Who doesn’t love a bit of bubbly during the holidays? You’ll be happy to know that potato chips are a perfect match with sparkling wine. Since it’s the holidays, top your chips with a little caviar and crème fraîche for extra-special indulgence. Assemble ahead of time or set the components out and let guests build their own.
Using panko instead of breadcrumbs makes these crab cakes extra crispy. Top with a quick aioli that sports festive flecks of holiday red.
Start your holiday party off with a bang and serve these crunchy treats. Seasoning the shrimp and wrapping it up with little bit of onion before frying is the extra touch that makes this appetizer holiday-worthy.
Recipe: Firecracker Shrimp
Duck breasts marinated in ginger and Chinese five-spice are a sweet-and-savory hit. Crisp skin and flavorful meat get extra zing from spicy mustard sauce.
San Diego fisherman Giacomo Damato found his favorite swordfish recipe on OurItalianTable.com; we’ve adapted it here, with red chile for gusto and panko for extra crunch. The fish may seem fragile when raw, but it will firm up in the pan.