11 Sophisticated Appetizers to Make For This Thanksgiving Feast

Are you ready to impress this year? Playing with the subtle and complex flavors brought by the Fall season, here is a selection of eleven easy and elegant Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvre that adds sophistication without the fuss.

Herbed Carrot Smoked Salmon Marinade

salmon marinade recipeThis simple and delicious marinade with aromatic herbs, carrot and onion develops salmon’s natural richness and makes a great appetizer. Get the recipe here.

Spicy Shrimp Tapas

Spicy Shrimp Tapas recipeThe fruity taste of mango blends with the spicy seasoning of shrimp.  These spicy shrimps are going to get some serious fans at your next holiday dinner for sure! Get the spicy shrimp tapas recipe here.

Baked Oysters

Warm-oysters-recipe-Christmas-menu-idea-Christmas-dinner-recipeOysters is the festive food par excellence, and not only for New Year’s Eve! Baked oysters in the shell are an excellent way to accommodate a festive starter that changes a little bit from common raw oysters. Get the recipe.

Pineapple Mousse With Ham & Breadsticks

Pineapple-MousseCombining flavors to create new harmonies is an art and sometimes the most unusual pairings bring stunning results. This sweet and creamy pineapple mousse plays an unexpected duo with savory prosciutto, while breadsticks add the necessary crunchiness. This appetizer is easy to put together and you don’t have to purchase a ton of condiments. Get the recipe here.

Spicy Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

appetizer-Shrimp-recipe-This appetizer is easy to make, festive and deliciously crisp. Make sure to prepare them at the last minute so they stay crunchy. Get the recipe here.

Seared Scallops and Parsnip Cream on Appetizer Spoons

Aperitifs-recipes-ideas-Aperitifs-Spoons-Scallops-and-Parsnip-with-white-truffle-oilAn elegant and sophisticated appetizer for your Thanksgiving festivities. These appetizer spoons give a nice look to your buffet presentation, plus they are not expensive and dumb simple to make. Click here to get the recipe.

Basil & Tomato Bruschetta

Tomatoes-Bruschetta-recipe1Easy, fresh and yummy with a mixture of chopped tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and garlic, spooned over olive-oil brushed slices of toasted fresh baguette or whole grain Italian bread. Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Chutney

easy-Pumpkin-ChutneyThe complex flavors of Fall: red kuri squash, apples, raisins and cider vinegar are combined with a load of spices to create and flavorful spread that everyone will enjoy on a slice of toasted bread. Click here to discover this surprising recipe.

Mini Shallot Tatin Tarts

shallot-tart-recipeTarts are the perfect self-contained treat, suitable for any occasion. This caramelized savory tart with hearty flavors is so versatile you can serve it as an appetizer or a side dish for Thanksgiving. Get the recipe.

Guacamole Toasts with Shrimps

Shrimp-toast-French-toastThis refined appetizer combines the freshness of shrimp and avocado for a flavors association that works wonders on a festive table. Click here to get the recipe.

Apple and Pumpkin Verrines

Appetizer-recipe-pumpkin-with-fondant-Apples-recipeThe sweetness of apple and pumpkin blends perfectly for an unexpected and sophisticated seasonal association. Click here to get the recipe.

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