Hors d'Oeuvres

White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. It owes its loveliness to chorizo, Cheddar, chili powder, and cilantro.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
Four bowls of salt and sugar pickles; one with watermelon, one with red radish, one with cucumber, and one with daikon radish.

Salt and Sugar Pickles

These quick pickles–quickles!–aren’t at all like the ones your grandma put up each year. They’re better.

  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
A white cake stand with four spirals of pumpernickel bread, salmon mousse, and smoked salmon

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Four deep-fried kimchi arancini on paper towels with a bowl of gochujang sour cream in the background.

Kimchi Arancini

Leftover Korean-style fried rice with an inner melty, cheesy gooeyness that’s pretty much guaranteed to bring you happiness. No matter what else is going on in your life.

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  • 35 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Sautéed Shishito Peppers

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blister shishito peppers results in a beguiling cocktail nosh with a mildly tingly, almost sweet heat.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 18
A red plate with a slice of country pate, crostini, cornichons, pickled onions, and a dollop of mustard

Country Pâté

Easy as meatloaf (we swear), this melding of some of the richest things we know—pork shoulder, liver, and duck fat—along with spices, a splash of brandy, and some wine makes a simple, rustic country pâté that’s perfect for entertaining.

  • 1 H
  • 7 H
  • 4
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Made with the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists. And bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with baked ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 42
Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

If spring had a taste, we dare say it’d be this simple yet sophisticated tart with its cheese custard, shatteringly crisp phyllo crust, and row after row of spring spears.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A white bowl filled with crispy fried sage leaves

Fried Sage Leaves

Proof that you really can fry anything and make it vastly better. They make an easy, elegant hors d’oeuvres for any assemblage of folks who appreciate fine cuisine.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4