Christmas Canape recipes

Easy Christmas Canape recipes.mod fam food

With the party season in mind, we’ve come up with some easy to prep Christmas canape recipes, the first of which you can make a few days in advance, leaving you free to get your Yuletide mojo on at the drop of a hat. The second is super easy to knock up whilst you’re guests are sipping on their first glass of fizz.

Prawn and Mango Filo cups

You will need…

2 sheets ready-made filo pastry

150g cooked king prawns, cut into 3.

190g pre-prepared mango pieces, cut into small cubes

70ml soured cream

28g melted butter

2 tbs sweet chilli dip

2 tsp nampla- fish sauce

Juice of 1 lime

Handful chopped coriander

Salt and Pepper

1 x 24 portion mini muffin tin

Makes 24

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Here’s what to do…

1.Place 2 sheets of filo pastry on top of each other on a flat work surface, and cut into 24 small squares.

2.Lightly brush the mini muffin tin, and each square of filo pastry with butter. Place 2 pieces at slightly different angles in each mould to create a star shape.

3.Put in oven (180C) for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly golden, and cool on a wire tray.

4.Mix the mango, prawns, chilli dip, fish sauce, lime juice and coriander in a bowl and season.

5.Place a small tsp of soured cream in the base of each filo cup, top with the prawn and mango mixture and serve.

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mod fam foodBowl from Anthropologie – similar here. You can also get fab and funky bowls from the selection at Liberty London here.
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The cases can be prepared a few days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

Try substituting the soured cream with guacamole.

Avocado can be added to the prawn and mango mix, but ensure its covered with the lime juice to stop any discolouring

Try adding chopped sun blush tomatoes to the prawn mixture for an alternative flavour.

Always a good idea to double up on the filo cups so that you have options on how to serve them. You can never have too many over the Christmas period!

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LSA International cake stand, The White Company large heart shape plate and festive tie 

Serrano wrapped pear with Stilton Christmas canapes

christmas canapes

You will need…

 6 slices Serrano ham

1 pear

100g stilton

Handful rocket

Makes 12

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Here’s what to do…

1.Tear each slice of ham in half lengthways

2.Core the pear and cut into 12

3.Place a piece of pear at the bottom of the ham slice, add a small piece of stilton and rocket before rolling up and securing with a cocktail stick.

4.Season and serve

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Try using goat’s cheese as an alternative to Stilton.

Add a little cranberry sauce or Christmas chutney for an extra dimension.

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