Appetizers – Hot and Cold
Most appetizers are served hot; however, the trend of cold appetizers has had a successful run as well. But don't confuse appetizers and desserts. Cold appetizer skewer recipes include combinations of frozen fruit, cheeses, and cold meat. Don't include cakes, cookies, popsicles, and the like.
Salad Skewer Appetizers
Meat Appetizers on Toothpicks and Skewers
Marinate chicken pieces and deep-fry; serve spicy chicken satay. Make an oblong kebab roll of minced chicken, marinate and grill/bake. You can also serve barbecued chicken pieces on skewers with lemon. Marinate chicken pieces in a yogurt-based marinade, along with bell peppers and onions. Grill in a hot tandoor and serve spicy chicken tikka, Indian style, on skewers, along with cold beer.
Vegetable and Fruit Appetizers on Sticks
Grill vegetables, like onions, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, radish, zucchini, celery, etc., and thread them onto skewers in various combinations. Thread fresh fruits, like apple, strawberry, banana, raspberry, kiwi, blackberry, mango, orange, blueberry, watermelon, etc., on skewers, and for an extra zing, add a few cheese cubes. Serve cold. Grill fruit cubes and thread them onto skewers, or serve individually on toothpicks.
Miscellaneous Finger Foods on Sticks