Snacks for the buffet table are simple to prepare, but very effective in serving dishes. As a rule, these are skewers with delicious ingredients or tartlets filled with equally tasty contents.
Translated from French, fourchette is a fork. The word dictates the format of the event: guests eat standing up, in between times moving from table to table, talking, drinking. So, the treat should be small in size, literally “for one fork”, and very appetizing.
Snacks on the buffet table - general principles of cooking
The mini size of the appetizers is a feature of the buffet. It is a pleasure to cook such dishes: quickly and simply. The stores will have to buy sandwich baskets or tartlets of puff, simple, waffle dough. You can make these baskets yourself.
As a filling, you can take the usual, soft cream and melted cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red fish, caviar or herring, ham, smoked meat, chicken. The combination can be any, as long as it turns out organic. For example, it is tasty to combine fish and caviar with soft cheese and butter, and chicken and mushrooms with cream and semi-hard cheese.
Baskets with red caviar and avocado
A pleasant and very useful avocado seems to be created for preparing a snack for a buffet table. The fruit is in harmony with the red game. But in order to make the dish successful, buy only soft, ripe avocado. There should not be brown spots on the crust - they say that the fetus is perepsel and its flesh is brown, ugly.
• one avocado;
• one hundred grams of red caviar;
• some salt to taste;
• fifteen small unsweetened tartlets, best not from shortcrust dough;
• small fresh cucumber;
• two sprigs of parsley.
Wash the avocado, cut it with a knife along the center along or in front, turn the halves in different directions. They will open and you can easily remove the bone.
Spoon the flesh with a spoon, leaving the darkened part intact.
Pour lemon with boiling water, cut and squeeze a tablespoon of juice, pour in avocado. Mash the fruit until mashed with a fork or blender.
In a teaspoon, mash the tartlets.
Put red caviar on top.
Cut the fresh cucumber into thin slices, each criss-cross to make four triangular sectors.
Tear off leaves with washed and dried parsley.
Decorate the tartlets with a piece of cucumber and parsley.
Serve a delicious snack on the buffet table.
“Italian skewers” with mozzarella and cherry
Light taste and pleasant fresh aroma will make this snack popular with your guests. Be sure to cook it for those who do not like fish or meat snacks.
• Fresh mozzarella - two hundred grams;
• two sprigs of cherry;
• three sprigs of fresh basil;
• two tablespoons of dried basil.
Remove mozzarella from brine, dry on a paper napkin.
If the piece is large, cut it into small cubes with a sharp knife.
Roll balls or cubes of young cheese in dried basil.
Wash and dry the cherry.
Spike the tomato with the skewer, chop up a piece of fresh basil, then chop a piece of mozzarella.
Serve a simple Italian appetizer on a buffet table.
Tartlets with cream cheese and salmon
The taste of cream cheese is in harmony with the taste of salmon. It turns out a gentle, savory delicacy for fish lovers.
• ten tartlets;
• one hundred grams of cream cheese;
• one hundred grams of salted salmon;
• half fresh cucumber;
• two sprigs of parsley for decoration.
Fish cut into translucent stripes.
Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, cut into thin slices.
Fill tartlets with a delicate creamy mass half.
Put half a cucumber circle in each serving.
Place a roll of salmon rolled into a roll or “rosette” on top.
Garnish with parsley.
Skewers of king prawns
A sumptuous restaurant dish can be easily prepared at home. The main thing is to buy king prawns.
• packaging of peeled shrimp (four hundred grams);
• one hundred grams of orange jam;
• two tablespoons of sesame oil;
• two cloves of garlic;
• four tablespoons of soy sauce; • a tablespoon of sesame seed;
On long wooden skewers (skewers), chop three shrimps and place in a deep bowl.
Squeeze lemon juice.
Chop the garlic with a knife.
Prepare the marinade: mix orange jam, garlic, sesame oil and seed, soy sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
Fill the shrimps with marinade, tighten the bowl with foil and leave to soak for about two hours.
Preheat oven to 230 ° C.
Lubricate the grate with oil, spread out the skewers and bake until done.
Canape with herring
Herring snacks are not only very tasty, but also very useful. We offer the recipe of a simple and wonderfully tasty snack dish, which is cooked in literally fifteen minutes.
• five slices of black and white bread;
• large herring;
• small sour apple;
• boiled beets;
• small onion, preferably red;
• two eggs;
• two spoons of sour cream;
• A tablespoon of chopped dill.
Cook the eggs, cool in cold water and clean.
Cut the eggs into slices using an egg cutter.
Dry the white bread to a toaster or on a hot skillet.
From white and black bread round metal cookie cutters cut the figures. If the molds do not, work the glass. From each piece of bread should make two circles.
Apple peel off the core and peel.
Cut the herring, apples, beets and onions into small cubes.
Mix half the herring with apples and onions, the other half with beets and onions.
Stir two kinds of ingredient and season with sour cream.
For each piece of white bread, first place a circle of egg, then a herring salad with apples.
Put the beetroot mixture on the black bread slices.
Canape with ham
The main thing in appetizers on the buffet table is the original serving, pleasant taste and simple cooking. Fresh ham combined with cucumber and black bread is very tasty and very simple. The snack is nourishing.
• one hundred grams of ham;
• ten slices of baguette made from rye flour or ordinary Borodino bread;
• two tablespoons of mayonnaise;
• half a cucumber; • leaf lettuce (optional).
Boil the egg, cool, peel.
Grate the yolk on a fine grater.
Separately, rub the protein and mix with one spoon of mayonnaise.
Cut the baguette into slices, cut each one in half again.
Cut a piece of ham into very thin plates, which are easily folded into a roll.
On the edge of the ham slice, put a little protein mass, roll up the roll.
Dip the roll on both sides into yolk crumb.
Cut the cucumber into thin slices.
Leaf lettuce narvite so as to cover the bread base.
Put on a baguette slice first a salad, then a cucumber.
Put the ham rolls on.
Secure the canape with a plastic skewer.
Cheese and mushroom julienne with chicken
Gorgeous flavored snack - julienne in tartlets. It turns out not only very beautiful, but also very appetizing.
• fifteen tartlets;
• four hundred grams of chicken;
• four hundred grams of fresh champignons;
• medium bulb;
• three hundred grams of semi-hard cheese;
• half a liter of cream with fat content of 20%;
• tablespoon of vegetable oil;
• two tablespoons of flour.
Chop the onion very finely.
Wash chicken fillet, dry and cut into small cubes.
Mushrooms also wash, remove excess moisture and cut into cubes as small as possible.
Fry the onion cubes in butter until transparent for three minutes.
Put the chicken cubes in the pan and fry all together for another three minutes.
Add the mushrooms, simmer without a lid until the liquid evaporates.
Turn on the oven at 180 ° C.
Heat to room temperature cream.
Empty a quarter cup and add flour. Pound so that no lumps remain.
Combine with the rest of the cream, stir and pour into the pan.
Simmer until thick, but no more than three or four minutes. Julien should stay juicy.
Put the mass in baskets so that it fills them whole, but without a slide (otherwise the cheese will drain).
Cheese grate finely.
Pour cheese crumb tartlets.
Bake in the oven for ten or fifteen minutes. The crust of cheese should bake, but not be too hard.
Strawberry Chocolate Skewers
From fresh berries and fruits you can make sweet snacks on the buffet table. In the proposed embodiment will use large strawberries and white chocolate. Ingredients:
• ripe but dense banana;
• ten strawberries;
• a tablespoon of lemon juice;
• fifty grams of white chocolate without additives.
Cut the banana into circles no more than 1/2 cm thick.
Immediately sprinkle bananas with lemon juice, otherwise darken and spoil the appearance of the snack.
Choose the ripest but thickest berries. To feed was beautiful, they must be the same size.
Wash strawberries with cold water, tear off the green “cup”.
Bananas spread on a serving plate.
Place strawberries on each circle.
Melt chocolate pieces over boiling water to form a thick mass.
Quickly, until the chocolate mass is frozen, spread it with a teaspoon on the berries.
Pierce the “cap” to the bottom of the plate with a skewer and serve.
Snacks on the buffet table - tricks and helpful tips
Build a buffet table easier and faster than the usual festive table. But if snacks on the buffet table turned out more than required, it is not very good. They quickly wind up, especially when it comes to the red game, ham, fruit. The food loses an appetizing look and a pleasant taste. Put the rest of the feast in the fridge, but eat as soon as possible.
If avocado is included in the tartlets, sprinkle the pulp with lemon juice. So the avocado will darken more slowly. Nevertheless, it is better to prepare such a snack before the feast, so that the dark color of the heavenly apple does not have time to spoil a tasty dish.
Instead of baskets and tartlets, you can use large chips, savory crackers and even diet breads for serving.