With February 14th right around the corner, many of us are planning menus to impress our significant other. Although some may have a multi-course meal planned, to others, that may be a bit overwhelming. Well, we’re here to help make life less stressful this Valentine’s Day! From catering in Concord, NH, to these fun and easy appetizers, you’ll be impressing that special someone in no time at all!
Blue Cheese Stuffed Strawberries
Sure, chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, but they can be the perfect appetizer too! Blue cheese stuffed strawberries topped with chopped pecans and drizzled with balsamic vinegar will not only get the taste buds jumping for joy, but they also look amazing.
You’ll begin by hallowing out fresh strawberries. From there, combine 3 ounces of cream cheese and ½ cup of crumbled blue cheese until smooth. Fill each berry with the mixture, add the pecans and chill. Not only are these quick, but we promise they’re impressive!
Grilled Cheese Stuffed Red Peppers
If you’re looking for comfort food with a twist, look no further. Char grilling red peppers sliced lengthwise, stuffing them with mozzarella, and topping with fresh basil is the ultimate treat for those grilled cheese lovers out there. Want to mix it up a bit? Try using roasted red peppers and drizzle with your favorite garlic oil!
Hummus Phyllo Bites
Speaking of roasted red peppers, they complement cucumbers and hummus exceptionally well. These tasty little phyllo bites are a perfect option for a healthy appetizer!
Gently toast mini phyllo shells and allow them to cool. Fill the cooled shells with your favorite hummus and top with a combination of chopped roasted red peppers, cucumbers, and feta. Sprinkle with parsley, and you’ve got yourself the perfect heart-healthy Valentine’s appetizer!
Cucumber Shrimp Bites
These light bites of delight are quick to make and perfect finger food. Sliced diagonally, English cucumbers make the ideal base for this appetizer. Add a dollop of cream cheese combined with your favorite creole seasoning, top with a jumbo shrimp and finish with a drop of cocktail sauce. That’s it; you’re done!
Whether your Valentine’s Day brings you catering in Concord, NH, or homemade creations filled with love, the team at Celebrations Catering wishes you the very best day! Be sure to check out our previous blog on food presentation to complete those dishes with perfection!