A good canapé recipe is handy to have up one's sleeve for parties and other get-togethers where finger food and bite-sized snacks are preferred over plated meals. Having some inventive nibbles around is a good ice-breaker, as well as a way to ensure your guests continue to enjoy themselves.
Cheese canapés are a frequent favourite for light bites, and they are great to have on offer as a vegetarian option. Pascal Aussignac's Roquefort pie with aromatic apricots is a delicious canapé that packs sweet and savoury into each bite, while for those who like goats cheese the Goat's cheesecake with red onion jam from Simon Hulstone is a real winner in both looks and taste. Another exquisite option is Josh Eggleton's Pickled ewes milk cheese and watermelon salad, which would be wonderful at a summer garden party.
Fish, crab and other seafood are wonderful to tease into pâtés, place onto crispbreads or wrap up in pastry, lettuce or bacon. Adam Gray's Cornish crab with pink grapefruit mayonnaise makes a lovely party dip, while Salmon gravlax with horseradish from Agnar Sverrisson is a piquant bite your guests will delight in. For a playful touch, try Josh Eggleton’s signature Scallop pops - fuss free but full of flavour.