152. Herbed Lima Bean Hummus p.15

152. Herbed Lima Bean Hummus p.15

The recipe
Hummus is a staple of my diet, and although I rarely make them, I quite like lima beans, so, I figured this lima bean hummus was a good bet. I’ve been doing some serious damage to the bean spreads in the book, and this was one of the last ones that really appealed to [...]

29 March 2008 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 3 Comments
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141. Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Dip p.10

141. Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Dip p.10

The recipe
I served this dip along with the tapenade from the other day, and was similarly underwhelmed. This dip had a bland, mushy flavour, that didn’t really do much for anyone. I mentioned that the tapenade was overpowering, and this helped thin it out. Unfortunately, “dilutes tapenade” is one of the better things I have [...]

17 January 2008 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 2 Comments
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140. Tapenade p.890

140. Tapenade p.890

No recipe is online for this one.
I’m never sure what to do with tapenade. I like it, but it’s far too salty to eat all on its own. I’ve used it as an accompaniment to grilled meats and fish, served it with cheese, spread it on sandwiches, or used it as an accent to hummus, [...]

15 January 2008 | Sauces and Salsas, The Book | 5 Comments
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46. Eggplant Caviar p.11

46. Eggplant Caviar p.11

No recipe this time, but honestly you’re not missing all that much.
I think this came out to be less than the sum of it’s parts. Essentially it’s broiled eggplant, sweated onions, garlic, and green pepper mixed with fresh tomatoes, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper. All good stuff up to this point, but it all [...]

4 July 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 2 Comments
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45. Hummus with toasted pine nuts, cumin seeds, and parsely oil p.14

45. Hummus with toasted pine nuts, cumin seeds, and parsely oil p.14

The recipe
I made this for one of The Boys going away parties. He’d just finished his Ph.D. and was heading off to a very fancy post doc in the states. I was throwing a party in his honor, and I wanted to make things he would like. I think I did alright in pleasing him, [...]

2 July 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 5 Comments
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26. Guacamole p.9

26. Guacamole p.9

No linked recipe this time, but this one is so simple I don’t mind retyping it.
4 ripe California avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
3-4 serrano chiles, minced including seeds
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
Combine ingredients in a bowl, mash with a [...]

10 April 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 12 Comments
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22. Pita Toasts p. 7

22. Pita Toasts p. 7

the recipe
A recipe for toast. A recipe… for toast. Well, super simple basics like this will sure help me get through the book faster. Or at least compensate for some of the marathon recipes yet to come. These were the recommended accompaniment for Olive and Eggplant Spread. They worked perfectly well, nice crisp pitas able [...]

2 April 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | Comments Off
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21. Olive and Eggplant Spread p.11

21. Olive and Eggplant Spread p.11

the recipe
This was a great appetizer, it’s basically a tapenade cut with roasted eggplant. I love eggplant, and I love olives, together they’re even better. Eggplant dips naturally tend to turn out a kind of grey-brown that’s not the most inviting. The olives helped it turn a delightful shade of purple with a nice lustre. [...]

1 April 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | Comments Off
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18. Brandied Chicken Liver Pâté p.22

18. Brandied Chicken Liver Pâté p.22

the recipe
This worked out surprisingly well. My dining companion was a bit skeptical when I said I’d be making a pâté, but I think we were both suitably pleased with it. It was very smooth with a mild flavour, and the aromas of the cognac really coming through. I’d never had fruit in a pâté [...]

27 March 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 5 Comments
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13. Toasted Walnut, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cumin Spread p.12

13. Toasted Walnut, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cumin Spread p.12

the recipe
This was an absolute winner. Easy, cheap, packed with flavour, unusual, brightly coloured, exploding with garlic, what’s not to love? I’ve made this twice and I’m sure a third time is not too far away. There are flavours pulling in all sorts of directions here, sweet roasted red peppers and molasses, earthy cumin and [...]

19 March 2007 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 4 Comments
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