Appetizers & Soups

Baked Cashew Brie “Cheese” With Red Wine Blueberry Caraway Reduction

This plant based cheese is easy to make and good for you! Perfect with Pinot Noir! CHEESE: 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked over night) 2 cups water1 1/4 cup water1 tsp lemon juice1/4 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)3 Tbsp nutritional yeast1 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp white pepper BLUEBERRY REDUCTION:1/2 cup …

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Crabmeat Casanova

An elegant appetizer of fresh crab meat flambé and served on toast Ingredients 3 tablespoons clarified butter 9 thin slices French bread 12 slices lemon 18 ounces lump crab meat (not canned crab) 3 tablespoons cognac, warmed 6 tablespoons dry white wine One cup fish stock 3/4 quarters teaspoon salt Scant 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground …

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Gravlax is a Nordic dish often served as an appetizer. Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 3 tsp brown sugar3 tsp coarse salt1 tsp cracked peppercorns2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds or dill1 tbsp orange zest3tsp lemon zest or lime zest500 g thick slice of salmon fillet, skin off(Salmon must be very fresh) Preparation: -In a small bowl …

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Creamy Mushroom Tarts

A simple tart filling or a dip served with crackers. Ingredients 3 Tbsp fresh shallots, finely chopped 4 Tbsp butter 1/2 lb mushrooms finely chopped (pulse with food processor until fine) 2 Tbsp flour 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley 2 Tbsp chopped chives 2-3 …

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