If you’re a foodie you’ll definitely know what an amuse-bouche is. These delectable little dishes are designed to get your taste buds dancing before you begin a meal. They are representative of your chef’s food and an indication of what delights await in the following courses. If you’re giving a dinner party and want to charm and delight your friends, serving any of these amuse-bouches will be a great start.
1 Cured Salmon Rolls
Smoked salmon is a classic ingredient for small pre dinner snacks, and you can’t get much more appetizing than a mouth-watering mouthful that includes caviar too.
2 Deviled Quail Eggs with Chorizo
Quails eggs are perfect for one-bite food. In this recipe, they are devilled and paired with spicy chorizo. Simple yet very refined.
3 Crab Toast
Anything toast related is great for amuse-bouches because it is easy to handle when you are up and mingling, and of course, there aren’t many better ingredients to adorn the top of said toast than glorious crab!
4 Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes
If you need to make something to cater for your vegetarian guests, or if you’re just looking for something super healthy, then take a look at this amazing avocado stuffed tomatoes. Not only are they beautiful, they’re also delicious!
5 Tuna Tartare Sushi
The best thing about this recipe is that it is made up from all of the leftovers that you usually get at the end of a sushi making session. It also makes a refreshing difference from the more traditional types of amuse-bouche that are served at parties.
6 Jello Shots
Who says that all amuse-bouche have to be savory? If you’re planning on having a wilder party, then have a try at making these amazing, colorful Jolly Ranger flavored vodka jello shots. How many will you be able to take!?
7 Cheese Nougat
The title of this recipe may not sound all that enticing but the result certainly looks like nougat. A very interesting way to serve goat cheese.
8 Beet Bruschetta with Feta and Mint
Back to easy to handle toast related amuse-bouches, this beet bruschetta with feta cheese and mint makes for an unusual flavor combination that will definitely be a hit with your party guests.
9 Eggplant and Feta Rolls
Another great vegetarian option are these eggplant and feta rolls, packing a powerful flavor punch with a single bite which is exactly what any great amuse-bouche is supposed to do!
10 Green Tea Amuse-Bouche
This recipe teaches you how to construct a wonderful little green tea based amuse-bouche, complete with delicious ingredients like mango, pistachio sponge and even a few edible flowers for that luxurious flair!
11 Mini Taco Bites
These miniature tortilla bowls are the perfect amuse-bouche, giving you all of the best flavors of a taco in one simple bite. The problem is they are so cute that you might not be able to bring yourself to eat them!
12 Super Mario Fire Flowers
I’m sure there are many of you out there who are already fans of Rosanna Pansino, and the YouTube food goddess has really outdone herself with this cute and tasty Super Mario themed amuse-bouche!
13 Chili Lime Shrimp Cups
Shrimp is always a popular ingredient and you won’t be able to stop your mouth from watering whilst watching this great video recipe for chili lime baked shrimp cups!
14 BLT Crostini
The BLT is arguably the king of sandwiches, so prepare to wow your guests by presenting them with a different take on the heavenly combination! The only tricky part is making sure your bacon is as crispy as possible!
15 Florentine Parmentier Waffle
These look quite spectacular with the delectable quail egg perched on top. These bite size delights are based on parmentier potatoes and are sure to impress.
What should be in an amuse-bouche?
An amuse-bouche typically consists of a small bite-sized hors d'oeuvre, such as a small croquette, tartlet, bruschetta, or canapé. It may be a single bite or two, and can be a variety of hot and cold dishes. The purpose of an amuse-bouche is to provide a flavorful preview of the meal to come.
What is a French amuse-bouche?
French amuse-bouches are typically small and flavorful bites of food served before a meal. They are typically bite-sized hors d'oeuvres featuring savory ingredients including vegetables, cheeses, nuts, herbs, and spices. Examples of French amuse-bouches include small tartlets, bruschettas, and canapés.
What is the difference between hors d oeuvres and amuse-bouche?
Hors d'oeuvres are larger-sized appetizers that are served at the beginning of a meal. Amuse-bouches are smaller bite-sized hors d'oeuvres, often featuring a single ingredient, that are served to provide a flavor preview of the meal to come.