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Make ahead starter recipe please?

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Marthamoo1 Sun 10-Jun-18 10:58:03

I need to find a dish I can make the day before and just serve on the day.

Doesn't matter if it's veggie or meat.,

Ideas please?

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PurpleDaisies Sun 10-Jun-18 11:00:02

What’s the main?

Soup is very easy to make in advance then reheat.

If I’m short of time I just do an antipasti spread with nice bread.

sashh Sun 10-Jun-18 11:27:57

Chicken liver pate or chicken and pork terrine.

Chicken liver pate you need

A pack of chicken livers, supermarkets usually sell them frozen so you need to defrost
1/2 a block of butter
1/2 onion chopped
salt and pepper

Options to add

brandy, garlic, dried herbs.

Put everything in a frying pan until the livers are cooked through. Put in a blender then pour into a dish and chill for 24 hours. When you pour it out it does look very unappetizing but once chilled it is fine.

OK chicken and pork terrine

1 packet of streaky bacon
1 packet of chicken goujons or chicken breast cut into chunks
1 pack of chicken livers (defrosted)
1 pack of Cumberland sausages
1 pack of Lincolnshire sausages

1 metal loaf tin.

Line the tin with the bacon with the ends hanging out.

Pick up a sausage, cut the skin with a knife and take the meat out, form it in to a vague rectangle and put in the tin at one end, use another 1 or 2 sausages to cover the bottom then add in the chicken and chicken livers. Continue with layers of sausage, chicken and .

Once the tin is full fold the bacon in and put in the over 220 degrees for 30 mins.

A LOT of fat will come out during cooking, when you take it out of the oven pour off the fat, then put a weight on the terine - I use a cardboard inner of a take away tin and add tins for weight.

Once cool turn it out upside down and serve.

Ricekrispie22 Sun 10-Jun-18 12:24:48

Beetroot, feta and walnut salad. This is a popular combination and there are hundreds of recipes on the internet. I like this one
This is a slight variation

flowerpot1000000 Sun 10-Jun-18 15:13:12

Soup top with homemade chunky croutons
Twice bake cheese souffles
Creamed garlic mushrooms served on toasted ciabatta
Praw cocktail have it all ready in fridge ready to plate
Tiny meatballs in tom sauce
Sliced beef tomato and mozerella
Goats cheese and red onion tart
Salmon moouse
Sheek kebabs serve with pita

kateandme Sun 10-Jun-18 17:44:44

tomato,peppers pesto chorizo mini tartlets.make ahead then warm.
salmon pate on blinis.
veggie or meat pastry slices
soup shots served with little cheddar biscuits.
mustard and tarragon sausage rolls plait
bajis with a selection of dips
savoury crumble tartlets.
caramlised onion and thyme tart cut into slices
tempura with dipping sauce
ceviche with salad
fish cakes
not make ahead but buy ahead antipasti selction with sordough

sashh Mon 11-Jun-18 13:21:49

Just thought of another one, can be prepped before but you do need to heat on the day, but only for 10 mins.

1 packet of ready to eat driedapricots
1 pack of streaky bacon
one piece of brie
cocktail sticks

Soak the apricots in water for an hour to fluff up.
cut the brie into small pieces about 1cm cubed - don't worry about the skin.
cut the bacon rashers in half.

put a piece of brie in the apricot - there is a hole where they have been stoned, then wrap in 1/2 rasher of bacon and secure with a cocktail stick.

10 mins before serving put in the oven.

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