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Aug032011

Everything Tastes Better on a Stick!

Let’s admit it—everything tastes better on a stick. There’s just something about skewers, toothpicks and Popsicle sticks that make food more easy and enjoyable. At weddings, it’s just as easy to prepare these dishes. We’ll take a look at some appetizers, main course options, and desserts - all that can be served on a stick!

Let’s start with some on-the-stick appetizers.

Caprice Salad...on a stick

This Caprice salad option featured on Terry’s Table  is simple, fresh, and fantastic as a meatless option for guests. All you need are grape tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and a basil leaf skewered on a toothpick splashed with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Sandwiches...on a stick

Photo from Panini Happy

Finger sandwiches are a light option for guests as well, and can be easily customized according to taste. Sandwich skewers can include toasted bread, tomatoes, lettuce, and a variety of meats and cheeses, or even just a simple grilled cheese.

Turkey Meatballs… on a stick

Photo from Gina's Skinny Recipes

SkinnyTaste is a website that features low-fat, family recipes. Their Southwest turkey meatball recipe and creamy cilantro dipping sauce is the perfect one-bite appetizer. The full recipe can be found for southwest turkey meatballs can be found here, but a few of the main ingredients include lean, ground turkey, jalapeño, and bread crumbs.

 

Main course options are typically heavier than appetizers, so using full skewers is a good measure for the amount of food served.

Photo from Food Network

For those new to the grill, Food Network features an exclusive how-to on kebabs, giving recipes for over 50 different kebab recipes, including beef satay, buccaneer pork with pineapple, and grilled margarita chicken skewers. They also include simple step-by-step instructions for proper grilling and serving techniques.  Here is a link to the full list of recipes.

 

One of the sweetest parts of a wedding is the dessert, and serving dessert on a stick is a fun way for guests to interact and enjoy the last part of their meal.

Fruit… on a stick

Photo from Family Fresh Cooking

In terms of fresh fruit as a dessert, there are endless possibilities.  Family Fresh Cooking displays chocolate-dipped spiced fruit on a stick as appetizers.  Fruit can be individually placed on sticks, like this watermelon, or as a variety in frozen kebabs.

Watermelon on a Stick | Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops

Deserts...on a stick

The Decorated Cookie Blog dedicates an entire section of their website to desserts on sticks, including a couple of different takes on the classic s’mores recipe.

S'more Cake Pops | S'mores on a stick

There are also some great ideas and recipes for cookies on a stick, especially these fantastic fondant gerbera daisies

Cupcakes… on a stick

Cupcakes on a Stick

Finally, Sweet Paul gives a classic dessert a modern twist by placing cupcakes on skewers. His website includes a recipe for 12 large or 24 miniature cupcakes.

Reader Comments (1)

April: Thank you so much for the mention and attribution of the caprese skewers.

I've made Gina's Asian Turkey Meatballs (which are amazing), but had not seen her Southwest Turkey Meatballs. I'll certainly give them a try.

Thanks again,
Terri

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerri @ Terri's Table
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