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Prawn Cocktail

Starter recipes to impress your guests, including fig and goats' cheese tarte tatin, tear and share bread with baked camembert and easy smoked salmon pate

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Beetroot Tart with Goats' Cheese

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Beetroot Tart with Goats' Cheese

Serve a slice of this glossy beetroot tart with goats' cheese with a rocket salad as a starter.

Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

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Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

Make a simple smoked salmon pate recipe with a zing of horseradish that's ready in just 20 minutes.

Chilli and Lemongrass Prawns with Thai Dipping Sauce

Chilli and Lemongrass Prawns with Thai Dipping Sauce

Asian-style prawns with chilli and lemongrass work so well with roasted cauliflower and a Thair dipping sauce as individual starters or party food on a large serving plate. See the chilli and lemongrass prawns with roasted cauliflower recipe.

Crispy Pea Fritters with Minty Yoghurt

Crispy Pea Fritters with Minty Yoghurt

Golden pea fritters made with fresh coriander and lemon zest make a moreish starter with a minty yoghurt dip.

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Slow cooked French onion soup makes an impressive dinner party starter recipe with toasted French bread topped with melted gruyere.

Prawns with Tomato and Chilli Dip

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Prawns with Tomato and Chilli Dip

Prawns with tomato and chilli dip make a starter with a kick that's ready in just 15 minutes.

Fig and Goats' Cheese Tarte Tatin

Fig and Goats' Cheese Tarte Tatin

Fig and goats' cheese tarte tatin makes an impressive starter that will wow your guests.

Oven Dried Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Oven Dried Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

Using just simple ingredients, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella bruschetta make a casual sharing starter recipe.

Courgette Tart with Feta

Courgette Tart with Feta

Make individual courgette and marrow tarts with feta and serve with a llight salad as a starter.

Courgette Fritters

Courgette Fritters

Make easy courgette fritters and serve with fresh tomatoes as a simple starter that's ready in just 20 minutes. See the courgette fritters recipe.

Mussels with Dry Sherry, Garlic and Thyme

Mussels with Dry Sherry, Garlic and Thyme

Mussels with dry sherry and herbs make a simple but special starter served with fresh crustry bread.

Prawn, Avocado and Mango Salad

Prawn, Avocado and Mango Salad

This prawn, avocado and mango salad is lightly spiced and full of fresh flavours. Serve in individual bowls or glasses as a light starter. See the prawn, avocado and mango salad recipe.

Chilled Avocado Soup

Chilled Avocado Soup

Chilled avocado soup is light with fresh cucumber, watercress and lime. If you don't like cold soup, you can heat it up and serve with crusty bread.

Asparagus and Pesto Tarts

Asparagus and Pesto Tarts

Individual asparagus and pesto tarts make perfcet starters when asparagus is in season.

Dahl Fritters With Minty Peas

Dahl Fritters With Minty Peas

Dahl fritters filled with herbs and spices and served with a fresh pea dip make a delicious sharing starter.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

A healthy and warming vegetarian creamy pumpkin soup recipe with chilli to give it a little extra kick in flavour - plus it's great for beating colds and fat-burning.

Smoked Trout with Horseradish, Beetroot and Cress

Smoked Trout with Horseradish, Beetroot and Cress

A simple-to-prepare smoked trout salad with rocket, beetroot and horseradish cream recipe, packed full of flavour. See the smoked trout with horseradish, beetroot and cress recipe.

Spicy Crab Courgette Flowers

Spicy Crab Courgette Flowers

Shelina Permaloo's spicy crab courgette flowers are an easy but impressive starter thata er ready in 20 mintes.

Orange, Fennel and Hazelnut Salad

Orange, Fennel and Hazelnut Salad

Zingy orange, fennel and hazelnut salad has a ginger and chilli dressing to make a refreshing starter recip.

Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail

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Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail

Try a updated take on classic prawn cocktail, with red chicory and tender crayfish in this crayfish and prawn cocktail recipe

Smoked Salmon with Capers, Onion and Egg

Smoked Salmon with Capers, Onion and Egg

This traditional smoked salmon with capers, onion and egg recipe is simple and easy to prepare.

Smoked Haddock, Gruyère and Saffron Tart

Smoked Haddock, Gruyère and Saffron Tart

Possibly one of the best savoury tart recipes of all time, you?ll find yourself going back for another piece of this delicious fish smoked haddock, Gruyère and saffron tart recipe.

Buffalo Mozzarella with Crispy Serrano Ham

Buffalo Mozzarella with Crispy Serrano Ham

A simple starter of creamy mozzarella, crispy serrano ham and roasted red peppers in oil.

Dukkah Eggs with Griddled Asparagus

Dukkah Eggs with Griddled Asparagus

These delicious soft boiled dukkah eggs with grilled asparagus and hummus make a spring starter that will get everyone talking See the dukkah eggs with asparagus recipe.

Smoked Mackerel Ravioli

Smoked Mackerel Ravioli

Take your time over smoked mackerel ravioli for a show-off dinner party starter.

Seeded Tear and Share Camembert Bread

Seeded Tear and Share Camembert Bread

Make a seeded tear and share bread wreath with oozing camembert for dipping as a starter centrepiece at a casual dinner party.