3 COVID-Safe Party Platter Ideas to Try

Food & Drink holiday
By: Mike Dunn | Kristina Guerrero Posted: 4:28 PM, Nov 5, 2021

Even though life is getting back to normal, the holidays still look and feel a little different — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a blast! Celebrity Chef Nik Fields, CEO of Chic Chef, has three holiday party recipes that’ll keep your guests safe and satisfied.

 

1. Sweet and Savory Charcuterie

 

Serve an array of fruits, veggies, gourmet candy, cheeses, crackers and more in a sugar cone! Easy, individual charcuterie boards served in sugar or waffle cones, as charcuterie cups are fun bite-sized appetizers. Start by filling the cones with all of your treats. Be sure to obtain different sizes and colors to make them as eye-catching as possible!

 

2. Shrimp and Gazpacho Shooters

 

Ingredients

24 large prawns peeled, deveined (tails intact)
1 tbsp Chic Chef All-purpose extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 chorizo, cut into 24 slices
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

 

Gazpacho
2 Lebanese cucumbers
6 ripe roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
330g jar whole roasted peppers, drained
1 small shallot
8 fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp Chic Chef red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Chic Chef All purpose extra virgin olive oil

Make Gazpacho: Remove and discard seeds from 1 cucumber. Finely dice and reserve. Peel and roughly chop remaining cucumber. Place in a food processor with tomato, peppers, eschalot, mint, vinegar and oil. Season. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl, until smooth. Pour into a fine sieve set over a large jug. Using the back of a spoon, press mixture through a sieve. Discard solids. Refrigerate, cover for 1 hour or until chilled.

Meanwhile, place prawns, oil and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat (see notes). Thread 2 prawns onto each skewer. Heat a large frying pan over high heat. Cook skewers for 1 minute each side or until lightly charred and just cooked through.

Pour gazpacho evenly among 24 shot glasses. Sprinkle with diced cucumber and parsley. Place a skewer in each glass. Serve.

3. Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad 

 

Ingredients

Salad greens
Apples
Strawberries
Blueberries
Red onion
Pecans (toast then in the oven on 325 for 12 minutes if you have the time)
Feta or goat cheese (optional)
Honey
1 small shallot
Chic Chef Chocolate balsamic
Chic Chef All purpose EVOO
Chic Chef Honey Garlic
Mustard

 

Directions

Wash and dry all produce put in a bowl.

Make your vinaigrette:

1 cup Chic Chef Chocolate balsamic
1/4 cup Chic Chef All purpose EVOO
1 tablespoon Chic Chef
Honey Garlic Mustard
1 tablespoon Honey
1 tablespoon shallot

Whisk well, refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour over your salad mixture, then pile high in any glass of your choice! Make the vinaigrette ahead of time for more flavor- will last up to 7 days refrigerated.