Appetizers & Snacks 12 results
  • Pan-fried anchovy

    Pan-fried anchovy is simple to make, and makes for a nutritious and hearty snack. Anchovy is a small fatty fish which swims in schools in the Mediterranean, Black sea, North sea and in our world wide oceans.  It is a forage fish for larger predat...
  • Mushroom ragout

    Mushroom ragout is characterized by an intense mushroom taste. The ragout combines well with the bitter notes of the three vegetables in the salad it is resting on. The salad is covered with an orange juice based dressing with mustard, dill, vinegar ...
  • Chumaki, sushi rolls

    Chumaki sushi rolls consist of sushi rice with 2-3 ingredients rolled in nori seaweed. The diameter is 1 to 1.5 inch. It is not time consuming and not difficult to roll. More simple even one can make hosomaki, a sushi roll 1 inch diameter with one ...
  • Battera (pressed sushi) with preserved mackerel

    Battera is literally a pressed sushi. In Japan mackerel sushi is much more popular  than salmon or tuna for the obvious reason of cost. But as this dish will reveal, a pressed sushi with pickled mackerel displays a rich taste. An unexpected and ...
  • Tamagoyaki, rolled omelet from Japan

    Tamagoyaki exemplifies the universal habits we have developed as a global civilization. Whether you wake up in Edinburgh, Nashville, Istanbul, Bogota, Chengdu or Tokyo: we eat eggs at breakfast. But there are subtle differences. These rolled ...
  • Shrimp in cocktail sauce

    Serve this shrimp in cocktail sauce on a halve avocado, on rocket salad or on toast. Delicious!  And making it a day in advance will reward you with an optimum taste.  The art of making shrimp in cocktail sauce The most important for this dish ...
  • Guacamole with a Dutch streak

    This hearty guacamole works great with toast or serves as a dip for corn chips. It is a pretty rich appetizer: avocado contains around 20% vegetable oil and the cheese also contributes fat.   Origin of avocado The avocado has its origin in ...
  • Scallops, peas and meat topped with Iberico ham

    First encountered in a tapas restaurant, this is a flavorful and aesthetically good looking dish. Use fresh scallops if you can.  The art Parts of this dish can be prepared ahead of time or could even be a left-over of another dish. I sometimes ...
  • Beef (tongue) croquettes and bitter balls

    Beef (tongue) croquettes and bitter balls are tought to have been invented by Dutch house wives in the 19th century invented to prevent beef left-overs got wasted. In the rather egalitarian and liberal Dutch society, the receptions offered by ...
  • Poached, juicy chicken, south chinese style

    It is this dish that shows what poaching can do to keep meat juicy and the skin springy and textured. No wonder virtually everyone in China is familiar with this wonderful dish. Origin One of the famous traditional South Chinese dishes offered at ...