Thursday, July 5, 2007

soul food inspired hors d'oeuvres

Soul food inspired
continuous hors d’oeuvres and short plates

aka strolling dinner

(in no particular order)

** denotes short plate/miniature entree presentation which is more than an bite sized hors d’oeuvres but less than a full sized plate of food.

Shrimp & Asiago Grits on an Edible Spoon

**Mac and Cheese Served On An Asian Spoon Or
A Short Plate Presented In an Antique Punch Cup
or golden mac and cheese lollipops

Cajun Catfish Critters

Absolut Shrimp Shooters – with Absolut Citron Vodka

Spicy Creole Fried Chicken Fingers

Jambalaya Tartlets - on Spoon Or In Mini Votive

Collard Green Empanada

Short Ribs Short Plate

**Mini Ribs – Southern Style, Jerk, Caribbean, Asian
With confetti coleslaw

Big Mamas Meatballs Served on Cocktail Forks with a Duo of Dipping Sauces

Orange BBQ Chicken “Satay”

Shrimp Filled Devilled Eggs

**Cornmeal Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes with Scallops/Shrimp/Crab

Crab and Corn Critters

**Southern Style Oyster Casserole In Mini Ramekins

Okra Beignets with Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce

Smithfield Ham Biscuits

Country Fried Steak

**Hushpuppies Topped with BBQ Chicken

Mini Po Boys – Shrimp, Chicken, Oyster, Etc

Hushpuppies with Rock Shrimp or Crawfish

**Jamaican Jerk Chicken Brochettes
over Island Style Pineapple Coleslaw
Served in a miniature
Good Luck Red Chinese Takeout Container

Twice Baked New Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

Rock Shrimp Remoulade in Martini Glasses

Tasso and Goat Cheese Triangles in Filo Pastry

BBQ Shrimp New Orleans Style

**Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf, Peas and Mash Potatoes Short Plate
Possibilities include Buffalo, Creole Style & Cheese Filled to name a few)

**Oxtail Shortplate over Mashed Potatoes

**Red Beans And Rice Served
in a miniature Chinese takeout container
or Antique Punch Cup

**Greens And Cornbread Wedge
(Greens Such As Turnip-Mustard-Spinach
Cooked Together With Bacon Drippings And Bits Of Crisp Bacon)
Passed With A Bottle Of Pepper Sauce!

**Southern Fried Chicken Tender with Cream Gravy Dip or red eye gravy

**Fried Green Tomato Slices on Short Plate With Ranch Dressing Drizzle

**Gumbo served in Antique Punch Cups

**Oxtail Shortplate With Mashed Potatoes

Panko or Cornmeal Fried Okra
*Fried Onion Rings In Paper Cones

Soul Food Caviar With Tortilla Chips
(Black Eyed-Peas Marinated In Olive Oil,
Chopped Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Spices Etc.)

**Thinly Sliced Smithfield Ham Shortplate with Caper & Remoulade Garnish

Flank Steak Crostini with Watermelon & Red Onion Relish

Driving Ms Daisy Salmon Croquettes

Creamed Chicken Puffs

Pimiento Cheese Crostinis

Chicken and Apple Sausages Skewered with Rosemary
Sweet Potato Biscuits W/Country Ham,

Collard Green Stuffed Mushrooms

Mini Cornbread Muffins hollowed out to hold Cooked Greens, Corn or Black-Eyed Pea Salad, Stewed Tomatoes & Okra Etc.

Mini Tomato Pies

Deviled Eggs - Imaging Dashing Waiter Serving Deviled Eggs On A Silver Deviled Egg Tray - Nothing Says Southern More Than A Seasoned Deviled Egg Tray.

Sweets - Banana Bread & Pumpkin Breads are a must,
Individual Red Velvet Cakes

Assortment Of Pound Cakes,

Individual Banana Puddings,

Individual Coconut Cream Pies

Pecan Pies Or Pecan Tassies

Upside Down Pineapple Cakes

Pecan Cheese Tassies

Cupcake Wedding Cake Tiered

Lemon chess pie

short plates/miniature entrees are no different from what they sound. The concept is to miniaturize any sort of dish and display it on a small plates or some other unique petit presentation.

CuisinEtc, a boutique NYC caterer, serves short plates, winks and continuous hors d'oeuvres at stand up cocktail parties from chef manned stations which creates excitement in the room, as well as at sit down events, we will also pass them at times. The term "Small Plates" is also used loosely to describe a container. For instance, miniature chinese take out boxes, or paper cones or demitasse cups and plates.

Creative CuisinEtc…More Than Just Great Food ...646-932-3496

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