Monday, July 6, 2015

Easy Summer Party Pleasers

These recipes will make you look like a gourmet chef. Keep plenty of Smithfield Ham Sausage, Ham Slices and Bacon on-hand for easy summer party pleasers!

Grilled Barbecue Shrimp: Soak large peeled raw shrimp in orange juice for 1 hour. Wrap each piece with half slice bacon and secure with pick. Brush with barbecue sauce and grill until bacon is done.

Honey Blues: Spread softened Blue Cheese on baguette slices, top with ham slices and drizzle with honey.

Crispy Ham Sausage and Cheese Wafers

Crispy Ham Sausage and Cheese Wafers
·         6 ounce Ham Sausage
·         8 ounce Shredded Cheddar cheese
·         1/2 lb Butter, softened to room temperature (important)
·         2 cup Flour
·         1/2 teaspoon Salt
·         1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
·         1 1/2 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook ham sausage according to package directions. Drain and cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Set aside. Combine cheese and butter. Add flour, salt and cayenne. Mix well until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Fold cooked ham sausage and cereal into flour mixture. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on baking pan 2-inches apart. Lightly flatten with fork. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Let cool 5 minutes on pan. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Makes: 4 1/2 dozen

These are very similar to the Southern cheese straw, but are rich, delicate wafers with crunch from the cereal and great flavor from the addition of the ham sausage.