'I LOVE making canapés! Being a caterer friends and clients often ask me what my favourite dish to prepare is. Well, I get a huge amount of pleasure from making canapés.
You are creating a meal in the form of a morsel and have the opportunity to mix some great flavours.
I also love the way they look on the platter. It’s important to present them beautifully and that appeals to my artistic side.' Jennie
These days it is common to enquire about your guests’ dietary requirements when hosting a party. The Pop-Up Dining Room will always provide a vegetarian option, but can also cater for vegans, nut allergies and those who are gluten free on request.
Thanks to the likes of Amelia Freer and Deliciously Ella, gluten free cooking has currently become more accessible for everyone with many people trying a gluten free diet for health benefits. This certainly makes things easier for those who are completely allergic to gluten as we all now have a larger repertoire for scrumptious, alternative treats.
Read on for a list of gluten free canapé ideas for your party and some top tips when catering for coeliacs…
There are so many delicious options that it can be hard to narrow the choice down but to give you an idea, here are the top 10 most popular gluten free canapés we regularly get asked to provide.
Red and green peppers with hummus
Vegetable fritters with a tomato, avocado and coriander salsa
Cucumber slices with tuna mayonnaise
Melon and Parma ham on rosemary sticks
Cherry tomato cups filled with lemon hummus
Little Gem boats with Cajan prawns and pineapple salsa
Baby plum tomato, mozzarella and basil skewers
Dates in blankets
Blue cheese, walnut and grapes sticks
Mini jacket potatoes with sour cream smoked mackerel pate
Range of canapés: Don’t forget to create a selection of tastes and textures. We recommend you also include some light and simple, fresh, salad vegetables such as the mixed peppers with hummus. Include meat, fish and vegetarian options.
Which core ingredients are naturally gluten free?
Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables (including potatoes), fruit, rice and lentils, which gives you plenty of scope.
Chocolate, fruit, whipped cream and meringue are a good starting point.
Prepare canapés for different dietary needs separately.
Make sure that all sauces are gluten free.
Most supermarkets have a great range of free from products these days. You can use some of the gluten free crackers or breads as a base for some canapés. Read the online reviews to discover which are the best.
Even the wine used in cooking needs to be carefully selected to avoid contamination. (Old world wine typically uses wooden barrels lined with wheat paste and therefore new world wines must be chosen).
Should you require help The Pop-Up Dining Room are on hand to help with your canapés.
We can prepare and deliver them to your home (Ninja canapés) or take over your kitchen and present and serve them to your guests.
To book your date in our diary give Jennie a call on 01395 44 55 25, or visit the website and send us a message at www.thepopupdiningroom.co.uk. We look forward to hearing all about your upcoming do!