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10 Gourmet combinations for your hors d’oeuvres!

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Kick start your meal in style with sophisticated yet easy-to-make hors d’oeuvres featuring two star ingredients. For inspiration, we bring you 10 combos that are sometimes unusual, sometimes classic, but never boring. Let the festivities begin!

Grape + fresh goat cheese

1Fig + balsamic vinegar

Drizzle ripe figs, torn into pieces, with a generous dash of balsamic vinegar reduction. Season with salt and pepper, then place the fruit on slices of raw beef for a carpaccio dish or even on olive oil croutons!

2Grape + fresh goat cheese

Coat seedless red grapes with fresh goat cheese. Next, roll each ball in a blend of finely chopped nuts. Store in the refrigerator until your guests arrive.

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3Crab + pink grapefruit

Mix together the crab meat and small cubes of grapefruit. Drizzle the mixture with olive oil and herbs, and serve in small glasses over avocado puree.

4Pear + blue cheese

Sprinkle fresh tarragon, blue cheese crumbles and crushed toasted pecans over juicy diced pears. Pour a dash of walnut oil over everything and serve in endive leaves. Chic and succulent!

5Smoked salmon + cream cheese

Place the salmon slices on a piece of plastic wrap, then cover them with cream cheese and a few arugula leaves. Next, roll the salmon like sushi, put it in the refrigerator, and cut into slices to serve. Each bite will burst with freshness!

Bacon + mushroom

6Shrimp tempura + hoisin sauce

Cook the Irresistibles shrimp tempura according to the instructions on the package, and simply pair it with a homemade dip of mayonnaise, sesame oil and hoisin sauce. Your guests will surely ask for seconds!

7Bacon + mushroom

Place sautéed mushrooms and crispy bacon on a flaky pastry. Sprinkle with strong cheddar and bake for around 20 minutes, then cut into small bites. A deliciously crunchy appetizer!

8Escargot + garlic

Rinse the escargots well and gently heat them in a pan with a bit of butter and minced garlic. Sprinkle generously with fresh parsley and serve in warm, bite-sized puff pastry!

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Cantaloupe + prosciutto

9Date + chorizo

Stuff big, beautiful pitted dates with a slice of Irresistibles chorizo and heat on low for a few minutes before serving. Decorate with fresh basil leaves and season generously with pepper. It is a must-try!

10Cantaloupe + prosciutto

Make mini-skewers by alternating cubes of cantaloupe, slices of folded prosciutto and basil leaves. A union that has stood the test of time!