Gloriously crispy, cheesy wedges of Brie with cranberry sauce for dipping. A great use of leftover cranberry sauce. Forget the diet, forget the calorie counting, this starter or appetiser provides what the brain and body demand - a taste fest!
A mini Christmas dinner on a stick. Perfect for parties and as starters for the people who want to do traditional with a twist.
An easy peasy starter or nibble, this luscious baked Brie is topped with a sweet and sticky fig and almond mixture.
Fresh oysters are delicious in their most natural state, with a squeeze of lemon and a little salt, pepper and Tabasco® if desired. At their best when waters are cold, they are a great treat around Christmas, New Year and of course for Valentine's Day.
An impressive starter, these savoury muffins come with a luscious smoked salmon and cream cheese filling in the centre. Perfect for entertaining, these can be made a few hours ahead - simply chill till 30 minutes before serving. You could also make mini muffins instead for 'canape size' bites, and use the salmon mixture only as a topping.
This luxurious dish can also be served as a meatless main course.
This autumn chestnut crusted smoked salmon pate is a delightful starter perfect for a dinner party. Serve with some fresh rocket on the side.
This is a relatively simple starter recipe that can be made the day before, so is great for Christmas or a dinner party. Serves four but can easily be adapted to serve more or less.
An elegant sliver of this tangy blue cheese tart is divine served as a mouth-watering first course.