Great Gatsby Party d'Oeuvres
Ceasar Salad Bites:
2 heads of romaine lettuce, cut into ½ inch strips
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon anchovy paste (or 2 fillets)
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ cup olive oil
Parmesan cheese (to top)
6 slices of favorite bread
½ tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon of pepper
If you are going to make the croutons yourself, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. While the oven is preheating, lay the slices of bread on a cookie sheet and coat lightly with cooking spray on both sides. In a small dish, combine all of the seasonings for the croutons. Sprinkle the seasonings evenly on both sides of the bread. Bake until golden brown and crisp. Put the toast aside to cool.
The dressing is very simple. In a blender, combine all of the salad dressing ingredients with the exception of the olive oil. Blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a jar with a lid, or anything else you can shake, with the olive oil. Shake vigorously until the dressing thickens.
To assemble, spear 5 or 6 leaves of romaine onto the end of each cocktail skewer. If you baked your own croutons, this is the time to cut them into ¾ inch cubes. Follow each lettuce chunk with a crouton and then half of a cherry tomato. Drizzle dressing over all of the skewers, and top with some crumbled crouton and parmesan cheese.
Makes 24 skewers (with extra dressing).
Shrimp & Crab Cocktail
½ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Sugar to taste
24 Jumbo Shrimp, cleaned and peeled with tails
¾ pound Crab Legs, shredded
In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, lemon juice, horseradish, and worcestershire sauce. Taste this mixture, and if you find it to be too strong add a pinch of sugar.
In a small cocktail glass place a dollop of cocktail sauce and top it with a small mound of crab. Garnish each cocktail glass with a shrimp on the rim.
Makes 24 appetizersDon't forget to check out our other themed recipes! We have Daisy's Lemon Cakes and a Roaring '20s Gin Fizz.