Friday, August 15, 2008

All about Appetizers

Here are this week’s four questions. This week they’re about appetizers. See what others are salivating over writing about here

#1. What is your favorite appetizer?
I love spinach and artichoke dip.

#2. Do you eat enough appetizers that you get full and can’t eat your meal?
No, we always get one to share with the table

#3. Do you usually make frozen or fresh appetizers?
I make them. I love the convenience of the premade or frozen, but they are so high in sodium and fat that I prefer to make my own.

#4. Share a recipe or instructions for an appetizer.
Yet again, from my wholefoods recipe stash...

Dried Fig, Brie and Rosemary Bites
Serves 4 to 6

8-12 large plump dried figs
2-3 ounces Brie, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
sea salt, to taste
ground pepper, to taste
If the figs are very dry, plump them in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and cool them. Trim the stems and make a slit in the side of each fig. Push a piece of Brie into each fig. Place in a bowl and toss gently with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature or heat in a 350°F oven until warm and cheese melts, about 8 minutes.


clair said...

I have to agree that the high-sodium, high-fat of outside food is what encourages me to homecook.

corrin said...

I have never had a fig, but the last time I went to Costco they had huge trays of them that were so pretty.

Anele said...

Hmm, that dip looks like it could be good. I need to step outside of my box and try figs.

Karen said...

That sounds like something different that I should try. I love figs.

Fiona said...

Definitely a recipe for me to try. I adore cheese and rosemary.

Charla said...

I love spinach and artichoke dip, too! That's my family's favorite also.