Easy Festive Canapés
Festive entertaining should be fun for all – including the host!
Instead of a sit down meal, canapés are a fuss-free way to feed your guests without spending the evening standing over the stove.
Today we’re sharing a brand new recipe plus a few of our favourites you can use this Christmas and for New Year too.
Shallot, Prawn and Thai Rice Noodle Salad in Filo Baskets
Makes: 30 canapés Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes
For the filo tart shells:
- 4 sheets Filo pastry
- 2-3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 x 12 Canapé sized muffin tin
For the filling:
- 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
- 150g prawns
- 50g cooked rice noodles, chopped
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp Asian fish sauce
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tsp lime zest, grated
- 2 red chillies, deseeded and very finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 180°c/350°f/Gas 4.
- Prepare the filo shells. Brush one sheet of filo pastry with melted butter. Place another sheet on top and brush well with butter and cut out rounds approx. 4cm diameter. Then line the muffin tins with the pastry (two sheets thick as they have been cut out). Bake until golden brown – approx. 4 – 5 minutes. Remove all shells from the tin, cool and set aside and use within one week or freeze for one month.
- To make the salad filling, mix together the shallots, prawns, noodles, soy, lime, fish sauce, sugar, sweet chilli sauce, fresh herbs (keep some coriander leaves aside for garnish), tomatoes, sesame seeds, lime zest and chillies.
- To serve, divide the mixture between the filo tartlets. Garnish with remaining coriander leaves.
Recipe courtesy of UK shallots
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