Sunday, December 12, 2010

Eight Great Christmas Appetizers

It's about time to plan your Christmas menu, and no matter how marvelous your main courses are, the appetizers need to be just as special. Here are eight of my favorite holiday entertaining ideas. Enjoy!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Savory Chocolate Crostini
Turkey Cocktail Meatballs
Artichoke Hearts Gratin
Candied Bacon Strips
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Clams Casino
Calabrese Lollipop


Boink! said...

all the link shows 'not found' :-(

Chad said...

chef john, none of those links work! just a heads up :)

Chad said...

Oops, sorry, allow me to clarify. The links on the pictures do not work. This may confuse some people although the links on the recipe names do work. (like it did me) ;)

Chef John said...

Fixed! Thanks!! I was using a new system for adding the pictures and the links thing didn't work. All good now!

Anna Johnston said...

Love the Clams Casino idea & the Prosciutto wrapped asparagus look wonderful. Nice ideas.

Anonymous said...

chef john... haven't tried the links but wanted to give u an update... i'm the 1 who almost burned my house down with arties gratin... since i didn't have time to try again 4 that party i went with the prosciutto wrapped asparagus featured here (which i had mastered) and the spinach artichoke dip which i figured i could do b/c i have made the fattier version...

both were a home run!!! and i proudly gave credit to your site... u rock!!!

BTW loved the idea of smaller ramekins 4 the dip... i did that and even saved 1 for us to share w/ friends who came over the following nite... they loved it too... double play baby!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! just watched the candied bacon strips video... i need a cold shower :/

Luke said...

Chef John,

You made it to the top YouTube cooking videos of 2010! Here's the link:

Unknown said...

Hey Chef do you have a list for Christmas gift/dessert ideas?

Last year I made your salted caramel sauce and gave it as gifts to family in small glass jars and it worked great.