Bobby and Giada make sangria, squash crostini, more

To welcome the TODAY team to their brand-new studio and Orange Room digital space, Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis threw a housewarming party with delicious hors d'oeuvres! Here, they share their recipes for passion fruit sangria, butternut squash and apple crostini, prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, and grilled shrimp skewers with a mango red chile glaze.

Grilled shrimp skewers with mango red chile glaze
Servings:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp:

    • 1 pound shrimp (21 to 24 count), shelled and deveined, tails left on
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For the glaze:

    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
    • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
    • 2 large, ripe mangos, flesh only, medium dice, approximately 1 1/2 cups
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons gochujang, Korean red chile paste
    • Fresh cilantro, for garnish, optional

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Butternut squash and apple crostini
Servings:

Makes about 20 crostini

Ingredients

  • For the squash:

    • 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
    • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon chopped sage
  • For the apple spread:

    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon finely diced lemon zest
    • 2 1/2 cups peeled and diced pink lady apples or other firm eating apple
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
    • 20 crostini, from a baguette

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Passion fruit sangria
Servings:

Makes about 12 cups

Ingredients

    • 2 bottles dry white wine
    • 3/4 cup brandy
    • 1/2 cup Triple Sec
    • 3/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves and is cool)
    • 3/4 cup passion fruit puree
    • 2 cups fresh orange juice
    • 3 oranges, sliced into thin rounds
    • 3 green apples, cored and sliced thinly
    • 2 lemons, sliced into thin rounds
    • 1 cup blackberries, washed and sliced in 1/2

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Prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe
Servings:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 cantaloupe melon
    • 12 to 16 slices prosciutto

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