Appetizers are the first course of every meal and they set the tone for how the rest of the meal is going to play out.
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Appetizers should ideally not be too filling and should leave space for what’s more to come. Here are some of our favorite crowd-pleasing and easy-to-put-together appetizer recipes:
Crispy Chicken Wings
Perfect for a delicious starter meal in front of the television with a football match playing or light conversation, chicken wings are the ultimate starters.
You’ll need around three-quarter pounds of chicken wings, a bit of salt, one and a half teaspoon baking powder, half teaspoon ginger, a bit of cornflour, some garlic paste, and a tablespoon of unsalted butter.
Mix the salt, ginger, baking powder, garlic, and coriander in a bowl. Coat the chicken in this mixture. You can make this recipe in two ways: either bake it for a healthy recipe or deep fry it for crispy fried chicken wing dish. Finally, sprinkle some lemon juice and butter and serve it with an array of dips!
Cheese Ball Bites
The best kind of finger foods; these cheese ball bites will have everyone coming back for more. All you need is around one and a half block of cream cheese, one cup shredded mozzarella, one teaspoon oregano, half teaspoon coriander, one and a half teaspoon garlic powder, and a dash of paprika and chili powder.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, coriander, oregano, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, and season it with some salt and pepper. Form a mixture and using a cookie scoop or your hand to make small balls and lay it on a butter/baking sheet. Freeze it for around two hours. You can pop these into the oven or even deep fry it for a crispy crunchy starter!
Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups
These crisp and healthy cups make for the ideal party starter. Not to mention, they’re very simple to make. You’ll need around two hundred to three hundred grams of boneless chicken fillets, six tablespoons Caesar salad dressing, lettuce leaves, half teaspoon oregano, chili flakes, and some garlic powder.
De-skin the chicken breasts and shred them in little pieces; mix them with the salad dressing. Season it with salt and herbs and lay it over the lettuce leaves. Top it off with some chili flakes and sauce of your choice. Add some bread crumbs over it for a crunchier touch.
The best way to enjoy the cooking process is to experiment with new ingredients. At Eats By The Beach, we offer easy to make recipes you can try with your loved ones.