Saturday, June 21, 2008

Antipasto

Antipasto (before food or before the meal) is basically an appetizer which usually contains a variety of cheeses, vegetables, fish and sliced meats. A good olive oil, fresh ground pepper, olives and herbs compliment the dish. Let sit at room temperature in order for herbs and oil to 'soak' the rest of the items and infuse them with flavour. If using meat, add it at the last minute such as shown below.

For this plate and, as always, I start my antipasto dish with thinly sliced tomatoes from the vine interspersed with a good white cheese. For this plate I crumbled feta, fresh chopped basil and ground pepper on top. Drizzle a good virgin olive oil all over the food. On the side I placed sliced meat and olives. Other ingredients to include are artichokes, avocados, black olives, thin beef slices and the list goes on. Keep the item list simple though for a beautiful presentation.

8 comments:

  1. Ok Trish for my next party could you please bring the appetizer! Beautiful. We love anitpasto.

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  2. Yummmmy! and then Yum again! Going for a get together with my girlfriends soon and I am seriously considering this one! So glad I came in for a visit! Kayce

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  3. Was about to start a new post and there you were....

    Thanks so much for coming in and encouraging me. It honestly does mean a great deal to me.... Kayce

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  4. fantastic surprise, immediately I will put this blog in my preferred ones.

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  5. Trish, this is my kinda food! Thanks for sharing. I will definatly be serving this soon. The presentation is so nice. Kathy

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  6. Trish, this does look wonderful thank you.

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  7. It looks wonderful, Trish...especially nice on your new dishes!

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  8. Simply delicious! This simple dish inspired me to add my own ingredients and my whole family loved it! Thanks for the confidence!

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