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Friday, October 14, 2011

chicken fingers with a panko basil crust and two chutneys - how's that for specific?

So if you havent been paying attention or if you just so happen to live under a rock then I am here to tell you that it is officially "Appetizer Season" thats right its that time of year when we take many small bites. Cocktail party after cocktail party as we wind our way towards January 2. Why January 2? January 2 is the unofficial end of "Appetizer Season" thats why.  Here are two easy breezy little noshes to dazzle and impress. Chicken fingers are the same as chicken nuggets - you take ground chicken and flavor it up then you bread it with a mix of basil and panko and instead of frying these you bake them. Serve them nice and warm with a little mango chutney and a little tomato chutney - a nice mix of sweet, tart, savory and tangy makes these little nuggets of gold.


How about a little twist on the deviled egg? Get some little croustades from Siljns and fill them up with your favorite style of deviled egg. This is the entire egg pureed with a little curry powder and a dab of mayonnaise piped into a crispy little cup, garnish with some bits of carrot and parsley or you can use a little crab roe to really make them nice.

Stay tuned as we go through this season of nibbles I will be posting more easy to do little appetizers.

10 comments:

J said...

Hey, what's wrong with living under a rock? Just kidding!

Those chicken fingers look good, Christo! I can almost taste that mango chutney....

Joy said...

The chicken fingers look great.

Creative Mish said...

They both look very good!

Dzoli said...

Great idea for the appetizier;)Mouthfull;)

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mike @ the culinary lens said...

I like the chicken fingers.
I will certainly have to check out those shells the look like something I could get great use from. Just a some creativity

mike @ the culinary lens said...

I like the chicken fingers.
I will certainly have to check out those shells the look like something I could get great use from. Just a some creativity

Lea Ann said...

LOVE the chicken bite idea. Bookmarked!

Jamie said...

Yum...I want to be invited to this cocktail party and with food like this who needs a drink?

Vickie said...

Wow, these are very "top shelf" appies! I love both ideas.

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