Are you looking for the perfect caviar party appetizers and finger food ideas? If so, you’ll love these 3 easy snacks perfect for a crowd!
As much as I love budgeting and affordable clothes when it comes to fashion, I love splurging on good quality food. Exquisite food is one of the little luxuries of life, so today I wanted to share with you my top 3 caviar recipes to impress your date or dinner quests!
These recipes are all dairy free and make the most Instagrammable meals for incredibly little effort!
The caviar that I used for these recipes is from Attilus Caviar, who offer the highest quality sturgeon Siberian caviar. If you’re looking to really blow your dinner guests away, this is the supplier to go with.
The caviar is delivered within 24 hours to retain freshness and comes with ice packs to ensure the best experience. And what’s even better – the produce comes directly from the manufacturer! This way there’s no middle man and the consumer pays the best, most affordable price!
1. Caviar Appetizers on Pan-Seared Baby Scallops and Soft Cheese
Prep time: 20 min OR 50 min with soaking scallops, 25+ canapes
-Raw scallops (100g)
– Raw spinach
-Vegan cream cheese
-Attilus caviar (30g)
-Pinch of salt & pepper
-Oil (I used olive oil)
These caviar party appetizers requires a tiny bit more preparation time than the other two appetisers, but it’s oh so worth that tiny bit of effort. These little bites will truly blow your guests away!
In order to make the best tasting scallops, it’s important to dry them before you pan fry them. If you have bought dry scallops (ivory or pink) instead of dry scallops (bright white), skip this step. But, if you have bought wet scallops, it’s important to dry them before preparing them.
For best results, soak your scallops for 30 min in 1 litre of water, 2 tablespoons sea salt and 1/4 cup lemon juice for 30 min. But, if you don’t have the time and patience for this, feel free to skip this step. (I did and mine still turned out delicious!)
However, you should definitely follow the next step as it makes a huge difference with little effort:
Lay out kitchen roll paper on your table and disperse scallops on top of it. Cover the top side of scallops with kitchen paper too. Leave to dry for 10 min.
Now that your scallops are ready to be prepared, let’s get cooking!
1) Heat up your frying pan to medium-hot heat and grease with olive oil. When the pan is ready, spread your scallops across the pan and leave them for 2-3 minutes, or until brown. Season with salt and pepper before flipping the scallops.
2) Flip the scallops and leave for another minute, or until brown. Season this side with salt and pepper as well before removing from the pan.
3) Lay down small spinach leaves on a plate. Make sure that the spinach is slightly wider than your scallops – it will be easier for your guests to grab the canape.
4) Top the spinach with scallops, cream cheese, Attilus caviar and a pinch of dill.
2. Smoked Salmon Rolls With Vegan Cream Cheese
Prep time: 5 min, 10 canapes
-Smoked salmon (50 g)
-Vegan Cream Cheese (I used Violife) (25 g)
– Attilus Caviar (15 g)
-Dill (for decoration)
These caviar party appetizers are by far the easiest appetiser meal you will find! I don’t even think I need to type out a dedicated method on how to prepare these scrumptious bites – the picture does most of the explaining I’m sure. But, in case you were wondering, here it is:
1) Lay out as many spoons as you would want for your guests
2)Cut out thin sections of smoked salmon that fit your spoons and fill them with cream cheese.
3)Twist the salmon into rolls and place on your spoon. Top with caviar and a pinch of dill – all done!
3. Caviar Blinis With Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Prep time: 5 min (15 min if making vegan blinis), 10 canapes
-Cocktail blinis (10)
-Smoked Salmon (100 g)
-Vegan Cream Cheese (100 g)
-Attilus Caviar (50g)
For vegan blinis
-2.5 cup soy milk
-1 tbsp sugar
-2 tbsp oil (I use coconut oil)
-1 1/3 cup flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
1) Place ingredients in a mixing bowl. Use a hand blender until you reach a smooth mixture.
2)Heat a non-stick frying pan to medium hot. Use coconut oil to grease your pan before applying batter.
3) Pour small sections of batter across your pan – make them large enough to support your topping ingredients, but keep them bite-sized. Blinis are meant to be small!
4)Let the batter fry for a couple of minutes. Use a spatula to check the bottom side of the blini before flipping – it should be golden brown.
5)Flip the blinis upside down and let them fry for 1 minute.
6)Your blinis are ready to serve!
This recipe is essentially the same as the one I mentioned above, but with blins to top off the taste experience. As I am dairy intolerant, I prepare my blinis at home.
However, if you don’t have food intolerances, you can find cocktail sized blinis from any super market for about £1.50. This canape is slightly more filling and so easy to prepare if you’re short on time without compromising on Pinterest worthy appearance!
To top off the blinis, decorate them with cream cheese, smoked salmon, Attilus caviar and a pinch of dill.
There you have it, three super easy caviar party appetizers to wow your dinner guests! My favourites of these were the salmon rolls on a spoon and the scallops on top of spinach, and I can’t possibly choose a winner from those.
However, I feel like the blinis with smoked salmon make for the most attractive appetisers, so if you’re looking to wow your guests with their eyes first, this would be the best recipe to go with.
Looking for more party appetizers? Check out these ideas!