Billions of people around the world will celebrate the new year of 2012. After a long lasting recession, many feel that it is time to finally celebrate and spend some money on this unique celebration. For most of the wealthy foodies around the world, entertaining at home with caviar and champagne is the proper way to wecome the new year. These are some of the great appetizer recipes that I will be making at our Californian home this year:
(1) Cold Cucumber soup shots with mint leaf and escargot caviar. To make this delicious appetizer you will need: organic fairly small cucumber (smaller is more flavorful). Next, some delicious Greek yogurt, mint, vodka shots (glass is better) and finally some lime salt. Mix the peeled cucumbers, yogurt, some of the mint leaves and a bit of the lime salt in a mixer and pour into the glass shots. Place one mint leaf on each shot of soup and then place 3-4 eggs of escargot caviar on top of the leaf. Voilla!!
(2) Go to your nearest sushi bar and purchase a tray full of California cut rolls. Make sure that they are cut nicely and straight. When you get home, place all the cut rolls on your favorite tray and top them with some delicious Classic Osetra Caviar. Between you and me, don’t try to be everything and anything. Sometimes the easy way out will allow you to be fully energetic for your important guests.
(3) Visit your nearest supermarket and but a fully cooked rotisserie chicken ready to serve. When you get home, leave it out and warm it, only when the guests arrive. To make this chicken your own, sprinkle it with some smoked salt and habanero pepper salt. Let me tell you, this dish served in your best silverware tray with a fancy cover is a guaranteed success!
(4) Boil some delicious Idaho potatoes and peel them completely. Then, cut them to pieces and put them in the mixer with some milk and sliced black truffles. If you like the mash potatoes to be more flavorful add some truffle oil and truffle salt to the mix. Serve with Chives.
(5) To conclude your feast, finish it all with Vanilla ice cream served with Beverly Hills Caviar’s award winning truffled natural blinis (pastry similar to pancake but not sweet). Here is how it’s done: Place an ice-bowl (which you can make yourself the night before) on a tray and fill it up with delicious vanilla ice cream. Then, Place a chocolate fountain next to it and turn is on. Warm up the truffled blinis in a microwave for 1 minute and then place it in a crystal bowl next to the chocolate fountain. Bring some disposable mini plates. The guests will pick a plate, place the truffled blinis on it, dip each one in the chocolate fountain, and then scoop some vanilla ice cream on top.
This entire meal takes no more than 45 minutes to assemble. I can’t wait to celebrate New Year’s at our home. My guests will surely be delighted.