Along with the crabs we were served an assortment of finger foods and beautiful platter dishes. I didn't want to come empty handed and brought these Antipasto Skewers. Antipasto means "before the meal", an appetizer. We were treated to deviled eggs and a 7 layer Mexican Dip.
For my skewers I chose to include some of our favorite antipasto items. I love the cipollini onions that are marinated in a sweet and tangy marinade, the mushrooms that are tart and spicy with italian dressing and my all time favorite, artichoke hearts. I planned on 20 skewers so I bought enough of each of these three items to add 6 or 7 to one-third of the skewers. This gave some variety to the skewers so they were not all the same. (see top picture) To this I added some salami, mozzarella balls, tomatoes, olives and italian chicken sausage.
I served the dish with my favorite pesto sauce.
We all had a great time, our bellies were filled and wonderful memories were made.
Makes about 20 skewers
3 large Italian chicken Sausages, cooked and sliced into 1/4 thick pieces
1 container of small round mozzarella balls (they had about 23 in one container)
20 slices of your favorite salami
20 small cherry tomatoes
20 green olives
20 black olives
6-7 Cipollini onions (Olive Bar at Whole Foods)
6-7 marinated mushrooms (Olive Bar at Whole Foods)
6-7 marinated artichoke hearts (Olive Bar at Whole Foods)
Dressing or dipping sauce is optional
20 skewers--Mine were 10 inch wooded skewers, if you go larger, then you will need more ingredients
1. Gather ingredients and skewers. Find a large platter to add skewers to.
2. Add ingredients to skewers in any order. Stack skewers on platter. I alternated the rows so that they would stack evenly otherwise your tower of skewers will lean to one side.
3. When done, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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