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Episode 206 - Dick and Jane
Hors d'oeuvres For Two
Tasty Treats
That special someone is coming over for dinner, now what?!  Here are a few simple suggestions for hors d'oeuvres for two that should help to whet your appetites for what's to come (dinner, that is).
 

Grilled Vegetable Caviar in Mini Pitas


Ingredients  (Makes 12 mini pitas)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 baby eggplant
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped sun dried tomato
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped green olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped black olives
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Grill the green pepper, red pepper, baby eggplant and Spanish onion. Peel the skins from these vegetables and loosely chop them. Place into a bowl and stir in add the yogurt, finely chopped sun dried tomato, fresh basil, fresh oregano, green olive and black olive. Add salt and pepper to taste. Blend these ingredients so that vegetable caviar has the consistency of a dip. Cut the tops off of 12 mini pitas. Carefully open the top the pitas and spoon the caviar into the pockets. Garnish with a small basil leaf.


Ingredients  
  • 8 oz dry cottage cheese
  • pound salted butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Rub the butter with the flour. Add the dried cottage cheese and the Asiago cheese. Add the curry powder. Work the mixture into a dough and roll it out onto a floured board, to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Take a small glass or cookie cutter and form the dough into small wafers. Lay onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for two minutes, then enjoy.