Canapés are an excellent way to look after your guests at your wedding reception, whether right at the beginning prior to the main dinner, or in the evening as snacks while the dancing and drinks continue on through the night. Take a look at these simply mouth-watering recipes from some of the best chef’s Great Britain has to offer.
Some couples are opting to feature a range of canapés and drinks at their reception rather than holding formal dinners, which makes sense for smaller, intimate venues. Canapés are also handy to put together a day or two before the wedding, and they are easily to transport to the reception area. Bite-sized eating also allows guests to mingle more, as opposed to being locked into tables the whole night, which is fantastic to help new relations get to know each other and allow for old friends to catch up.
Savoury or sweet, nibbles are always appreciated, and this quick collection touches on three sorts of canapé recipes you could feature at your wedding reception: something swank, something simple and something sweet.
The Swank – Marinated Salmon, Oyster Mayonnaise and Croutons
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A phenomenal treat, this dish brings together three separate seaside flavours: salmon, oysters and lobster coral, or roe. This is a perfect canapé for beachside weddings, or simply for fans of seafood. The marinated salmon can be served suspended from wire, as seen here, but the slices are just as tasty served on a plate. Have a look at Great British Chef’s salmon recipes for more suggestions for this popular fish.
The Simple: Cheese Scones
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Cheese scones make a delicious snack for your guests without breaking the bank. Using household ingredients, this is an ideal canapé for small weddings, or as part of an array of other tidbits for guests to graze upon. The scones also work as blank, edible slates for a variety of savoury spreads, such as red onion chutney, tomato jam or olive tapenade. The Parmesan cheese in this recipe makes these scones wonderfully tasty, but be sure to choose a vegetarian cheese option if you will be having vegetarian guests.
The Sweet: Jaffa Cakes
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The classic Jaffa Cake is reborn into a delightful morsel by Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, making lovely use of the delicious and comforting combination of chocolate and oranges. This playful recipe is surprisingly easy to make, and would be an absolute delight as a sweet treat for guests of any age.
We really hope you’ve enjoyed these amazing canape recipes and send us any pictures of the canapes you choose for your wedding and parties!