Short on time with too much work on your plate? Always racing out of home with no second to spare? These quick and easy recipes are the answer to all your prayers; involving barely any more effort than opening a bag of crisps and yet nothing short of spectacular (you can thank us later). As the saying goes, “first impression is the last impression” - raise the bar with these sensational starters and set the perfect tone by kicking off your dinner party in style. Whether you’re hosting a casual game night, or throwing a fancy cocktail party, or even something in between, we have a starter to match. Let’s face it, good appetizers get the party started. They shouldn’t just be okay - they have to be absolutely divine, the type that whet your appetite and make you scrape every morsel off the platter.
With our mind-blowing tips and tricks, you no longer have to scramble last minute and churn out a decent menu:
#1 Keep groceries at hand such as various types of cheese, dips, phyllo pastry sheets, olives, tapenades or anything that can turn into eleventh-hour appetizers. #2 Want to enjoy your own party for a change? Kick a few items off your list or focus on make-ahead recipes, and mingle with your guests instead. #3 Just in case you have an unexpected visitor, stick some chicken wings and kebabs in the freezer that you can quickly defrost. #4 Have a mix of hearty and low-calorie starters, as well as hot and cold choices so you’ll have something for everyone. #5 If you’re on a time crunch, top off a platter with different types of cheese, crackers, fresh grapes and cherries (it doesn’t get easier than that).
We’ve rounded up some easy and impressive ideas that turn an average gathering into something really special, and are sure to leave your guests craving some more. Looking for that ‘wow’ factor for your next get together? Step this way please, for our 10 best starter recipes.
These Lucknowi Kebabs are nothing short of a celebration of meat. Juicy, succulent and just right, spruce them up with some chaat masala, fresh mint chutney, and they’ll have your party off to an impressive start.