Party perfect appetizers!

December 5, 2019

Look no further for perfect party appetizers!

Grilled Ontario Veal Roll-Ups with Scallions
Strips of thin, tender Ontario veal act as wrappers for  savoury green onions, sautéed shallots, garlic and mushrooms and glazed with tangy BBQ sauce. For the perfect dip, make a spicy soy dipping sauce by adding freshly minced ginger and your favourite bottled hot sauce to regular soy.


Seared Ontario Veal Striploin with Coriander Salsa in Cucumber

Ontario veal striploin is nestled into these fresh cucumber cups, which make a simple, stylish base for these impressive hors d’oeuvres. Party perfection!



Party Planning Preparation

The holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. With a little bit of planning and advance preparation, you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen. An unforgettable party begins with the freshest ingredients. Ontario veal is a great lean, tender protein option that readily adapts to the flavours it is paired with.  Here are a few tips that will make your next party enjoyable for both you and your guests.

Food Prep:  As much as possible, prepare your dishes ahead of time, so you simply present/warm them when guests arrive. Your guests don’t need to know everything was done ahead of time.

Keep Food Warm:  If you need to warm items, don’t limit yourself to the oven. Let your kitchen appliances be your friend. Use your microwave and toaster oven to heat up dishes and don’t forget about a crockpot, which can also act as a serving vessel to keep food hot all night.

 Standout Dish: Rather than offering an array of different foods, let one stellar dish speak for itself. Might we suggest a Traditional Veal Tourtiere?

A Quebecois custom on Christmas Eve, this savoury pie is terrific for any dinner. The filling can be made ahead and frozen until you’re ready to serve. Chili sauce or pickled beets on the side make perfect accompaniments.

Helpful Tips: To make this tourtiere ahead, omit potatoes, cool filling and freeze in an airtight container. Thaw in refrigerator; stir in partially cooked potatoes and fill pie crust. This recipe can easily be doubled to make 2 pies.

These are only a few of the many holiday recipes that can be found on our website. Whether you are looking for an appetizer, main course or side dish, use our handy recipe search and find all the inspiration you need.