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Simple but delicious starter?

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relaxed2atee Tue 14-May-19 19:28:21

I'm taking a starter round to a friends dinner party....I never eat/prepare starters so have no idea what to make.
I need something fairly simple to transport, no onions or garlic as I'm allergic, must be delicious and fairly 'foodie' as the bar will be set high by the other contributors (I have no idea what the rest of the meal might be)
Anyone got any ideas? (Only needs to serve 4)

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Mac47 Tue 14-May-19 20:00:45

You need to find out what is for main first as you don't want to duplicate key ingredients.

Stravapalava Tue 14-May-19 22:13:51

Breaded mushrooms? You won't need garlic if you use other herbs.
Or pate, melba toast, salad, pickle. Just assemble it when there.

PandaG Tue 14-May-19 22:15:57

Avocado, strawberries, posh salad leaves, balsamic dressing. Feta too if you like, and chunks of sourdough or other poncey bread. Simple to assemble, but truly delicious and really suitable for warmer weather.

Ginnotgym Tue 14-May-19 22:15:58

Asparagus wrapped in Parma ham

Baked camembert and bread/crudités

Bruschetta with various toppings

moreismore Tue 14-May-19 22:18:08

Smoked salmon mousse wrapped in smoked salmon. Really easy and looks impressive and will travel well in ramekins-just line with clingfilm so it’s east to turn out to serve

AdaColeman Tue 14-May-19 22:22:18

Smoked salmon, some salad leaves, brown bread. Buy salmon that's been smoked with something interesting, heather, oak chips, etc.

Or blinis, sour cream, and lump fish or salmon caviare, assemble when you get there. Four blinis per person would be a serving.

CherryPavlova Tue 14-May-19 22:39:51

Crab. Always a winner. Nice simple crab in ramekins with homemade rustic bread. Garnish simply with a devilled mayonnaise and lime. Homemade mayonnaise best but otherwise mix with Tabasco with a little cayenne.

relaxed2atee Wed 15-May-19 00:17:02

Lovely ideas, I am tempted to plan on just eating starters from now on!
Any other ideas.....keep them coming!

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StarJumpsandaHalf Wed 15-May-19 00:23:32

Can reheat at the venue
thetravellingpantry.com/2014/11/10/sweet-tomato-and-basil-fritters-with-tzatziki/

Sub out the onion and garlic for more herbs and, or, lemon juice, it won't hurt. The fritters can also include some sweetcorn if that suits.

Ticklingcheese Wed 15-May-19 00:26:02

This look great and taste better 😀

squeakyreptile Wed 15-May-19 00:26:48

Good mozzarella, plum tomatoes, basil and olive oil. When I eat it, I just think how genius of whoever first put them together! Served with crusty bread and oils if you fancy

Cinnamonsteamer Wed 15-May-19 00:31:00

Marks and Spencer online recipes, the hallouumi, strawberry, avocado and pomegranate salad. Is sensational! Main size portions which you could easily half, is a surprisingly filling main. Recommend sainsburys or marksies halloumi!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 15-May-19 00:32:40

Diamond Jubilee Chicken is lovely and light and summery.

I just roasted a few breasts for it last time because I was only doing it for six.

Serve with crusty bread, and I had pomegranate molasses to drizzle over it.

Ticklingcheese Wed 15-May-19 00:46:26

Salmon Tortillas
Spread cream cheese on a tortilla, sprinkle finely cut chives, cover with smoked salmon slices, roll the tortilla and cut obliquely every two inches.

PoohBearsHole Wed 15-May-19 01:05:31

Smoked mackerel pate with rye bread and pickles

Redshoeblueshoe Wed 15-May-19 12:09:53

There's some lovely recipes on here

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