Potted shrimps are a British dinner party classic and, if you find a fishmonger who sells peeled brown shrimps, they are a cinch to make too.
Delicious spread on sourdough bread, this traditional pork terrine needs to be made one to two days before it is served (to allow the flavours to mature and develop), so you can spend more time with your guests.
Light, fluffy and utterly delicious, loose your fear of the soufflé. These rich Gruyere cheese soufflés are easy to prepare and will make the perfect veggie starter served with a crisp green salad.
Succulent, spicy and beautifully presented on a crisp lettuce leaf, this easy starter dish has a good kick of flavour and is sure to become a dinner party staple.
A big platter of gravlax served with a variety of rye breads and crackers makes the perfect elegant dinner party starter – and it takes barely any effort too.
Nothing beats a bowl of classic French onion soup. The combination of lowly cooked caramelised onions, sherry-infused broth, and toasted cheese on crusty bread is delicious.
Soft and succulent, the delicate flavour of the scallops combines perfectly with the sprouting broccoli in this great dinner party starter option.
Quick, easy and beautifully sweet, these vibrant tomato tarts are a great vegetarian option for a dinner party starter, and can be ready within half an hour.
No one will be able to resist these freshly shucked oysters cooked in a thin, crisp, light tempura batter .
Easy to prepare and beautifully vibrant, this earthy starter of roasted beetroot and crumbled feta cheese is perfect served with some fresh crusty bread.
Luxuriously creamy, this tasty soup is especially good served with some prawn and crab toasts.
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