Italian Inspired Cocktail Party
If you’ve grown tired of serving the same old hors d’oeuvres at your cocktail parties, this Italian Inspired Cocktail Party can be a nice change of pace. The common thread in the menu is the use of your Viking outdoor grill.
All of the recipes can be prepared up to the point of grilling, and the recipes also make a wonderful Italian tailgate menu during football season.
The recipes include a wonderful Grilled Caesar Salad, saucy Chicken Wings Marinara, Prosciutto-wrapped Eggplant Roulades, and garlicky Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Scampi Butter. A “Jam Pizza,” a combination of buttery cookie dough and spread with berry jam, is a delicious, not-too-sweet dessert.
Variations on Eggplant Roulades abound. Here, Slices of eggplant are broiled and then stuffed with a combination of three cheeses and wrapped up in a piece of smoky prosciutto.More.
Saucy Chicken Wings Marinara
Chicken wings are popular party fare, and this version has Italian flare. A combination of prepared marinara, garlic and red wine coats the wings before they’re baked. Fresh garlic, crushed red pepper flakes and Italian seasonings enhance the flavor of the sauce.More.
One of the students at my cooking classes, Lou Cameron, brought in a delicious Italian dessert for me to taste. A buttery sweet crust lined a pizza pan and was spread with preserves before being baked.More.
Grilled Shrimp with Scampi Butter
Shrimp scampi is a classic in which plump shrimp are sautéed in garlic butter. I’ve updated the recipe to add flavor and flair.More.
Grilled Caesar Salad
If you own a Viking outdoor grill you’ve probably grilled your share of steaks, chicken, burgers and baby back ribs. But did you know you could grill your salad, too?More.