everyone’s heart is through their stomach. To ace the game of delicious, amuse bouche, make sure to pay attention to how you plate these pre-appetisers. The amuse bouche is all about look and taste and, therefore, sloppy dressing can limit your amuse bouche from becoming a party hit. Have fun experimenting with different plating ideas for your amuse bouche.