This is one insanely easy to make grab and go appetizer that you can serve at any occasion! Well.. except for one… baby shower… Unfortunately, the blue cheese used in this recipe is not cooked and these amongst other soft cheese is one of the foods Mommy-to-be should avoid. So, I’m so very sorry if you’ve come here looking for a recipe for a baby shower… I promise the next one would be appropriate!
Walnuts have many health benefits but I’m not a big fan of eating them on its own, so this walnut, cheese with a drizzle of honey combo works like a charm. It is absolutely delicious and it is very simple to make. If blue cheese is not your thing, try any other soft cheese. You can also roast your walnut with maple syrup for extra sweetness. It’s your call, enjoy the savory treat!
9 Slices French bread 2 Small pears (to make 18 slices) 1 Tbsp roasted walnuts, chopped 3 Slices blue cheese 1/3 Cup cream cheese Black pepper Mint leaves 1 Tbsp honey
Heat the grill. Slice the pears into half-moons and grill both sides until nicely browned. Set aside.
Spread the cream cheese over the bread slices.
Top with grilled pears and blue cheese. Sprinkle with roasted walnuts, black pepper, and mint leaves. Drizzle with honey. Serve.
Summer season calls for fresh flavors, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and a lot of grilling. That is the inspiration behind this smoked salmon wrap pizza recipe. We have rounded up our favorite simple pizza recipe that you could make for your summertime gatherings or parties.
This smoked salmon wrap pizza recipe is the perfect finger food for your next party! Made with simple ingredients, this smoked salmon wrap pizza comes together in moments.
So cheesy and full of healthy ingredients, this pizza is incredible. A flatbread or wrap with whatever toppings you want and sprinkled with red pepper makes a perfect pizza.
Smoked Salmon Wrap Pizza
a super-easy smoked salmon wrap pizza, you need to follow this recipe.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Grill time: 15 to 20 minutes
You need the following ingredients to
make a perfect smoked salmon wrap pizza:
1 flatbread or wraps
1/8 red onion, finely sliced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
100 g smoked salmon
Red Pepper, sliced
Pizza tomato sauce
Follow the given instructions to make a
perfect summer food pizza for your friends and family:
Pre-heat the Grill to 200C | 390F.
Spread the pizza tomato sauce on the wrap.
Sprinkle the cheese over the base
Top it with onion and red pepper slices
Place smoked salmon on top.
Grill for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts down and then take it out of the oven.
This easy and healthy pizza will be the showstopper of your party as its mouth-watering aroma will attract everyone.
a little cheese over the top and place it back in the oven for extra melty
cheese and warmed through salmon. All the choice is yours.
Skinless Cocktail Frankfurt Pizza
Instead of Smoke salmon, you can use other toppings like shaved ham, salami, or Skinless cocktail Frankfurt. For sliced frankfurts, quickly pan-fried it so it is 100% cooked through before sprinkling it on!
There’s no special recipe for a baby shower food and drinks menu. It usually depends on the audience and who is going to participate. Another aspect to consider is when the baby shower is taking place. Is it a warm afternoon, a lovely sunset, or a light dinner?
When speaking about food, think about the whole room full of guests. Are there only females? Or can you see some gentlemen, children, maybe old relatives? If it’s a mixed audience, then the food menu will be totally different from an all-female party for example.
Foods to Serve at Baby Shower
Appetizers & Finger food
When having a girl party, it’s nice to choose some fresh appetizers or finger food. Tease the atmosphere with some homemade pizza bites, Pigs in a Blanket or small triangle cucumber sandwiches, next to a red-green bouquet of pepper dips and fried mozzarella bocconcini. Simple hard cheese platters are also an amazing go-to’s for simple grab and eat deliciousness. On the other hand, a mixed audience including men and children may need a small addition of proteins, so go for some delicious saucy meatballs, Mac and Cheese Bites, Potstickers, meatballs, and baked corn cobs. Pair with easy beverages such as lemonade and punch drinks in unbreakable glasses, and you’ve got a real delicacy of enjoyment for guests.
For delightful treats, cake pops, lollipops, wrapped candy bars, caramel squares are just as easy to grab and take into the mingling of the party. No matter what the theme of the baby shower or specific tastes of your guests, you absolutely can never go wrong with the simplest of food while keeping it delicious and easy.
This particular course is not necessary if you’re organizing an afternoon baby shower. However, if the party is extending beyond that, or will be held in the evening, then it will be mandatory to add a warm plate to your menu. There is no need to be overly sophisticated, just choose a soft warm dish like skewers, meatballs, or grill eggplant with tomatoes and cheese. If dealing with a mixed audience, you can serve spaghetti or pasta which is the most popular modern dish for a baby shower, plus it is also filling and easy to eat, so your guests will be satisfied. For a light late dinner, surprise your audience with a casserole of white cheddar and Parmesan cheese with potatoes. It’s delicious and it melts in your mouth! Lemon chicken and baked mashed potatoes are also a nice idea for a late course.
Don’t limit yourself to only a cake, there are so many recipe ideas for dessert it would be a pity not to try them! Starting from cupcakes to pink or blue popcorn, cookies, cake pops, jelly or the classic brownies. Gather them all and think about a nice decorated scenery. At the end, it will be hard to resist them!
For a healthier option, go for a creative fruit platter such as a watermelon baby carriage platter!
Drinksto Serve at Baby Shower
Alcohol or NOT Alcohol
A subject of discussion is whether to serve alcohol at a baby shower or not. In the end, it’s about personal decisions but nonalcoholic baby showers have disappeared slowly. As a courtesy, it is always good to ask the mom-to-be and reassure her that there will be other delicious drinks for her to enjoy such as fun fruity alcohol-free-punch made from blueberry or raspberry flavored drink. You could also have another one with alcohol for the guests.
Many years ago, a baby shower was something rather girly, but today, baby showers are more couple orientated, getting closer to a private party with baby-themed gifts, with food and drinks of all sorts.
Needless to say, the expectant mommy will not be partaking in alcoholic drinks so the rest of the female guests have the possibility to choose between virgin or alcoholic cocktails. If you have your own bar, buy ingredients for basic cocktails so if there’s a boy, you can easily prepare a blue swimming pool or a raspberry cocktail if it’s a baby girl. White wine combined with club soda is another solution for the ladies.
The easiest to handle! For a casual baby shower, you can always welcome a man with a beer, but since it’s a special occasion it’s better to spoil the men too. So pick an elegant bottle of whiskey or try vodka-based cocktails. A good old red wine is also to be taken into consideration. Just think about what would make them comfortable.
Raspberry lemonade or pink grapefruit lemonade are the most popular drinks for children. Strawberry milk may also suit the theme very well. Little girls will be enchanted.
Don’t overload the menu, think about fresh, consistent ingredients and visually appealing recipes which will flatter the guests, feeling comfortable at the table.
Punch Drink Recipes
Serving Punch drinks at baby shower has always been a favorite for the mom-to-be and the guests. You can have floating ducks or any other baby plastic bath toys in a punch bowl to make it look like a baby bath. Bubbles created from floating scoops of vanilla ice cream (or use sherbet), and the froth from melted ice cream completes the baby bath theme punch. You can make punch of a certain color to match your theme.
Easy Blue Punch Recipe
Sprite, 7-up or Lemon Lime Soda
Scoops of Vanilla ice cream
Instructions: Mix all ingredients except the ice cream. Float the ice cream at the end.
Easy Pink Punch Recipe
Sprite, 7-up or Lemon Lime Soda
Instructions: Pour Sprite or Lemon Lime Soda over the sherbert in a punch bowl. Throw in the strawberries. Mix gently and serve! Add more sherbert if you prefer them thicker.
Foods to AVOID
Risk Foods for Mommy-to-be
When deciding on what food to serve, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Foods such as soft cheese including blue cheese, cured meat, raw or partially cooked food are risk food for mommy-to-be and are not recommended at all. These include sushi, salami, prosciutto, and chorizo. She may be okay that it is still served for the guests, but it would be nice to get her okay first. Salami and Chorizo and many other cured meat can be cooked and still taste delicious so don’t think that Mommy-to-be needs to miss out. Have a separate plate for the cooked version just for her. If you are also serving salad, you would need to ensure they are washed thoroughly.
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