Barbecue season is upon us. And as much as we need a great sundress and cute pair of wedge heels, we also need great party recipes. What makes a party food recipe great? Three qualities: 1. Tasty (obviously) 2. Travels well (in the event of off site parties) 3. Possible to sit at room temperature for a period of time without becoming a huge mess (sorry cheese dip and ice cream cake, we still love you)
Here are some of my favorites:
1. Jalapeno Popper Filled Potato Bites. The marriage of two great bar snacks
5. And the reason you are all here today: Cucumber Cups Stuffed With Spicy Crab
I saw these a few years ago on Iron chef. Cups made of cucumber. Brilliant. I am embarrassed to say that it took me nearly a year to figure out how it was done. Turns out, it’s so easy. All you need is a melon baller.
For a vegetarian filling, check out my Cucumber Cups With Goat Cheese Caprese