What are good hors d’ouevres for my wedding?
- Cherry Tomato, Basil, and Feta Skewers
- Build Your Own Taco
- Deviled Eggs
- Caprese Skewers
- Spicv Pepper Snacks
- Little Lobster Rolls
- Manchego Crackers
- Black Pepper Gougeres with Pancetta and Tomato
- Lamb and Pistachio Meatballs
One of the most difficult choices to make when planning a wedding is looking for a viable catering services in Manila. Food is a big part of any celebration, after all, and making sure that it’ll be perfect is one of the highest priorities.
The food be a mix of dishes that would satisfy your guests. A good menu should be a mix of foods that can cater to everybody who will attend, such as choices of vegetarian food, low-fat food, or even dairy-free food. But all of these decisions will ultimately have to depend on the budget you are willing to shell out.
However, don’t focus only on the main course. When it comes to the appetizer section of a menu, the hors d’ouevres are an essential part of the menu to plan with your catering service. This is what will set the mood for your guests before they enter the reception area since this is usually served during cocktail hour. With the proper hors d’ouevres, you can give your guests a preview what your reception program will be like; demure and classy or wild and fun.
Without further ado, here are some mouth-watering hors d’ouevres you can serve at your wedding reception; some of which are so easy to make that you can even do that at home.
Cherry tomato, basil, and feta skewers
You’re going to need as many cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and pieces of sliced feta cheese as you want with this one. You’re going to marinate the cheese in a mixture of olive oil, crushed garlic, and thyme. Cover and refrigerate that overnight. Prepare these only once you’re ready to serve. Onto each toothpick, you’ll be skewering one cherry tomato, one basil leaf, and once cube of feta cheese. Just be careful to be gentle with the cheese so it does not fall apart on the spot.
Build your own taco
With this, your guests can craft their own perfect taco according to what they want. Aside from the obvious tortillas or taco shells, you can opt to give your guests other classic options such as fresh salsa, chopped romaine lettuce, cilantro, caramelized onions, lime, meat fillings such as braised pork or chili, sautéed mixed mushrooms, beans, shredded cabbage, sour cream, and many more! Other than that, why not try adding a couple of ingredients that are more on the side of the eccentric?
A classic appetizer and all around finger food. All you’ll need are as many eggs as you want. Boil these eggs, then peel them under cool water. Dry them, then slice them in half and collect all of the yolk. Put the yolk in another bowl, and mash them. Combine them with mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Pipe them back onto the egg whites, sprinkle them with some paprika, chopped chives, and crumbled bacon, and serve.
These appetizers are a common choice to serve to guests who are mostly vegetarian. Especially when tomatoes are in season, this can be particularly pleasant. This salad on a stick is a great option for those who also want to stay healthy while enjoying your wedding.
Spicy Pepper Snacks
Serve this with an enticing display to encourage guests to get a pepper or two. Stick to the not so spicy kinds so that people will feel the flavor but not the heat. You can also prepare a variety of there: Peppadews can be stuffed with mozzarella, yellow peppers can be roasted, and shishito peppers can be flavored with sea salt flakes.
Little Lobster Rolls
This one is especially fitting for a summer wedding by the beach. These lobsters in little bites are good way to treat guests to a taste of what is supposed to be part of a luxurious meal. To create this at home, first you must bake some small rolls of dough. When this is cooked, put egg wash on the small pieces of bread and bake this until it golden brown. While the baking happens, you can start removing the meat off of the lobster and mince it. Mix the fine lobster into mayonnaise with salt and pepper. Fill in each bread roll with one teaspoon of the lobster mix.
Black Pepper Gougeres with Pancetta and Tomato
You may believe that puffy pastries are the best but they become absolutely addictive when served with Italian bacon. The amount that you have made may be too little because your guests will want to keep getting second, thirds, and even fourths!
These crackers have a sharp and nutty fromage with a fruity paste. This makes this appetizer the best of gourmet cheese served in a bite. To create this, add cheese, flour, butter, and salt in a food processor and pulse this mix until it resembles crumbs. Add heavy cream and pulse it again. The result will be a dough-like consistency. Form two rectangles with this, wrap them, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then roll out this dough onto floured surface and transfer it onto a baking sheet. Cut the dough into 1½ inch squares and separate them from each other. Chill these for 20 minutes. Then remove the center where the fruity paste will be. Chill these again for 20 more minutes. Then bake the squares until they are it because golden brown; 18-20 minutes. Add the paste in the center and there you have it.
Lamb and Pistachio Meatballs
Even though the Swedish are best known for their meatballs, you’ll be craving for the Greek ones more after trying this hors d’ouevre. This contains lamb, onion, garlic, pistachios, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Hors d’ouevres are simple yet satisfying foods that can be eaten in a bite. These are important for your wedding because they can keep the guests busy and entertained while waiting for everyone to arrive in the reception venue. Always be sure to pick the perfect set of hors d’ouevres to satisfy your guests.