Inventive hors d'oeuvres: S'mores, shrimp rolls, more

Party planner to the stars Peter Callahan is here with tasty small plates that are perfect for a Memorial Day feast. Here, he shows you how to put together a mini charcuterie plate, BLTs, shrimp rolls and more.

BLT
Servings:

Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

    • 3 pieces good quality bacon, cooked
    • 12 cherry tomatoes
    • 2 leaves green leaf lettuce
    • 1 avocado
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • coarse salt
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

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Mini charcuterie
Servings:

Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

    • 8 pieces whole wheat bread
    • 1/4 lb thinly sliced salami
    • 1/4 lb fontina cheese, cut into 1/8” thick slices and each slice into 3/4 ”x 3/4 “ squares
    • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
    • 2 tablespoons apple butter
    • 6 cornichons, each cut into 4 pieces lengthwise
    • 1 sprig chervil (optional)
    • One cutting board shaped cookie cutter (approximately 1 3/4 “ long x 1”wide)

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Shrimp rolls with salad
Servings:

Makes 8 midsize rolls

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp roll:

    • 8 split top hotdog buns
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil (to toast buns)
    • 1 lb cooked shrimp
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño
    • 1 tablespoon diced celery (optional)
  • For the salad:

    • 1/4 lb baby arugula
    • 2 plums, each cut into 8 wedges and optionally grilled
    • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan
    • 16 basil leaves
  • For the lemon dressing:

    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste

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Mini s'mores
Servings:

Makes 24

Ingredients

    • 6 marshmallows
    • 6 graham crackers (12 graham cracker squares)
    • 3 chocolate bars (milk chocolate, semisweet, or bittersweet) sliced into 1-inch squares

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Scallop and pearls
Servings:

Makes 24

Ingredients

  • For scallops:

    • 24 small scallops, muscle removed
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley to garnish
  • For horseradish sauce:

    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon horseradish
    • Salt and pepper to taste

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Watermelon margarita
Servings:

Makes 8 drinks

Ingredients

    • 1 red seedless watermelon, diced, blended and strained (reserve 1 slice for garnish)
    • 1 cup tequila
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1/4 cup grand marnier
    • Watermelon wedge for garnish

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