We love starters. While they’re wonderful all on their own, they can also be like the introductory elements you’d find in any great book, movie, or play. They set the scene and the tone of what’s to come. Satisfying and intriguing, they also whet your appetite for more. They can be complex or simple. One of our favourites in fact, is an incredibly delicious Salade Caprese where dark balsamic vinegar is drizzled over fresh tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. There are so many things you can do with starters and so many ways you can be creative. Your guests will love you for it!

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

3 tablespoons of Olive Us Butter Olive Oil 2 tablespoons of Olive Us Jalapeno or Baklouti Fused Olive Oil 1 medium chopped onion 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 2 cups of sweet corn (thawed) 1/2 cup of heavy cream 2 lbs. of Yukon gold potatoes – cut in small cubes. 2 teaspoons of Old Bay…
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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

20-25 Baby Bella Mushrooms 2 tablespoons Olive Us Garlic Olive Oil Salt to taste Stuffing: 8 oz of cream cheese (room temp) 4 oz of crab meat – chopped finely. 1 tablespoons of Olive Us Basil Olive Oil 4 minced garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon of paprika 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon of…
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Herbs de Provence Hummus

2 – 15 oz. cans organic garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained. 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon Olive Us Roasted Japanese Sesame Oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup Olive Us Herbs de Provence Olive Oil 2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of…
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Vietnamese Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls

1 package clear edible rice paper sheets 1/2 lb. 20 shrimp 21/25(cooked, peeled, deveined, halved) 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, washed and dried 1 bunch or bag of fresh baby spinach leaves (washed and dried) 1cucumber peeled and cut into very, very thin strips 1 carrot peeled and then shaved in to long, thin strips…
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Thai Curry Coconut Mussels

Such a phenomenally flavourful and easy meal to make! Perfect served with garlic bread to soak up all the sauce. A must try! 2 lbs fresh mussels 1 can full-fat coconut milk ½ C White wine 4 Tbsp Olive Us Single Varietal EVOO (or Garlic, Tuscan Herb, or Basil Olive Oil) 2 Tbsp garlic, chopped…
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