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Roasted tomato short crust pastries
Channeling my inner My Kitchen rules South Africa season contestant (which is actually were I found this idea) and adapted it to what I assumed was all their ingredients and the flavors that I think will taste best together. So this is my spin on this sophisticated starter set to impress. The recipe below makes individual tarts per person and makes six 9-inch tartlets.
Butternut ravioli and creamy butter sage sauce
It doesn't get better than homemade ravioli! This can be served as a starter (about 3 to 4 pieces each) or as a main, in which case you will serve 7 to 8 pieces per person. I made this particular portion for 6 adults as a starter, thus the below recipe and sauce is for 24 pieces. My cousin taught me this recipe when she taught me how to make my own pasta dough, it is absolutely delicious and a total crowd pleaser.
Stuffed calamari with lemon butter sauce
My all time favorite starter from a restaurant is calamari tubes stuffed with halloumi cheese and drenched in greek lemon butter sauce. The restaurant is Margeritas in Bloemfontein (my home town city) and it is so amazing! Yes, I was a waitress there for over 3 years but I promise with no bias, it is really excellent. See the step by step recipe below Starter Calamari Squid Halloumi cheese Lemon butter sauce