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Do YOU want good food at your holiday cocktail party and still impress people? Iâ€™m not suggesting hiring a caterer, nor am I talking about frozen food youâ€™ve in you fridge. Ever think about doing some cooking. The New York Times have made a collection of 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less that are as easy to eat as they are to make.
4 Toss high-quality crab meat with minced shallots, a little tarragon or a lot of parsley and/or basil, and enough mayonnaise to bind. Also good on lettuce leaves.
5 Mash together best-quality tuna, minced anchovies, minced garlic, chopped oil-cured olives and olive oil as necessary.
6 New York comfort food: Spread cream cheese or crÃ¨me fraÃ®che on small bagels or bagel chips; black bread is also terrific. Top with sturgeon, sable or lox.
Each appetizer can be served at room temperature and takes 20mins or less. And none require a plate. Most of these recipes are beyond simple, they never do in two steps what can be done in one, and they need to decoration. Have any simple appetizer ideas? Letâ€™s hear â€˜em in the comments.
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