These are two of my favorite party appetizer recipes that I used to prepare in parties! They are quick, easy and the ingredients are available in any store. Note: Both party appetizer recipes yield 8 servings. Cocktail Kebabs Ingredients: 8 large Shrimp, cooked 1 Garlic clove, crushed 2 Green onions, trimmed 2 tbsp Lemon juice 1/2 Red bell pepper, seeded, cut in thin strips 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Sugar 1 tsp Coarsely ground mustard 8 small Ripe or green olives 1/4 tsp Creamed horseradish Instructions: Remove heads and body shells from shrimp but leave on tail shells. De-vein shrimp by removing black spinal cord. Cut each green onion in 4 daisies.
Put shrimp, green onions, bell pepper and olives in a bowl. Mix garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, mustard and horseradish. Pour over shrimp mixture, cover and marinate at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove ingredients from marinade and thread equally on 8 wooden picks. Drain on paper towels. VARIATION: Add small slices avocado to shrimp mixture.
Crispy Wontons Ingredients: 3/4 lb Ground Pork 1/2 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger Root 8 Chopped Water Chestnuts 1 lb Wonton Skins 1/4 cup Chopped Green Onions & Tops Vegetable Oil For Frying 1 tbsp Soy Sauce Catsup 1/2 tsp Salt Hot Mustard 1 tsp Cornstarch Sweet & Sour Sauce Instructions: Combine pork, water chestnuts, green onions, soy sauce, salt, cornstarch and ginger in medium bowl; mix well. Place 1/2 teaspoon pork mixture in center of each wonton skin. Fold wonton skin over filling to form a triangle. Turn top of triangle down to meet fold. Turn over; moisten one corner with water. Overlap opposite corner over moistened corner; press firmly.
Heat oil in wok or large saucepan over medium-high heat to 375 F. Deep fry wontons, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
Serve warm with catsup and hot mustard or sweet & sour sauce, as desired. If you have enjoyed these party appetizer recipes, you will find the Easy Appetizer Recipes section very interesting. **MUST TRY** Recipes: Easy Chicken Recipes and Easy Salad Recipes Copyright 2005 .
By: Jonathan Teng