10 BEST PARTY FOODS THAT GUESTS WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE
A party should have three things – sumptuous food, free flowing drinks and a great set of people. When you’re the host, you don’t want to be bothered with cooking complex dishes that keep you stressed and away from your guests and the fun. For your next party, find the best caterers that can wow your guests with these easy finger foods that boast of fresh flavours, that satisfy them without leaving them too full to mingle.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushroom – These juicy hors d’oeuvre not only look pretty but taste delicious as well. In a food processor, blend well bread and garlic. Add goat cheese, parsley and red pepper flakes with salt and spoon into button mushrooms. Bake in an oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes until lightly brown.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Dips are party favourites. Tender spinach with chunks of artichokes blended in rich yogurt and cheese, makes it a tasty creamy accompaniment with vegetable or bread sticks, and chips.
Toasted Pita Chips with Hummus – Blend boiled cannellini or chick peas with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with chilli powder. Serve with toasted pieces of pita bread.
Soup in Shot Glasses – Brightly coloured drinks in shot glasses look very attractive. Make vibrantly coloured green avocado soup, tomato soup or orange butternut soup and serve in glasses at room temperature. And see them disappearing before you blink your eye!
Creamy Devilled Eggs – Perfect to start a casual evening, simply boil eggs and let them cool. Peel eggs, cut in half and remove the yolks, leaving the whites intact. In a separate bowl, mash the yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, shallots and hot sauce and mount the mixture onto the whites with a sprinkle of paprika.
Watermelon Skewers – Colourful and fresh, simply scoop watermelon into little balls and assemble on a stick or toothpick with a small cube of feta cheese and a mint leaf.
Devils on Horseback – Salty, sweet and indulgent, this appetizer involves slicing a date, removing the seed and stuffing it with a little cheese. The date is then wrapped in a slice of bacon, held in place with a toothpick and baked for 20 minutes.
Baked Sesame Coconut Chicken Fingers with Mint Yogurt Dip – Who doesn’t love crispy fried chicken? Hot crispy chicken strips, flavoured with coconut and coated with sesame seeds dipped in cooling mint yogurt dip goes well with chilled beers and cocktails. Its texture and flavour make this an addictive snack your guests won’t be able to stop snacking on.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings – A family favourite, all you need is vinegar, sugar, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper to marinate your chicken in overnight. Bake for 30 minutes while basting it half way through cooking. This sticky-sweet treat is finger-licking good.
Shrimp Cocktail – Creamy and saucy, shrimp cocktail is an all-time party hit. Simply boil shelled, deveined prawns in water with lemon juice, onions, black peppercorn, bay leaf and salt for a couple of minutes till prawns are opaque. Serve cold with cocktail sauce or tomato-ketchup-mayo mix.
Your guests are sure to love the party food made by the caterers and so are you!