Canapes and cocktails: Seafood canapes and what drinks to serve with them

We love entertaining, and we might also like a tipple or two. So we thought it was about time we combined the two and provided you with a list of canapes and cocktails for you to entertain your guests with at your next party.

Peruvian Palette Cleanser

sustainable scallop ceviche seafood recipe from Gills Gills Gills

Scallop Ceviche: This Peruvian dish is made with most types of fish, however, it’s vital the fish is fresh. Hit up your fishmongers on the morning of making and ensure the scallops are fresh that day. The reason this is important is because the citrus of the limes will be ‘cooking’ the fish.

Pair with: A Pisco Sour is the perfect accompaniment for the ceviche, taking inspiration from the dishes Peruvian roots. This cocktail is simple, but tastes delicious and is a great welcome drink.

A Mexican Fiesta

Fish Tortilla Cups: Crispy tortillas, smoky fish, guacamole and fresh salad and lashings of sriracha of course. If you are short on time you can use pre made tortillas but we prefer to make our own. 

Pair with: A Margarita to match your Mexican inspired canape. Tequila!

Italian Flavour

crab samosa

Crab and Parmesan Samosas: We came up with this samosa recipe when we were brainstorming canape ideas for our supper club back in November. Italian flavours, in a traditional Indian format. Make a huge batch ahead of time and have in the oven warming for when your guests arrive.

Pair with: A Negroni to match the Italian flavours in the dish – close your eyes and you might just be in Venice?

A taste of the seaside

fish pie stuffed potato

Fish Pie Potato Skins: We decided to reinvent the classic with these fish pie inspired stuffed potato skins. Soft flaky fish, smoky flavours, vibrant green peas and topped with creamy mash.  Use smaller potatoes so they are easy to pick up and carry.

Pair with: A Gin and Tonic with Pink Grapefruit garnish (we love Tarquins). This adds freshness and cuts through the richness of the canape, using Cornish gin helps the seaside link too!

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