It's that time of year again – the weather is chilly (or downright blizzard-y), Christmas decorations are going up and, of course – it's the height of football season! Whether you're trying to figure out what to bring to your next holiday party or hosting a get-together to watch the big game, why not go for something different than the same old chicken wings or chips and dip? Today we're offering up some easy appetizers with Asian flair.
5 Easy Asian Appetizers
One of the best things about football is chowing down on delicious snacks while watching the game. Here are five easy-to-make Asian appetizers that are perfect for football watching or any other get-together.
Made with your choice of pork or beef, these meatballs only take about 20 minutes to make. The tasty sauce is made with traditional Asian flavors like hoisin sauce, soy sauce and rice vinegar – all ingredients that you can probably find in the international aisle of your local grocery store.
Homemade fried wontons take a bit of time to assemble, but really aren't that difficult to make. Try this straightforward recipe from AllRecipes with a filling of pork, green onion and water chestnuts. If you prefer a cream cheese-filled wonton, this recipe from the Pioneer Woman includes detailed step-by-step instructions with helpful photos for each step.
Finally, a dip you won't feel guilty eating! Edamame beans are packed with nutrients and make the perfect base for this fresh-tasting dip. Add more or less cayenne pepper to make it as mild or spicy as you like. Serve with Kahiki Egg Rolls or assorted sliced veggies.
Marinated in a soy sauce and lemon juice mixture, this easy shrimp recipe only requires a handful of ingredients to deliver bold flavor. Try serving the shrimp on skewers to make it more finger-food friendly.
Again, this is an appetizer you can customize to suit your tastes – toss in your favorite diced veggies and your favorite flavor of Kahiki Tempura Chicken with sauce. You could also include some chopped water chestnuts to give these an added crunch. We hope these easy Asian appetizers serve as the perfect accompaniment to your next game day or holiday gathering.
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