Posts tagged: appetizers

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Apples

Have a hearty and flavorful appetizer with this brussels sprouts with bacon and apples recipe. This is a quick and easy to cook dish – a delicious but simple combination of brussels sprouts, onion and green apple.


• 1 lb Brussels sprouts (rinsed and halved)
• 1 yellow onion (diced)
• 2 green apples (chopped)
• 4 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled to bits)
• 1 tbsp butter
• salt to taste
• black pepper to taste
• some finely chopped parsley (optional)


Set a pot over high heat.
Pour some water and bring to a boil.
Put a steamer basker on the pot.
Add halved Brussels sprouts.
Cover the lid.
Let it cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
Once done, remove from the pot and set aside.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Melt 1 tbsp of butter.
Add diced yellow onion.
Season with salt to taste.
Saute onion for 5 minutes or until soft.
Once soft, add chopped green apples.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Stir and cook for 5-10 minutes or until apples are soft.
Add the steamed Brussels sprouts and finely chopped parsley.
Stir to combine.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate.
Top it off with cooked bacon bits.
Serve and enjoy!

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon + Apples
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Potato Wedges Recipe | How to Make Baked Potato Wedges

Baked potato wedges are the perfect side dish to accompany a delicious dinner meal. This dish is made up primarily of unpeeled large potatoes cut into wedges and coated with a savory dressing. Classic combos for potato wedges are bacon strips and shredded cheese. You can also serve with dips of your choice like mayonnaise, marinara, mustard, or chili sauce.


• 3 medium potatoes (unpeeled and sliced into wedges)
• 1 tbsp salt
• 1 tsp baking soda


• salt to taste
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp oregano powder
• 1 tsp rosemary
• 2 tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 370 F.

Set a pot and fill it with water.
Add 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda.
Let it heat.
Once heated, add potato wedges.
Let it boil for 6 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Remove from the heat and drain the water.
Set aside.


Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add the ingredients for the dressing.
Mix well.
Add the boiled potato wedges to the bowl.
Carefully mix to coat the potato wedges.
Transfer to a parchment-lined baking tray.
Place it inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 15 minutes.
Flip the wedges and bake again for 15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve with your favorite dip.

Potato Wedges Recipe - How To Make Baked Potato Wedges
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Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms | Mushroom Recipe

This cheese stuffed mushrooms recipe from Chef Varun is perfect as an appetizer, snack, or side dish. The mushroom caps are stuffed with cheese and a savory onion-based filling. It has a perfect balance of cheesy and spicy flavor. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook.


• 10-15 button mushrooms
• 2 tbsp oil

• 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 green chili (chopped)
• 1 tsp garlic (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp ginger (finely chopped)
• 1 cup red onions (finely chopped)
• salt to taste
• 1 tsp red chili powder
• 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tbsp black pepper powder
• 1/2 cup tomatoes (diced)
• 2 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
• 1 processed cheese (grated for the filling)

• 1/2 cup processed cheese (grated for garnishing)


Remove the stems of each button mushroom.
Carefully scrape off meat of each button mushroom.
Set the mushroom caps aside.

Finely chop the stems and meat of the mushrooms.
Set aside for later use.

Set a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add 2 tbsp of oil and heat it.
Add cumin seeds, chopped green chili, and finely chopped garlic and ginger.
Saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add finely chopped red onions and salt to taste.
Saute for 1 minute or until onions are soft.
Add diced tomatoes, chopped mushrooms, and half of the chopped coriander leaves.
Add seasonings – red chili powder and turmeric powder.
Mix and cook until cooked.
Switch off the heat.
Add grated processed cheese.
Mix until cheese is melted and well combined while still hot.
Season with black pepper powder.
Mix well.

Fill each button mushroom cap with the mixture.
Sprinkle grated processed cheese on top of each mushroom.
Set a pan over medium heat.
Add a little bit of oil and heat it.
Place the stuffed button mushrooms in the pan.
Cover the pan.
Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Once done, remove from the heat and transfer stuffed mushrooms to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - Mushroom Recipe
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