Category Archives: Appetizers

Appetizers

Shrimp with Fresh Tomato Sauce

1 pound uncooked large shrimp 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped 2 tsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Shell and devein shrimps, leaving tails intact. Heat oil … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Wings with Hong Kong Spices

12 whole chicken wings (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 scallions, very finely chopped 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder Rinse the chicken wings under … Continue reading

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Charleston Herb-Filled Crab Cakes

1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 2 Tbsp prepared horseradish, drained 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves 1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives 1 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves … Continue reading

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip

1 T butter 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped 1 (5-oz) can evaporated milk 1 (12-oz) container cream cheese spread 1 (6-oz) container plain yogurt 2 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 (10-oz) pkgs frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry … Continue reading

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Hummus bi Tahina (Chickpea and Sesame Dip)

4 oz chickpeas, soaked for a few hours Juice of 2 lemons 3 T tahina (paste made from ground sesame seeds) 2 garlic cloves, crushed salt Garnish: 1 T olive oil 1 t paprika a few springs of parsley, finely … Continue reading

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wings

3 pounds chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder (this was my addition) 1 teaspoon kosher salt For the Sauce 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup Frank’s Louisiana … Continue reading

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Steven Raichlen’s Honey Sesame Shrimp “on the Barbie”

1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 5 Tbsp Asian (dark) sesame oil 3 Tbsp rice wine, sake, or dry sherry 3 Tbsp soy sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp honey 1 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 Tbsp Thai sweet chili … Continue reading

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