Monday, August 22, 2016

Tapas Night for August

We had a smaller than usual turnout on Saturday, but it was a hot August night so most everyone stayed inside, where the air conditioning worked great. 

And there was plenty of seating.  We did have a few diehards who ended up on the porch, but we usually do.

You're here to find out about the food though aren't you?

We did have some fun dishes.  And I showed off my Danish side.  Not only did I have candles on the table, but I actually remembered to light them as well.   I wanted to make it as 'Hygge' as possible. 

Tapas Night Table
We usually have an interesting variety of dishes that are brought and shared.   And this month was no exception. 

Flautas
 Taquito's with home made Salsa
Salsa
 Cold Lentil Salad
Sliced Ham
Green Curry with Pork
Pizza Bites
Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce and braised cooked Radishes in the background
Veggies and Dip
Quinoa Salad
Broccoli Salad
Garbanzo or Chickpea Salad
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I think I saw a theme there.
Deviled Eggs
Quiche
and I made...
Feta dip to go with some Naan
  Chutney Wings.  I used a mixture of Mango Chutney and Cranberry Chutney
and some Shrimp Burger Bites with Limey Sauce
I also made some Spring Rolls but I'll tell you all about them in another post, with some killer Satay Sauce
There was also a Strawberry/Banana Jello Salad
as well as a Cherry Clafouti
and if anyone left hungry, that was their problem. 

Judging from the empty look of the serving plates and bowls on the table, I don't think anyone did. 
Go home hungry that is.

So that's it til next month. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Shrimp Burger Bites

I made these Shrimp Burger Bites for Fish Friday Foodies, however it's now Saturday and I'm a day late.

Shrimp Burger Bites
But...

I'm not a dollar short on these little bites of greatness.

Heather is our hostess this month and she set the theme for this month doing burgers using seafood.  She also said we could do sliders as well.

I made some Shrimp Burger Bites and wrapped them in some Napa Cabbage for my recipe.  I like my appetizer type foods, what can I say? 

They were so good, I'm going to serve them at Tapas as well. 

 Cause I made a lot.  And I do like to share.

Recipe: Shrimp Burger Bites
1 lb. Shrimp, minced
1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 egg
3 tablespoons Minced Garlic Chives
1 tablespoon Sesame Seed Oil
1 tablespoon Sweet Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise

1-2 tablespoons EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Mince the shrimp, using either a sharp knife or a food processor, taking care to not let them process too much.  You do want little pieces of shrimp in the burger.
Minced Shrimp

Mix all the ingredients together except for the EVOO and let sit for an hour or so to let the Panko absorb the liquid from the shrimp and other ingredients. 

Make into balls, using an ice cream scoop, flatten a little and saute in 1 tablespoon of EVOO until browned and cooked through on each side. 
Serve with a dab of Limey Sauce on a piece of Napa Cabbage.   

Shrimp Burger Bites
Limey Sauce

1/2 cup Mayonnaise (I like Dukes brand)
2 tablespoons Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek  (more if you like it spicy)

And there you have it.