Wednesday March 20, 2013
Italian seduction: appetizers
by MK Burnell
The flavors and colors of Italian cooking are one of our favorite sources of inspiration. We love exploring different ways to combine simple, classic ingredients like tomato, cheese, and vegetables. With that in mind, we've collected three of our favorite appetizers, entrees and desserts to help you create an amazing Italian seduction meal of your own. Choose the freshest ingredients you can find; don't be afraid to add a personal twist to the recipe; and most importantly, cook with love.
Spicy tomato and shrimp tempered with smooth crumbled ricotta and savory polenta makes for a well-balanced flavor that can complement a wide variety of entrees. A Seduction Meals classic!
Olive-Cherry, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Bruschetta from Better Homes & Gardens
A good bruschetta goes a long way. Why settle for the standard tomato variety? This creative snack is flavored with fresh lime and basil for a rich, yet refreshing appetizer.
Spice and seafood are a classic aphrodisiac pairing. Pan-searing the squid in bacon fat adds a fullness and richness to the fresh Mediterranean flavor that's simply irresistible.
A gourmet appetizer that's suprisingly quick to prepare and fun to present. Saffron adds an unexpected flavor to surprise and delight your lucky dinner date.
Stay tuned for Italian Seduction: Entrees and Desserts!