Easy Summer Appetizers
There’s a reason caterers charge so much for passed apps: The beautiful, bite-size morsels are usually a serious pain in the a@$ to make. While the mini pieces of art the pros put out are spectacular, their multiple components, obscure ingredients, and often elaborate assembly make them an unrealistic undertaking for your average summer cocktail party. Since they’re still the perfect party food, we set to work in the goop test kitchen developing some quick and easy recipes to up our summer app game. Here’s what we came up with.
If you’ve ever been to Italy (or an Italian restaurant) in the summertime, you’ve undoubtedly seen melon and prosciutto. The sweet melon and the salty prosciutto compliment one another perfectly, and make a delightfully easy appetizer or first course. Our slight modification involves baking the prosciutto, which adds lovely crunch, and a pinch of Marash chili for a bit of heat.