Tired of Turkey? These Fall-themed Appetizers Will Shake Up Your Menu
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate traditions, enjoy great food with family and friends and give thanks for all that we have. And, while the traditional turkey dinner will always have a place at the Thanksgiving table, appetizers offer a fantastic way for chefs (both budding and professional) to flex their culinary muscles and offer guests an elevated and creative dining experience.
Inspired by Italy’s Festival of Thanks, these fall recipes celebrate genuine Italian products and highlight the rich history and flavours of the region of origins. Choosing authentic, full- flavoured ingredients, like Prosciutto di Parma, Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano cheese, not only elevate your Italian-themed recipes, but also support these certified PDO products (Protected Designation of Origin) so, this holiday, your guests can enjoy a true taste of Italy.
Prosciutto di Parma Cranberry Crostini
Traditional turkey and cranberry sauce take a back seat to this holiday prosciutto appetizer. The tart cranberries paired with sweet Prosciutto di Parma will have you and your loved ones eating these crostinis all night long. Bursting with flavours perfect for Thanksgiving, and creating a new take on a traditional classic, this Prosciutto di Parma appetizer is sure to be loved by adults and kids alike – just be sure to make enough for everyone to enjoy.
Baked Vegetable, Potato & Grana Padano Skewers
These festive skewers will have your guests thinking you slaved over a hot oven all day! Minimal effort, but maximum impact, you’ll love the combination of the mellow flavours of Grana Padano cheese balanced with the sweetness of tomatoes, carrots and squash. Serve hot with basil leaves and a sprinkle of Grana Padano.
Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Prosciutto di San Daniele
This delicious appetizer is both easy to prepare, original and holiday-elegant! Guests will enjoy the savoury taste of Prosciutto di San Daniele mixed with flavourful and soft brussel sprouts; incorporate onions, walnuts, oil and butter to complete. A fresh and bright appetizer to start your Thanksgiving meal.
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