Between shopping, cooking and the gift wrapping, preparing for Christmas can seem like a never-ending marathon. If you arm yourself with these easy Christmas appetizers you'll be all set for effortless entertaining. Your holiday guests will love these tasty dips, seafood-based starters and other delightful treats. Here's what to make this Christmas:
ROAST PORK CANAPÉS WITH CRANBERRY JELLY AND GORGONZOLA
These scrumptious roast pork canapés feature all the great flavors of Christmas in one bite. For ease of preparation, use leftover pork or get some from the deli.
OCTOPUS AND POTATO SALAD
If you grew up in an Italian-American household, you know that seafood is a must at Christmas time. Here's an easy appetizer you can make for your Feast of Seven Fishes.
LEGUMES AND GOOSE LIVER PATÉ
Impress your holiday guests with this luxurious paté made with goose liver, legumes, shallots and a hearty splash of Cognac. It's great slathered on crusty French bread.
These delectable Thai meatballs infused with chilies and ginger will be a hit at your Christmas party. You may want to double the recipe.
A favorite here at FDL, these baked mussels sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, herbs and breadcrumbs are best served with a glass of bubbly.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.