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sundried tomato brie

September 20, 2008

I know some people who won’t serve appetizers because they think it ruins the impending meal.  I love serving appetizers because it takes the pressure off the cook to finish up the entree for starving guests, and appetizers help set the tone for the rest of the evening.

Last night, we had three of my cousins over.  We first ate Sundried Tomato Brie with melba toast crackers and Kettle Creek Honey Dijon chips.  And served everybody Sangria (made with red wine, Grand Marnier, soda water and orange juice with lemons floating around the pitcher).  We rounded everything out with a roast lemon chicken, gnocchi with tomato cream fennel sauce, tomato, basil and mozza ball salad and a fruit flan from Sunterra.  Unfortunately, we consumed everything so handily, I didn’t have a chance to take a photo.  Except of the ravaged brie, as pictured above.

This brie appetizer is a winner.  Appetizers (other than chips and peanuts) befuddle me.  This one is colourful, sweet, savoury, showy and yummy.  Plus, it is cheese.  How can you go wrong there?

Sundried Tomato Brie
1 round of brie
1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp fresh italian parsley, chopped
melba toast crackers

Put brie on some foil.  Puree tomatoes and garlic together.  Sprinkle parsley on top.  Cook in hot oven until soft.  Dig in.

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  1. Mom &/or Dad permalink
    September 20, 2008 11:39 pm

    Another easy appetizer that came to mind when I drooled over your Brie one is that our Australian friends called

    Philly & Chili

    One brick of Philidelphia Cream Cheese
    Drizzle some Sweet Thai Chili Sauce over
    Warm (I just pop it into the M/W for a few seconds)
    Serve with crackers.

    Easy peasy and yummy, too!

    Really I had this as a sample at Costco one day and thought that it would be a great appy. Peter & Marion were visiting from Australia shortly after and we had it one nite before dinner. When I served it Marion exclaimed “Philly & Chili! We have that at home!” And here I thought I was being so original!

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