Amuse Bouches



I have had a very fussy days the past few weeks but gratefully things are starting to subside again. Just enough time for me to gasp (& to visit your blogs, apoligies for my abscense) before the shaking and rock & rolling schedule start again.

December is finally here :-) my favorite month for a lot of reasons: my birthday, gifts, Christmas, snow, partying, celebrations and a plenty of pigging out here and there. And speaking of festivity here's the latest menu of the cocktail party I prepared for hubby's "farewell party" in the office. Here's some figures: It took me 4 hours to prepare them,there were about 80 people in their branch who feasted on this and it only took them 30 minutes to gobble them all up.


*Amuse Bouche
Also called an amuse-gueule, is a single, bite-sized hors d'ouvre. The term in French literally means "mouth amuser", for bouche means mouth and amuser is "to amuse" or "to please"


Amuse Bouches Menu

Mini-Pizza of Prosciutto
Quiche Lorraine
Tomato & Mozzarella Tart
Onion Tart
Pissaladiere
Lamb Turnovers
Italian Sausages Brioche
Salmon and Guacamole Duo
Melon Soup and Jambon Parma
Goat Cheese and Tapenade in Verrine
Warm Fava Beans and Spicy Chorizo Salad


I am sending some of this Warm Fava Beans Salad over at Srivalli of Cooking for all Seasons, this month's host of My Legume Love Affair, an event created by the charming Susan of Well Seasoned Cook.







Warm Fava Beans and Spicy Chorizo Salad
150 grams fresh fava beans
1-2 chorizo, sliced thickly
2 to 3 tablespoons of spicy olive oil
1 big onion
salt, pepper
2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
3 tablespoons of sherry wine vinegar
some more olive oil

Start by cooking your fava beans until they are tender. Set them aside. In a casserole put some olive oil and grill your chorizo until they are brown, set them aside. On the same oil sauté your onions until they are wilted. In a bowl toss your onion, fava beans and chorizo together. Mix the vinegar, salt, paprika and olive oil together. Pour them on your salad.

27 comments:

Happy cook said...

Looks like someone is enjoying giving elegant dinner parties there.

K and S said...

beautiful!

Bellini Valli said...

Everything must have tasted to perfection to be gobbled up so quickly!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh my, December is my birthmonth too! This fava bean salad looks really elegant!

Gloria said...

OMG Dhanggit this look awesome, amazing and beautiful, really, beauty pics dear, hugggsss

I love december too!! xoxoxo gloria

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh Yummy! I would love to try each and everyone of them.

Marysol said...

Dhanggit, your lovingly-prepared menu would've pleased my mouth too. In fact, all five senses.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What great menu ideas! Fabulous!

Cheers,

Rosa

Anonymous said...

Whew only 4 hours to prepare them all? you're awesome.. me, I don't think i can prepare that yummy and nice in my whole life lol. Bon courage pour la déménagement!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks very nice, sounds like an interesting salad...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

Sonia said...

all these look some awesome.

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really elegant and delicious with the chorizo. I love December too! The thought of Christmas nearing makes me happy.

Srivalli said...

Beautiful pictures...advance happy birthday ..:)

Joanne said...

I love the concept of an amuse bouche. I really like having little bites of everything because I love tasting things and having it in little portions like this makes it so much easier. This seems like a really delicious combination of flavors, between the salty/savory of the chorizo and the earthiness of the favas. Yum!

Gulmohar said...

Fabulous..Great clicks too..Advance B'day wishes to you :-)

noobcook said...

wow what a feast! I dunno which one to start first, they all look delish :D

Jason said...

Wow, everything looks great!

daphne said...

your hubby is so lucky to have u there- that is one great spread!

Alexa said...

I have to make appetizers for a party this week. Merci pour les bonnes idées.

Juliana said...

Yummie, orange charlotte, looks delicious with Porto :-) Nice pictures as well!

bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets) said...

This looks right up my alley! Love fava beans and in combination with chorizo- I think they call it match made in heaven?

irene said...

it looks like tiramisu! sounds like a great dessert :)

PJ said...

wow, such beautiful pictures and great recipes too! I stumbled across your blog today and I am sure glad I did! This is a great space with wonderful recipes.. I'll be sure to come back often. Thanks for sharing.

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