Tasked with a seafood appetizer for a potluck party, requiring minimal assembly, but also friendly for pregnant friends. Thanks in advance!
How about shrimp remoulade? http://cooking.nytimes...
Shrimp cocktail, crabmeat ravigote on crostini, tuna-white bean salad.
I make this Ina Garten recipe but add shrimp to the lobster meat ( half and half)
I like the use of endive as the delivery system here. It's a tasty, under appreciated vegetable.
sliced cucumbers, top with some lox / nova / smoked salmon, any will do, and put a little bit of cream chesse and some fresh dill on top.
California roll sushi , the "crab" is fully cooked.
Canned smoked oysters on tiny crackers? (Pregnancy-friendly.)
I have a recipe for Moules Ravigote posted here - totally make ahead, cooked and served cool. Longtime favorite of mine, I usually serve it on a big platter for people to help themselves.
Bay shrimp with Pico de Gallo served with corn chips...gluten free, dairy free app that everyone likes.
This one is very popular at my parties. Plus no work at all... http://www.foodandwine... I sometimes add red pepper flakes. Sometimes a touch of cumin. Lemon zest. You can play with flavors
Good tasting dishes from three fishes, all of which are friendly to pregnant women and 2 of which (oily or dark fish) are especially good for them.
1) British mackerel pate. serve with rye bread or crisp toast. For example, this recipe:
2) Sardines, various recipes using fresh or canned, especially from Sicily or Portugal. Some cooked then served hot, others at room temp (if either of those fit your plan).
3) Whitefish spread or salad. A Jewish deli appetizer, which can be served on breads, crackers or vegetables (endive, cucumber etc). See this Mark Siegel recipe from epicurious: