All Appetizers List

Beach Plum Chef of Cape Cod, Personal Chef Services

All Appetizers:

Seafood Appetizers:

Sea Clam Fritters made w Stone Ground Flour, Kelp and Spices

Swordfish Kebobs w Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Olive Oil Rub   

Steamed Mussels in Basil Sauce Served Cold on Half Shells    

Steamed Mussels and Littleneck Clams served w Butter & Lemon 

Braised Stuffed Squid, w Pine Nuts, Raisins and Spinach, on Skewers  

Pan Seared Bay Scallop Kebob w Citrus Cucumber Sauce    

Bay Scallop w Citrus Mignonette Served Cold on Half Shell

Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Cherry Tomato Skewers  

Shrimp w Spinach and Garlic Cream on Whole Wheat Crostini   

Shrimp & Cucumber Dumpling w Sprouts, and Almond Sauce

Lobster Pastries w Organic Neufchatel Cheese and Fresh Herbs    

Monkfish w Cilantro Dressing and Bibb Lettuce on Pita Points    

 Seafood Platters:    

 Boiled Tail-On Jumbo Shrimp Platter w Organic Cocktail Sauce    

 Mussels Steamed w Lemon Grass served w Organic Garlic Toasts    

 Steamed Littlenecks w Clarified Butter and Organic Cocktail Sauce    

Over the Top:    

 The Great Lobster Platter as Appetizer Serves 30 Guests:    

 A Five Pound Lobster, Split and Oven Roasted    

Stuffed w Sautéed Scallops and Roasted Wild Mushroom or Portobello & Garlic Butter Crostini for Dipping    

 Served w either: Thai lemon Grass, Ginger, Basil and Saffron Broth   

 Or: A Light Cream Sauce w Dry Sherry     

Vegetarian Appetizers – Can Be Plated or Passed

Artichoke, Caramelized Leek and Ricotta Puff Pastry

Spinach and Red Bell Pepper Frittata Squares

Whole Wheat Pizza Squares w Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion

Whole Wheat Pizza Squares w Boursin and Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper

Roasted Sweet Potato w Sesame & Green Onion on Skewers (Vegan)*

Herbed Mini Popovers w Sharp Cheddar Served Warm

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pastries

Apricot Jam and Goat Cheese Pastries

Fava Bean and EVO Spread and Whole Wheat Rosemary & Garlic Crostini (Vegan)

Homemade Garlic Humus and Whole Wheat Lavash Chips w Tumeric  and Sea Salt (Vegan)

Grilled Marinated Eggplant, Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Skewers

Sesame Udon Noodle Cups w Fresh Cilantro, Carrot Slivers,Water Chestnut, Sauteed Greens and Homemade Peanut Sauce (or Almond Sauce)

Mediterranean Stuffed Mushrooms w Spinach, Fig, and Carmelized Onion (Can be made Vegan)

Homemade Guacamole and Salsa Platter w Organic Blue Corn Chips (Vegan)

Fresh Radish, Organic Carrot, Olives, Basil Dipping Sauce, Garlic Crostini (Vegan)

Dips:

Homemade Boursin (Boursin Cheese is a mix of cream cheese, feta, garlic, and fresh herbs – sage, parsely, and oregano.)

White Bean w Artichoke and Basil

Sweet Roasted Garlic Humus

Cilantro and Sweet Pea Dip

Fresh Basil and Chickpea

Sundried Tomato and Cream Cheese

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Guacamole

*(Vegan: a vegetarian diet without dairy or eggs.)

Chicken:

Grilled Chicken & Green Onion Skewers w Asian Dipping Sauce

BBQ Chicken Wings (Platter) or Roasted Chicken Wings w Spice / Herb Rub

Pork:

Uber Tender BBQ Baby Back Ribs w Asian Style BBQ Sauce

Game:

Roasted Duck Forks w Dried Fig Cooked in Red Wine

Stuffed Mushroom w Roasted Duck, Green Onion, Caramelized Shallot & Ricotta

Ground Venison Rice Paper Dumplings Served w Asian Dipping Sauce

Soft Boiled Quail Eggs, Served w Caviar & Toast w Unsalted Butter

Beef:

Seared Kobe* Amuse Bouche on Butter Cracker (kobe must be special ordered, please leave time for this request).

Beef Tenderloin on Whole Wheat Garlic Crostini w Horseradish Sauce and Micro Sprouts

Hamburger Sliders on Toasted Egg Bread w Tomato & Cucumber Relish

Grilled Beef Mini Kebobs Marinated w Fresh Herbs, Wine & Garlic

Note:

Organic meat can be pre-ordered from some local health food markets – and also directly from some massachusetts farms.

I also mail-order from blackwing farm in MN- which has a very specific feed profile that includes alfalfa and some other good greens – for its livestock.  they also have porterhouse and other hard to find upper level cuts of organic meat. Their cattle are also humanely raised and processed.

American Kobe beef is mail ordered. And can sometimes be ordered locally.

I mostly order grass fed meats.

However, for conventional meats like Angus – which can be a mix of grain and grass fed, I work with a local butcher.  Not the supermarket.

*American Kobe beef is available via several ranches in the US. This meat is well marbled, and tends to have higher omega 3 and omega 6 counts than many other domestic beefs. These animals are humanely treated, massaged, and fed an organic diet. They are from the Wagyu cattle, imported from Japan from 1976 to today. They are now raised on US soil; the meat tends to be exceptional in flavor and expensive.

A pount of meat can be $100. However, beef tips and cuts which are rendered after more expensive cuts are less expensive.

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