Deliciously Dark and Sophisticated Halloween Party Food
Halloween is not just for kiddies. We round up a selection of recipes that make for seriously sophisticated adult Halloween party food. You’ll probably have your work cut out for you with these dishes, but the result will be well worth it.
Sophisticated Halloween Party Food
Your guests will love these spooky and sophisticated Halloween party food ideas.
Squid Ink Gnocchi with a Slow Cooked Egg Yolk and Parmesan
A deceptively simple dish that will take a bit of care to produce, but makes for a beautiful main. The egg yolk coats the gnocchi as a silky sauce, sage butter adds richness and the Parmesan brings a nutty depth of flavour.
Mushroom Truffles with Roasted Garlic Aioli
These heavenly (or perhaps devilishly) bite-sized truffles are packed with earthy mushroom flavour. Roasting the garlic takes away the pungency and adds a wonderful toasted flavour. One of our favourites for sophisticated Halloween party food.
Salmon Mi-cuit with Beluga Lentils
Roughly translated from French, mi-cuit means ‘half cooked’. This method of brining and slow cooking gives the salmon a succulent, tender texture.
Octopus with a Squid Ink Beurre Noir
A twist on a traditional beurre blanc; squid ink makes the sauce deliciously dark. There’s something delightfully sinister about a severed octopus tentacle as Halloween food!
Did you know? An old wives tale suggests that cooking octopus with a cork helps tenderise it. Urban myth suggests that the cork from the wine bottle fell into the pot when cooking and that started the tradition. Since tough octopus is not appealing, it may well be worth a try whatever the legend! Read more fun food superstitions.
Spicy Salmon Squares
Ready in under 30 minutes, serve either hot or cold, these bites are an entertainer’s delight!
Pork Belly Skewers
Give your guest a mouthful of roast pork perfection with apple, a winning combo!
Balsamic Toffee Beets
An adult take on the iconic toffee apple, paired with pumpkin seed brittle.
Vanilla Glazed Mini Cronuts
Your dinner party will need to end on a sweet note… these are a little cumbersome to make, but can be done well in advance. Plus, they are radically tasty!
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