All-Time Best Appetizers by Cook's Illustrated Magazine

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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; mayonnaise; parsley; curry powder; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Ingredients: eggs; mayonnaise; parsley; bacon; chives; white vinegar; ground cayenne pepper
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: parsley; shallots; lemons; frozen artichoke hearts; pickled cherry peppers; Fontina cheese; prosciutto
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: white mushrooms; shallots; dry white wine; Parmesan cheese; thyme
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: white mushrooms; shallots; dry white wine; sharp cheddar cheese; fennel seeds; dried sage; malt vinegar; dried red pepper flakes
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: white mushrooms; shallots; dry white wine; goat cheese; oregano; Kalamata olives
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: white mushrooms; shallots; dry white wine; Spanish chorizo sausages; Manchego cheese; parsley; sherry vinegar; paprika
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: white mushrooms; shallots; dry white wine; bacon; blue cheese; chives; apple cider vinegar
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: panko breadcrumbs; jalapeño chiles; cheddar cheese; cream cheese; scallions; limes; chile powder
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters
    • Ingredients: Gorgonzola cheese; figs; honey; prosciutto
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters
    • Ingredients: bacon; ground cayenne pepper; sea scallops; chives
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    • Ingredients: bacon; ground cayenne pepper; chives; shrimp
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    • Categories: Stir-fries; Appetizers / starters; Chinese
    • Ingredients: chicken thighs; Chinese rice wine; soy sauce; toasted sesame oil; oyster sauce; dried red pepper flakes; celery; shiitake mushrooms; water chestnuts; scallions; Bibb lettuce; hoisin sauce
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    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters
    • Ingredients: shrimp; lemons; parsley; tarragon; black peppercorns; mayonnaise; shallots; tart apples; Belgian endive
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Greek; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: feta cheese; ricotta cheese; scallions; dill; nutmeg; frozen spinach; phyllo pastry
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: asparagus; goat cheese; Parmesan cheese; chives; lemons; puff pastry
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Mexican
    • Ingredients: vegetable oil; ground beef; pinto beans; onions; jalapeño chiles; ground cumin; chile powder; tomato sauce; cilantro; corn tortillas; avocados; sour cream; limes
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Central American; South American
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; sharp cheddar cheese; green olives; cilantro; limes; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; refrigerated pie crust; green peppers; jalapeño chiles; tomatoes
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Asian
    • Ingredients: napa cabbage; ground pork; scallions; egg whites; soy sauce; fresh ginger; dumpling wrappers; rice vinegar; mirin; toasted sesame oil
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Chinese
    • Ingredients: soy sauce; gelatin; country-style pork ribs; water chestnuts; dried shiitake mushrooms; cilantro; toasted sesame oil; Chinese rice wine; rice vinegar; fresh ginger; egg roll wrappers
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Asian
    • Ingredients: peanut butter; hoisin sauce; tomato paste; chile and garlic sauce; dried red pepper flakes; limes; fish sauce; rice vermicelli noodles; roasted unsalted peanuts; carrots; jalapeño chiles; cucumbers; red leaf lettuce; rice paper wrappers; Thai basil; cilantro
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: smoked paprika; olive oil; canned chickpeas
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: brine-cured green olives; brine-cured black olives; shallots; lemons; thyme; oregano; dried red pepper flakes
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: egg whites; pecans; superfine sugar; ground cumin; ground cayenne pepper; paprika
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: egg whites; pecans; superfine sugar; ground cumin; paprika; curry powder
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  • Shrimp salad on endive

    • mreils on September 05, 2022

      the shrimp salad was very tasty. The tarragon added a nice flavor. I did not like serving it on endive. It seemed the taste of the endive wasn't compatible or detracted from the shrimp salad. I'll use crackers next time.

  • Beef and bean taquitos with avocado sauce

    • taste24 on June 22, 2020

      These were a bit laborious, but worth the effort. Very delicious - the whole group loved them. They fell apart a little bit while frying, but it didn't impact the final dish. I did not make the avocado sauce.

  • Roasted artichoke dip

    • taste24 on June 22, 2020

      This is a great dip, but I prefer the classic spinach artichoke more. Love their use of frozen artichokes vs canned to avoid the 'tinny' flavor. Overall very well liked by the party guests.

  • Stuffed mushrooms with Parmesan and thyme

    • taste24 on June 22, 2020

      I love the extra step of roasting the mushrooms themselves beforehand - it really puts them over the edge that way. As for the filling.. while delicious, too much thyme for me - I felt it overpowered the whole bite. Will either cut back or eliminate the thyme in future batches.

  • Stuffed jalapeños

    • taste24 on June 22, 2020

      These are tasty. Perfect amount of cheesy filling and enough heat from the peppers themselves. I love texture that the crunchy topping provides.

  • Easy crab Rangoon

    • pastaplease on November 03, 2022

      These make a nice presentation (and are easy to do). Filling is good but a little bland. Maybe add a hint of cayenne or coriander? I did squeeze a bit of lime juice on cooked pieces and that helped. Highly suggest using a 3" round cookie cutter to cut/reshape square wonton wrappers. They fit better in the muffin cups, look nicer, and you eliminate the sharp corner points that can dig into people's gums.

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  • ISBN 10 1940352827
  • ISBN 13 9781940352824
  • Published Aug 01 2016
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen

Publishers Text

Invite Cook's Illustrated to your next soiree to guarantee the all-time best party for you and your guests.

All-Time Best Appetizers features a perfectly curated selection of our favorite appetizer recipes for a spread that hits all the high points, from dippable options to snacks to munch by the handful to elegant two-bite treats. Most recipes offer detailed make-ahead instructions, and we also offer advice for choosing drinks, planning your menu, and stocking your pantry.

All-Time Best Appetizers is part of a special series of focused recipe collections showcasing the best of the best. Each hardcover book is filled with foolproof recipes handpicked from a quarter-century of Cook's Illustrated magazine as well as expert testing information, tips from the test kitchen, and beautiful full-color photography. All-Time Best Appetizers and All-Time Best Soups are the first two titles in the series. New titles will be added to the series each year. Featured recipes include: Curried Deviled Eggs, Marinated Artichoke Hearts and Stuffed Pickled Sweet Peppers, Spanakopita, Easy Mini Chicken Empanadas, Serrano and Machego Crostini with Orange Honey, Smoked Salmon and Leek Tart, Spicy Whipped Feta, Classic Hummus, Green Chili Cheeseburger Sliders, Pan-Fried Halloumi, Latkes, Blini, Scallion Pancakes, Cocktail Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise, Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp, and many more.


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