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6 Easy Holiday Appetizers to Impress your Guests

by Albertina Roca   |   December 8, 2016   |  

This holiday season, entertain your guests with our simple yet elegant appetizer dishes, like caviar and crème fraiche canapes, pate and mousse crostini, jumbo lump crab cakes and more. Whether you’re hosting a glitzy holiday party, sharing food with family or contributing to a neighborly potluck, these bite-size, finger-friendly dishes will be the talking point of the day.

French Style Pate and Mousse Canapes


A smooth creamy pate or foie gras mousse provides the perfect contrast to the crunch of minitoast, creating simple yet delicious crostini that will disappear quickly at the dinner table. From brands such as Rougie and Terroirs D'Antan, we offer several exquisite pates and mousses that combine whipped duck liver with ingredients like wine, maple syrup and orange liqueur. Some of our favorites:

Caviar and Crème Fraiche Blini

caviar appetizers

If you thought caviar was for connoisseurs and VIPs only, throw those assumptions out the door and start your celebration in style. Whatever your budget, we have tons of caviars that are affordable, exquisite and sure to bring elegance to your holiday table. Not to mention a touch of bling! The classic way to enjoy these silky, luscious pearls is a simple one: just drizzle them atop blini (mini buckwheat pancakes) with a creamy dollop of crème fraiche to create simple yet luxurious canapes: the perfect icebreaker at your holiday feast!

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Smoked Salmon Hors D'Oeuvres

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon's rich, buttery flavor and delicate texture make it easy to combine with other ingredients for simple, elegant hors d'oeuvres. As well as delivering top-of-the-line Norwegian and Scottish smoked salmon, we offer several smoked salmon appetizer recipes, including:



Fondue is a time-honored crowd-pleaser perfect for serving large groups. Prepare melted cheeses like Fontina, Swiss Emmental or Gruyere in a large communal pot and serve alongside wines, meats and crusty bread for rustic melty goodness. Don’t forget to include fondue forks so guests can spear and dip with ease.



The French commonly serve escargots as an appetizer for Christmas dinner. Combined with garlic and butter, these delicacies lend the holiday table an air of sophistication as well as an excellent talking point for guests adventurous enough to try them. Best of all, the frozen escargots we deliver to your door are pre-prepared, so you can serve them with zero fuss.

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Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes


Crab cakes are a much-loved American tradition, and our Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes from Kaptain's Ketch are the perfect size for pre-meal appetizers. Made from crab meat mixed with natural spices and seasonings, they require only a simple 15-20 minute bake in the oven, acquiring a luscious, golden-brown hue. Drizzle with creamy sauce to make them extra enticing!

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Cooking and Recipes: Main Dishes
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