Anticipating a long sprawling day of easy entertaining we’ll begin our Christmas feasting with some nibbles and bubbles to ease us in.
Nibbles will be followed (after a break) by two starters. First up will be these delicious mini crab cakes……
…made using Tim Browne, Dingle crab meat
….to be followed by the perennial favourite in our house that I always make from Darina Allen’s book ‘A Simply Delicious Christmas.’ The combination of Grape and Melon with Mint make this a refreshingly light palate cleanser leaving taste buds tingled before the mains. Get that classic ‘Grape and Melon with Mint‘ recipe here.
I have a recipe for fish cakes in my book ‘Gimme the Recipe” (now available to download in various e formats – get your kindle one here – unashamed plug) which you can adapt by using crabmeat instead of salmon or there’s a great free alternative here with a fantastically tasty lime and chilli vamped mayonnaise.
This year I’m going to prep. the starters the day before – well that’s the plan – the truth will out! …and no, I will not be peeling the grapes 🙂