Why not buck the trend this Christmas and serve a delicious variety of small dishes, tapas and finger foods? We show you how.
Christmas doesn’t have to be a full sit down affair – in fact, a carefully curated selection small dishes can be the perfect solution if you don’t fancy a big lunch in our searing heat or don’t have a dining room table But the true beauty of many of these is they can be prepared in advance, meaning less time slaving over the island and more time enjoying the company of your friends and family.
Whether you serve them as a meal o their own or to keep the crowd at bay before you serve the main course, these offerings are sure to please.
Here are our favourites.
To begin with…
1. Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon
Served warm or cold, these morsels will delight.
2. Hanoi Crisp Parcels (Nam Ran)
Bring an Asian flavour to your Christmas with this delicious version of spring rolls.
3. Smoked Salmon Cornets with Micro Herbs, Brioche and Avocado
If you really want to impress at your next cocktail party, look no further than these pretty smoked salmon cornets from Anthony Sullivan, Executive Chef at Forte Catering.
4. Olive Schiacciate
Do as many of these as your patience will allow. There won’t be any leftover!
For a bit more substance…
5. Mini Fillet Mignon Wrapped in Bacon with Horseradish Crème
These mini treats taste just as good as they look.
6. Potato Vegetable Samosas
Whether they’re served at the beginning of the night or as a mid night snack; you can’t go past these delicious potato samosas.
7. Rum and Coke Ribs
Have plenty of napkins on hand as you will definitely have sticky fingers!!! Oh and extra rum and coke for the chef.
8. Salt Cod Croquettes
Take advantage of our incredible seafood spoils with these delicious croquettes.
9. Honey Soy Chicken Wings
A quick and simple favourite that will be perfect for barbeques, drinks or an entrée.
And of course you can’t leave out dessert!
10. Mini Meringues with Fragrant Peaches
A modern twist on an Aussie classic.
11. Festive Rocky Road
Prepare these as a scrumptious home made gift or as an after dinner treat.
12. Christmas Fruit Mince Pies
Of course, you can't go past this old Christmas favourite.
Would you serve finger food in lieu of a sit down meal for Christmas? Let us know by commenting below!