5 Appetizers to Serve Over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and while the Christmas movies have been playing since Halloween was over, this is when everyone will start to get on the Christmas bandwagon. As you close in on Thanksgiving, it’s already time to start evaluating your Holiday menu and making some seasonal tweaks to make it feel festive and fantastic. Here at Fast Fix LLC, we may not be experts in fixing food, but we are experts in fixing commercial appliances in Mid-Missouri, and eating food … which is why we thought we should share a few delicious appetizers that would really make your holiday menu shine!

Cranberry Crostini

Cranberries are the perfect seasonal addition to your menu. Not only are they IN SEASON (making them easy to get a hold of for a decent price), they are also something people come to expect as we move out of Thanksgiving with cranberry sauce and more. Cranberries aren’t just for eating cooked, though! They make a perfect addition to different dishes fresh as well. Pair them up with whipped ricotta spread and toasted baguette slices for a festive and simple appetizer that will wow your customers.

Farmers’ Cheese with Onion and Pumpkin Seed Oil

This recipe hails from a Slovenian spread background. It’s a fantastic recipe and deliciously served up on toast or as a dip with crisp vegetables. Creamy farmers’ cheese parked up with onion, paprika, salt, chives, and pumpkin seed oil is incredibly simple, but can be an attractive dish to serve up during the holidays. Serve it with Pumpernickel or buckwheat toast, or radishes for a low-carb option.

Stuffed Pepperoncini with Smoked Salmon

This is such a fast prepared appetizer, but it looks glamorous when plated up. It’s also a perfect combination of spicy, briny, creamy, and salty. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and you may just want to make sure it’s on the menu every single year. You also only need a short list of ingredients including pepproncini’s, cream cheese, créme fraîce, chives, lemon zest, salt, and thinly sliced smoked salmon.

Robiola-Stuffed Figs with Pomegranate

This is a classic holiday fare when you consider that pomegranates are very seasonal and easy to access at this time of year. This dish also has a classic and classy feel to it, so it’s the perfect menu option for your spectacular evening dinners. Robiola cheese can be pungent, so you can always substitute with brie or ricotta to make this easy, no-cook appetizer. Your ingredients list is simple when you consider it just includes figs, soft cheese, honey, salt, pomegranate seeds and dill sprigs for garnish.

Broiled Oysters with Spinach and Brown Butter Hollandaise

Every holiday menu needs one complicated and spectacular appetizer to set it off - and you’ll find it in this one! Only, it’s not so much complicated, as it LOOKS complex and mysteriously delicious. A typical hollandaise would have clarified butter, however, this recipe uses browned butter, giving it a nutty and complex flavor. The type of oysters you use will also make the difference, so opt for briny, not creamy, oysters.

Beginning the Festivities

Have you already compiled your holiday menu list, and checked it twice? Fast Fix is so excited to help you and your Missouri restaurant have a successful holiday season. If you find that your commercial kitchen appliances need to be repaired in Mid-Missouri - Fast Fix is just one call away. If you really want to make the most of the holiday season, treat your appliances to the best gift of all, and sign up for our maintenance agreement! It’s the gift that will keep giving all year long as you run a busy restaurant and don’t have to continually wonder if your appliances have been checked, maintained, and are in pristine working order. Let us take that guesswork out for you so that you can get back to what you love the most - running your restaurant!

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