Antipasto platter

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Antipasto Platter

Olives: Italian, Greek or Spanish, green to black

Vegetables: cucumber, sweet cherry peppers, pepperoncini, green onions, hearts of palm, artichoke hearts etc...

Italian Dressing - homemade!!!!!!

Arrange assortment of vegetables, cheeses, or deli meats; sliced or rolled and arranged on a serving platter. Pour Italian dressing (see index) over all and served with Italian bread or crackers. Feel free to make up your own combination.

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Caviar pie

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Caviar Pie

1 (9-inch) pie shell
1 (3 to 4 ounce) jar black caviar
Fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup dairy sour cream
3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped onions
3 finely chopped hardboiled eggs

Bake pie shell until golden brown. Cool. Spread caviar evenly over pie shell. Sprinkle caviar with fresh lemon juice. Mix together the onion and sour cream, and spread over the caviar. Top these layers with the finely chopped eggs. Cover with plastic wrap and chill thoroughly.

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Shrimp with jalapeno cheese

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Shrimp with Jalapeno Cheese

2 pounds unpeeled large fresh shrimp
6 cups water
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 pickled jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons cilantro, freshly chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
18 teaspoon pepper

Peel shrimp, leaving tail and first joint of shell intact; cut a deep slit down the length of the outside curve of each shrimp, and devein.

Bring water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain well; rinse with cold water; chill.

Combine cream cheese and remaining ingredients; beat well. Fill a decorating bag fitted with metal tip No. 21 with cream cheese mixture. Pipe filling lengthwise into the slits in the shrimp.

Yields 16 to 18 appetizer servings.

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Devilish eggs

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Devilish Eggs

6 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 teaspoon dry or 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped stuffed green olives (optional)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise, salad dressing or sour cream
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cool hard-boiled eggs; shell and halve lengthwise. Carefully lift out yolks and place in mixing bowl. Mash with fork and add remaining ingredients except paprika; mix until fluffy. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.

Makes 12.

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Chilled aromatic shrimp

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Chilled Aromatic Shrimp

4 servings

1 cup fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 scallions, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 cup heavy cream
2 pounds medium or large shrimp, peeled with tails left on

In a food processor, combine cilantro, ginger, garlic, scallions, jalapenos, and process until finely chopped. Add sugar, salt, oil and lime juice and mix well. Toss shrimp in mixture until coated. Cover bowl, and let stand an hour at cool room temperature.

Spoon the shrimp out of marinade and saute lightly until barely cooked. Arrange on serving plate and chill.

Add reserved marinade to the liquid from the cooked shrimp and oil, stirring, until the liquid evaporates, leaving a thick green puree. Add cream and boil again, stirring constantly, until thick enough to pour. Do not reduce too much as this sauce thickens considerably as it cools.

Pour sauce into a serving bowl and refrigerate with the shrimp until both are chilled and ready to serve.

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Catfish appetizer

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Catfish Appetizer

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Dash of garlic salt
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound catfish fillets
1/2 cup chili sauce
Paprika (optional)

Combine first 5 ingredients; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped onion. On a serving platter, spread cream cheese mixture into a 6-inch circle, and pinch up a small rim. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.

Combine water and salt in a large skillet; bring to a boil, and add fish. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Drain and flake fish with a fork; chill.

To serve, spoon chili sauce over cream cheese mixture; top with fish. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Serve with crackers.

Yields 14 to 16 appetizer servings.

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Deviled eggs from hell

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Deviled Eggs from Hell

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

6 hard-cooked eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from can of chipotle chiles
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus whole leaves for garnish (divided)
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion, including trimmed green part
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Lettuce leaves (optional)

Peel and halve the cooked eggs lengthwise. Combine the cooked egg yolks with mayonnaise, adobo sauce, salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoons cilantro and the green onions; mash with a fork until mixture is creamy. Stir in lime juice. Spoon mixture back into egg whites and arrange on a deviled egg platter or bed of cilantro leaves.

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Spicy cream cheese slices

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Spicy Cream Cheese Slices

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix (dry)
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
4 scallions, chopped
1/3 cup (or less) mayonnaise
4 ounces black olives, chopped
10 green olives, sliced
1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos
1 package (10) flour tortillas

Mix all ingredients except tortillas. Spread mixture on tortillas and roll up tightly. Refrigerate several hours or overnight before slicing.

Slice 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick slices. Will keep 3 weeks or more if refrigerated. Recipe can be halved.

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Vegetable bars

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Vegetable Bars

This recipe can easily be halved.

2 package crescent rolls

Press out on greased jellyroll pan. Bake as directed on package. Cool.

16 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 envelope dry ranch dressing

Mix in blender. Spread over cooled crescent bars.

Grate or slice broccoli, onion, mango, carrots, cauliflower, radish, black olives on top, add shredded Cheddar cheese.

Makes about 32 bars. Refrigerate.

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Icy spicy shrimp

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Icy Spicy Shrimp

Serves 8.

2 quarts water
3 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste up to 2 tablespoons
1 small red onion , thinly sliced
1 tablespoon coriander seed
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon dried red chile pepper flakes
5 whole cloves
5 allspice berries
3 bay leaves
2 lemons, cut in half
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot , finely chopped
2 pounds fresh shrimp
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Combine the water, salt, cayenne, and onion together in a large soup pot. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.

Meanwhile, use a spice mill or mortar and pestle to thoroughly blend the coriander, mustard seed, celery seed, red pepper flakes, clove, allspice, and bay leaf until finely ground.

Add the spice mixture to the pot. Add the lemon halves with the garlic and ginger when the water is boiling. Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes before adding the shrimp.

Add the shrimp, heat off and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Let the shrimp steep to cook, until white throughout, about 5 minutes.

Drain the shrimp through a colander and spread them evenly on a baking tray until cool enough to handle.

Refrigerate the shrimp in an airtight container with the cooked lemon halves. Squeeze the cooked lemon halves over the shrimp and toss with the basil just before serving.

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Crab stuffed avocado

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Crab Stuffed Avocado

1 pound cooked, chilled, rinsed and picked over fresh crabmeat
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2/3 cup sliced almonds
2 or 3 avocados

Place the crabmeat in a paper towel-lined bowl. Allow to stand for 15 minutes. Remove paper towel.

Mix mayonnaise, lemon pepper, celery, pickle relish and almonds together. Gently toss with crabmeat.

Slice avocado in half around the seed. Split and remove seed and discard. Fill seed hole and tops of avocado with crab mixture.

Serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6

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Layered shrimp tray

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Layered Shrimp Tray

From the kitchen of Linda H. - Phoenix, AZ

1 pound salad shrimp
1/2 pound favorite yellow cheese, chopped/grated
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 pint sour cream
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Pinch of minced garlic
1 small tomato, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup shrimp cocktail sauce

Soften cream cheese and mix sour cream in until smooth. Spread mixture over a dinner plate between 1/4- and 1/2-inch thick.

Layer the cocktail sauce thickly over the first layer.

Layer the salad shrimp thickly over cocktail sauce.

Next, sprinkle yellow cheese over the cocktail sauce.

Top with chopped tomato and green onion (last layer).

Layered spread is scooped and eaten with small thin crackers (Air Crisps are good).

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Bricklayer's sauce (salsa de albanil)

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Bricklayer's Sauce (Salsa de Alba�il)

Fresh green tomato salsa
1 Haas avocado, thinly sliced
Queso fresco, in thin strips

Put the sauce into a shallow bowl and garnish the top with lots of avocado and cheese strips.

Serve as an appetizer with hot flour tortillas.

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Pork on horseback

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Pork on Horseback

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
6 thin slices boiled ham

Beat horseradish, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and cream cheese until it reaches spreading consistency. Place 1 ham slice on a sheet of wax paper. Spread with 1/5 of horseradish mixture. Layer with remaining ham and horseradish mixture, ending with a ham slice. Wrap in wax paper. Freeze 2 hours or overnight.

Cut into small cubes. Spear each cube with a wooden pick. Let stand 1 hour before serving.

Makes 36 appetizers.

Per serving: 36 calories, 4 g fat, 9 mg cholesterol, trace carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein, 103 mg sodium. With light cream cheese and mayonnaise: 28 calories, 2 g fat

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Bleu cheese mold

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Bleu Cheese Mold

1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1/3 cup white wine
1 (6 ounce) package bleu cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup whipping cream
3 Washington red apples, sliced in wedges
3 Golden Delicious apples, sliced in wedges
Lemon-water bath
Confectioners' sugar

Soften gelatine in wine. Set over hot water and heat until gelatine is completely dissolved. Mix cheese with lemon juice. Gradually blend in mayonnaise, mixing until smooth. Stir in gelatine and blend well. Add parsley, paprika and onion. Cool until mixture begins to thicken. Beat cream to soft peaks and fold into gelatine mixture. Turn into 1-quart mold. Chill overnight.

Unmold and serve with crisp apples that have been dipped in fresh lemon-water bath. After the apples have been drained from the bath, sprinkle them with confectioners' sugar and arrange around the cheese mold.

This can be made in a pineapple mold with apples placed around it in alternating colors. May be prepared 1 day in advance.

Serves 20.

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Lemon garlic shrimp

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp

1 pound large shrimp (26-30) peeled, deveined and cooked
Juice and zest of two lemons
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon capers
Garnish: lemon zest, lemon slices, chopped fresh parsley

Clean shrimp, if necessary, and poach until pink. Cool in ice. Drain shrimp from ice.

In mixing bowl, whisk together lemon zest, juice, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, olive oil and capers.

Add the shrimp, toss to mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Arrange shrimp in decorative design on platter. Garnish with lemon zest and parsley.

Serves 4 to 6.

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