Party Penguins - A Quirky Quick Bite

IPL matches offer the easiest excuse to stay at home and catch up with a bunch of friends. Food, beer and a big screen TV are all that one requires to have a good time. While the beer and TV is forever present in the house, it's the food requires a little bit of preparation.

Although i's an easy alternative, I am bored of serving up cheese next to my munchies every time I throw a party. It's time to pep things up. It’s time for a quick change in the menu. Grab a pen and some paper to write this one down, because these penguins are as happy as Pharell Williams’s Happy song!

Prep time: 30 mins

Yield: 25 penguins

Ingredients:

1. Black pitted olives - 1 small jar (containing 50-60 olives)

2. Cream Cheese - 1 can (150 gms)

3. Carrots - 3-4 (pick all similar shaped carrots for a uniformed result)

4. Tooth Picks - 1 box (50 toothpicks)

Method:

  • Peel the carrots, and using a pairing knife slit through the carrot lengthwise. Cut a V-shaped strip of the carrot and save it for the beak of the penguin.
  • Cut the carrots into ½ cm thick slices. These will make the feet of the penguins.
  • Divide the olives into 2 equal parts.
  • Slit open 1 part of the olives length wise, making an oval cut in the centre of the olive. Make sure you do not cut it through.
  • Remove the cream cheese in a bowl and whisk it till its fluffy.
  • Put this fluffy cream cheese in a piping bag and pipe it in the olives, which are slit from the centre. Finish all the olives and place it on an individual slice of carrot.
  • Take the strip of the carrot and cut it into 1 inch each.
  • Place these in the olives horizontally forming a beak of the penguin.
  • Place these penguin heads on the top of the body and nail it down with a toothpick.
  • Store them in the fridge till the party begins.

Place these penguins on a nice crystal platter on the bar along with the other munchies.

Article and Images by - Harsh Dixit

four seasons logo Four Seasons Recommends -

Four Seasons Sauvignon Blanc makes for a perfect aperitif and pairs excellently with black pitted olives, carrots & cream cheese, making it apt for this recipe.Enjoyed best at 8° - 10°.

Party Penguins - A Quirky Quick Bite

Harsh Dixit

IPL matches offer the easiest excuse to stay at home and catch up with a bunch of friends. Food, beer and a big screen TV are all that one requires to have a good time. While the beer and TV is forever present in the house, it's the food requires a little bit of preparation.

Although i's an easy alternative, I am bored of serving up cheese next to my munchies every time I throw a party. It's time to pep things up. It’s time for a quick change in the menu. Grab a pen and some paper to write this one down, because these penguins are as happy as Pharell Williams’s Happy song!

Prep time: 30 mins

Yield: 25 penguins

Ingredients:

1. Black pitted olives - 1 small jar (containing 50-60 olives)

2. Cream Cheese - 1 can (150 gms)

3. Carrots - 3-4 (pick all similar shaped carrots for a uniformed result)

4. Tooth Picks - 1 box (50 toothpicks)

Method:

  • Peel the carrots, and using a pairing knife slit through the carrot lengthwise. Cut a V-shaped strip of the carrot and save it for the beak of the penguin.
  • Cut the carrots into ½ cm thick slices. These will make the feet of the penguins.
  • Divide the olives into 2 equal parts.
  • Slit open 1 part of the olives length wise, making an oval cut in the centre of the olive. Make sure you do not cut it through.
  • Remove the cream cheese in a bowl and whisk it till its fluffy.
  • Put this fluffy cream cheese in a piping bag and pipe it in the olives, which are slit from the centre. Finish all the olives and place it on an individual slice of carrot.
  • Take the strip of the carrot and cut it into 1 inch each.
  • Place these in the olives horizontally forming a beak of the penguin.
  • Place these penguin heads on the top of the body and nail it down with a toothpick.
  • Store them in the fridge till the party begins.

Place these penguins on a nice crystal platter on the bar along with the other munchies.

Article and Images by - Harsh Dixit

four seasons logo Four Seasons Recommends -

Four Seasons Sauvignon Blanc makes for a perfect aperitif and pairs excellently with black pitted olives, carrots & cream cheese, making it apt for this recipe.Enjoyed best at 8° - 10°.

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