Mango Appetizer with Spicy Tomato is served beautifully on top of goat cheese in an endive leaf. Mango appetizers are an explosion of delicious summer flavor, and these are perfect for a small dinner party, cocktail party or even for a lovely light lunch.Please note that the Spicy Tomato Preserves should be made well in advance. The recipe is here, and it will need to cook for a couple of hours, and then cool completely. It's best to make it at least a day ahead.
1dozensuper thin Serrano chile slices(from about 1 small Serrano chile pepper)
Cut the bottom inch or so off of the endive and gently wash the outer leaves with a damp paper towel. Then pull 1 dozen leaves off gently. If when you lay them down, they are super wobbly, use a paring knife to cut a sliver off of the bottom of each one, to create a base.
Spread 1 teaspoon of the goat cheese onto each leaf, placing them on a serving platter as you work.
Next add a teaspoon of the preserves, directly on top of the cheese.
Add a thin slice of mango on top -- you should make the slices to more or less fit over the preserves. Here's How to Cut a Mango.
Top each one with a Serrano slice.
Though best if assembled just before you're ready to serve, you can make these up to 30 minutes ahead of time. Keep them refrigerated until you're ready to serve.
Keywords appetizers for parties, good for summer dinner parties, exotic fruit recipes
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