Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Small Plates

So in a few weeks we are throwing a small plates party for the gang. Think antipasti, tapas, dim sum or whatever little nibbles that strike our fancy. I myself, will go with a strict tapas theme where I will be making roast potatoes with both a garlic aoili dipping sauce (tip o' the nib to Jaleo for that one) and my roasted pepper sauce, garlic shrimp, and a vanilla flan for dessert. If I feel up to it, I might go to the Eden Center to Huong Binh and get a tray of spring rolls. At 50 cents each (75 cents for vegetarian), they are a bargain. So for the less creative of our friends, I ask you, dear readers, for ideas of things people can bring.

3 comments:

Barbara (Biscuit Girl) said...

What about something yummy and sweet from a bakery? No cooking skills needed, just an eye for what looks good.

Dancer in DC said...

The best small plate items are things that can be served either cold or at room temperature.

I remember a party we had where ScottE did Thai peanut noodles, which worked nicely.

Another good idea along your eggroll theme is potstickers.

ScottE. said...

croquettas! Little work required in advance, fry them shortly before and keep them warm...YUM...you're guests will be impressed!