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I guess I should start off with an explanation of what an amuse bouche is. Although it is now being used to describe finger food and canapés or bite sized hors d'oeuvres, it is in fact, none of these things. If you are at a party, event or gathering (unless it's a dinner party) you will be eating canapés, finger food and hors d'oeuvres - not amuse bouches. An amuse bouche is a single serving not on the menu. You don't order it. It is a thing of beauty and elegance and of lovely tastes and flavors. It is presented by the chef as a representation of their style of food and is an indication of what you can expect from your upcoming meal. It may look like all those other things I mentioned but amuse bouches are not for mass catering. If you want to host a very special dinner party you can surprise and delight your guest with these amuse bouches recipes.

1. Black Radish, Smoked Salmon and Fromage Frais

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An amuse bouche should be a work of art and an explosion of flavor.

2. Foie Gras, Figs and Apricot

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Amuse bouches are a way to experiment with different flavor combinations.

3. Ahi Tuna Tartare

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Source: Ahi Tuna Tartare w/ Avocado, ...

Avocado, crispy shallots and soy dressing take ahi tuna up a notch.

4. Amuse-bouches Au Comté

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Source: cuisine.journaldesfemmes.com

A trio of amuse-bouches to showcase the French hard cheese made from cow’s milk in the region of Franche-Comté

5. Scallops and Chorizo

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Made from scallops, chorizo served in a paprika butter dressing with a sprinkling of fleur de sel.

6. Spring Onion Steamed Mussel with Tomato, Pickle Relish, & Guinness Splash

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Oysters are a great base for amuse bouches. this one has a definite Irish accent.

7. Chilled Strawberry & Beet Consommé with Horseradish Oil

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Shot glasses make a perfect portion size.

8. Soup Amuse-Bouche

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When you serve a soup as an amuse-bouche it will be chilled or hot, but will be a delish combination. The garnish will be as important as the soup.

9. Goat Cheese & Roasted Beet

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As you can see, you can use simple ingredients as long as the presentation is a work of art.

10. Velouté De Poivron Rouge Et Feta

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And in English that means roasted red pepper soup with feta.

11. Trio of Amuse Bouches

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If you want to show off your culinary skills go triple. this little offering includes beet mouse with arugula foam, goat cheese and parmesan brulée and scallop with walnuts.

12. Sweet Amuse Bouche

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Source: Amuse-bouche för öga och mun

Technically, an amuse-bouche shouldn't be sweet as it is meant to stimulate your appetite but how can you argue when something looks this beautiful? A picture of elegance.

13. Salad Shooter

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Perfect amuse bouches for a healthy dinner party menu.

14. Seared Ahi Amuse Bouche

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Source: Blendabout

A terrific example of how to combine ingredients to great effect.

15. Scallop with Star Anise, Leeks, and Persimmon

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I'd love to know what the scallop is sitting on.

16. Michelin Star Amuse Bouche

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This one is served at L'Arpege in Paris.

17. Scallop, Crab, Black Quinoa, Tomato Meyer Lemon Sauce

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Now that's impressive!

18. Polenta Sautéed Topped with Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes and Avocado

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Source: For Fun!
A beautifully simple vegetarian amuse bouche

19. Salmon Tartare

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Source: Party Food!

It will be the dressing that ties this little tidbit together.

20. Avocado Crab Amuse Bouche

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Source: blog.lemonpi.net
So pretty.

21. Pickled Baby Beets, Herbed Goat Cheese, and Candied Kumquats

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Source: Pickled Baby Beets Amuse Bouche

A yummy spoonful to kick off a meal.

22. Cauliflower Cheese Mousse

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Mousses will always test your culinary skills,

23. Tuna Tartare with Caviar and Zucchini

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Usually the assembly is the longest process in making

24. Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Shaved Truffle

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Truffle adds a rich touch.

25. Colorful Amuse Bouche

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A stunning creation indeed.

26. Soup Amuse Bouche

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Source: Amuse Bouche/Appetizer

All the ingredients should be perfectly complemented.

27. Verrine Tarama

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Source: Touche de Saveurs

This is how you jzoosh up taramasalata.

28. Buffalo Chicken Amuse-Bouche

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Source: Lazaro Cooks: Buffalo Chicken Amuse-Bouche

And you can make your favorite old chicken dish when you reinvent it and present it creatively.

Amuse bouches are great fun to serve at parties because for one it’s fun to come up with scrumptious little offerings and two, to surprise your guests, because you don’t usually announce an amuse bouche. Will you be serving an amuse bouche at your next dinner party?

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