I really love to host parties. May it be for family or friends, I like to show off my kitchen skills. But sometimes, I'm much too tired to put out a big homemade spread. So instead, I just do one or two homemade dishes, and buy the rest. Now I'm not talking about Sandra Lee-ing anything here. I'm talking about buying high quality food and displaying it all as a beautiful spread. Trust me, your guests will be impressed with it even if you didn't even turn on the stove/oven.
recipe here) as the "main" dish. I always like to put out one dish that's more filling. But everything I put out that day is grazing food. So no utensils needed. Just your hands and the taste buds in your mouth to enjoy the food.
The crab crostini that I made a few weeks ago were so popular that I decided to make it again. Naturally this was for a different group of people. But everyone at this party seemed to enjoy it as well. This simple dish was made with sliced baguette (oiled and toasted), topped with homemade guacamole, lump crab meat, and smokey pimenton. I seasoned the crab meat with a bit of sea salt as I found it to be a bit bland. But otherwise, the flavors of each element in this dish worked really well together. Light, yet flavorful.