Functional, clean, and attractive… the appetizer spoons are a great vehicle to serve individual bites with sauce…(a side benefit of the spoon as vehicle?…it certainly eliminates the potential of someone “double dipping into the sauce bowl :-)” )
I love serving foods in simple, yet interesting ways. Our dear friends (who are Dutch) brought us these lovely and functional bent-handled spoons from Holland. They were a good fit for serving these spicy crab cake appetizers last weekend. Each time I use these spoons, I think of them and smile, because from the day I met J & J (20 years ago), being around them has felt like “home.”
While I served these little cakes with champagne for guests prior to dinner…today I had the few leftovers at tea time with a light oolong tea. Spicy foods pair well with green teas. Next time you enjoy Asian foods at your favorite Asian restaurant, take note of the teas they serve…usually oolongs or light green teas. These teas pair well with dishes with heat from chilies and other spicy flavors.
Shellfish goes really well with oolong and green teas…smoked salmon, shrimp, and lobster flavors are enhanced with the clean, simple, pure taste of these teas also.
One of the beautiful things about having so many choices in types of teas and tea infusions is that you can always find one that enhances your dish…some combinations just take a food bite to another level. Taste teas with food…enjoy tea…drink tea. It’s good for you!