Sweet, Savory and Sexy Appetizers for Valentine’s Day
Opposites attract and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with this Sweet-and-Savory Combo made from delicate and delicious Kataifi dough. Use as gorgeous bookends to a romantic meal, or skip the steak or salmon main courses and just snack on these creative and tasty dishes.
“This Valentine’s Day spread is a great way to start and end a romantic dinner for two,” said Steve Kontos, vice president and owner of Kontos Foods. “Kontos Kataifi Dough is a Greek specialty and wrapping it around brie makes for a decadent appetizer. The Berry and Apricot-Glazed Kataifi Nests, filled with custard and fresh fruit, are delicate and tasty morsels. Together these dishes provide beautiful accents to a special meal.”
These might look like a professional pastry chef created them, but using Kataifi Dough from Kontos Foods, maker of artisan flatbreads and other ethnic foods, both dishes easily come together in minutes, for even novice chefs. Fresh fruits, quality cheese, custards and jam will ensure the best results.
You’ll be looking for excuses to make these two dishes, separately or together, to impress your sweetheart. Bon appétit!
Note: The little “nests” have captured our imaginations here at Basil & Salt Magazine and we can also see these little beauties gracing the Easter dessert table with chocolate eggs for the kiddos. The ideas are limitless! Get creative, we would love to see what you come up with!
Berry and Apricot-Glazed Kataifi Nests Serves 2 Ingredients
Berry Apricot-Glazed Kataifi Nests
Berry and Apricot-Glazed Kataifi Nests
Kataifi-Wrapped Baked Brie
About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steve, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA.