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Appetizer Recipes & Wine Pairings

Our Appetizer recipe collection includes a variety of recipes ideal as a starter or hors d'oeuvre. These recipes offer choices both for weekday dining as well as for entertaining, and also options when dining for two or when serving a crowd.

Appetizer, Starter and Hors d'oeuvres Recipes and Wine Pairings

Beef Arancini
breaded rice balls with beef, peas & mozzarella

Arborio rice blended with parmesan cheese is stuffed with a flavorful filling of beef, peas and melty mozzarella cheese.

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Beef Arancini Recipe


Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls

In honor of SuperBowl Sunday this weekend, we've created an appetizer that's sure to please a rowdy crowd of football fans.

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Buffalo Chicken Eggroll Recipe


Crab Cakes
with fresh herbs and aioli

In this recipe, the flavor of the crab is enhanced with  selection of fresh herbs and a spicy aioli that adds a bit of creaminess and tang.

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Crab Cakes Recipe and Wine Pairing


Clams Casino
quahog clam 'stuffies'

If you can find Quahogs - the Rhode Island 'clam on steroids' - they are a dramatic and fun base for this appetizer, but this can also be made with littlenecks.

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Clams Casino Quahog Stuffies Recipe


Pork Potstickers
with ginger-scallion sauce

Ginger, scallion and Chinese 5-spice give these pork potstickers an exotic flavor profile. Makes an easy appetizer or light weeknight meal.

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Pork Potsticker Recipe


Steak Lettuce Wraps
with mint-lime sauce

A great option for serving guests - lettuce wraps with tender marinated steak are fun because everyone can make their own.

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Steak Lettuce Wraps


Steak and Cheese Nachos
shaved steak with spicy cheese sauce

Combining the American classic with the Mexican classic makes a super-dish that's perfect for enjoying during the SuperBowl.

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Steak and Cheese Nachos


Turkey Empanadas
with cranberry pineapple salsa

Got turkey leftovers? This recipe is a fun and tasty way to make use of that extra roasted turkey meat.

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Turkey Empanadas Recipe and Wine Pairing


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