“Afternoon Delight” menu

This round-the-world appetizer menu will take you on a trip this afternoon! Everything can be prepared in advance and served at room temperature (yep, we thought of everything didn’t we)! We’ll start in Greece with a grande finale in France.

“Afternoon Delight” main course demo

‘One take’ Cooking Videos so forgive any faux pas & yes I know that I talk too much at times!
PS: If you’re enjoying the ‘Menu Mood Music’, please remember to pause or mute it before watching this Main Course Demo—unless you’re really into multi-tasking!

“Afternoon Delight” recipes

A Taste of Greece. Crispy phyllo triangles stuffed full with feta cheese and herbs.Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: ½ pound Phyllo Pastry (phyllo sheets from the...
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A Taste of New Orleans. A southern classic spicy seafood treat with a blend of spices and aromatic vegetables.Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: 1 tablespoon extra virgin...
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A Taste of Mexico.Bite-sized baked tortilla pinwheel-style appetizers with roast chicken that are quick and oh so flavourful. These zesty appetizers are delicious and fairly simple to make with few...
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A Taste of Canada’s West Coast. Warm savoury smoked salmon ‘pancakes’ and cream sauce. These are deliciously simple to make. They take a little time to prepare, but are well worth it,...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 6 250 grams (10 oz ) dark chocolate (approximately 1 box Bakers Chocolate unless you prefer premium chocolate, then go for...
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“Afternoon Delight” playlist

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Some music to get you in the mood!
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“Afternoon Delight” menu shopping list

BEGIN: “Gonna Find My Baby” Feta and Herb Phyllo Pastry Triangles

  • ½ lb Phyllo Pastry
  • 1-1 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley/ dill, finely chopped
  • 1 egg yolk

FOLLOW: “Gonna Hold Her Tight” Creole Crab Cakes with Remoulade Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¾ cup Holy Trinity*
  • *Holy Trinity: 1/2 green bell pepper, 1/2 red bell pepper, and a white onion finely diced and sauteed in oil until clear. It refers to the 3 most commonly used ingredients in the region/cuisine.
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Several shakes of a Worcestershire sauce bottle
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 ½ cup blend of 50/50 bread crumbs mixed with panko bread crumbs*
  • 1 ½ cup cooked crabmeat, flaked (canned can be used)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ c mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp drained capers
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp hot pepper sauce

FOLLOW: “Thinkin’ of You’s Workin’ Up My Appetite” Roasted Chicken, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Pepper Tortilla Spirals

  • 1 package cream cheese (1 cup standard sized container)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • Dash sea salt
  • 2 cups of diced roasted chicken
  • ¼ pound Monterrey Jack Cheese (or Edam) grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno peppers – finely chopped

FOLLOW: “Please Be Waiting For Me Baby When I Come Around” Spicy Smoked Salmon Corn Cakes with Crème Fraiche

  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup sour milk (Mix 1/2 tbsp distilled white vinegar with add milk, stir. Let stand for 10 minutes until it’s starting to slightly curdle).
  • ½ c cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels (or fresh if you have)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives (keep a little bit aside for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped spring onion
  • 3 jalapeno pepper slices, minced (jarred)
  • 1/3 cup smoked salmon, minced
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Cream fraiche
  • Garish with chopped chives and lemon slices.
  • 1 c heavy cream + 1 tbsp plain yogurt

FINISH: “Sky Rockets in Flight” Chocolate Pâté.

  • 250 gr (10 oz ) dark chocolate (approx 1 box)
  • 200 gr (7 oz) melted butter (approx 1 cup)
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 tablespoon candied orange