Garner’s pickled onions have been working with celeb chef Nigel Barden and have created tasty unusual canapés for the festive period.
Fancy trying these fun recipes out?
- 1 cucumber – even better if it has a bend in it!
- 4 wafer thin slices of Parma/Argyll ham
- 150g Lanark Blue/Roquefort cheese
- 1 jar Garner’s Sweet Pickled Baby Onions, drained
- Cocktail sticks
- Red pepper for forked tongue!
- Rinse and dry cucumber.
- Cut a thin slice off one side to create a flat base.
- Mark skin with a canelling knife if wished.
- Thread the wooden sticks with a Garner’s Sweet Baby Pickled Onion, a nugget of cheese, weave on a sliver of ham and finish with an onion.
- Jab completed sticks into the cucumber in 2 wavy ‘tramlines’ up the centre from end to end.
- Use a small vegetable knife to shape a mouth at one end and push in a piece of red bell pepper shaped as a forked tongue to complete the snake.
- You can add more features if you wish such as attaching 2 pickled onion eyes
Grilled Goat’s Cheese Croutes with Pickled Shallots.
- 1 jar Garner’s Pickled Shallots, drained
- 1 french stick
- Olive oil to drizzle
- 1 jar pesto
- Your favourite fresh goat’s cheese/ Camembert
- Pre heat oven 180 C/ Gas No4.
- Slice bread obliquely to create diagonal pieces.
- Line a metal tray with baking parchment and fill tray with slices of bread.
- Drizzle lightly with oil.
- Place a thin wedge of cheese on each slice and press in a couple of pickled shallots.
- Add a dot of pesto and roast in oven for approx 5 minutes until cheese just melting around the onion.
- Delicious served immediately.
Haggis and Original Pickled Onion Tartlets.
- 1 jar Garner’s Original Pickled Onions, drained
- 1 small haggis, freshly cooked or you can use black pudding
- 1 jar cranberry sauce
- 1 sliced white loaf/ ready made pastry tartlets
- Melted butter for brushing
- Pre heat oven to 180 C/ Gas No4.
- Using a rolling pin flatten bread slices a little.
- Butter a bun tray and use a cutter to make circles of the bread to fit dimples on tray.
- Brush bread lightly with butter and bake in oven for approx 10 minutes until crisp and golden.
- Remove from tray and repeat with remaining bread to make as many canapé cases as you require.
- When required, fill cases with warm haggis, a teaspoon tip of cranberry sauce and top with a chopped Garner’s Original Pickled Onion.
Recipe and photo credit by- Pickled Onion Lovers