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12 Asian-Fusion Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres (Photos)

First Posted: 12/19/2011 5:10 pm   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am

The holidays are finally here, and we all know what that means: It's cocktail party season. Now, more than any other time of year, we dust off our cocktail glasses and pull out our hors d'oeuvres recipes. We all have tried-and-true recipes in our repertoire that we turn to again and again while entertaining, but this time around you might want to try something different -- something new and exciting. And, we have got just the thing for you: Asian-fusion hors d'oeuvres.

Whether you want to throw an entirely Asian-themed party, or just want to add a couple of new recipes to your usual holiday line-up, we have got recipes to entice everyone. From springrolls to dumplings to chicken wings, some of these recipes are very simple to put together and others require a bit more experience, but they are all guaranteed to add to your holiday party's success.

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  • Thai Green Curry Hot Wings

    Everyday chicken wings take on an Asian flare with Thai green curry. A little bit spicy, and very much party worthy, these wings will surely be a hit. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Thai Green Curry Hot Wings</a> recipe</strong>

  • Snow Peas With Toasted Sesame Seeds

    The light crunch of the snow peas make them a welcome addition to any holiday spread. The sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds takes this Asian snack food to the next level. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Snow Peas with Toasted Sesame Seeds</a> recipe</strong>

  • Sesame Noodle Nori Rolls

    Easy to grab and eat with your hands, these vegetarian sesame-noodle nori rolls stray from the norm. Rather than being paired alongside a peanut sauce, this roll is complemented with a tahini sesame dressing. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Sesame Noodle Nori Rolls</a> recipe</strong>

  • Roasted Chicken Skewers With Peanut Sauce

    Using roasted chicken is a nice change from the normally grilled skewers, and helps keep the chicken moist and flavorful. The skewers are served with an Indonesian-style peanut sauce, which offers all four essential flavors of Asian cooking -- sweet, sour, salty and hot. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Roasted Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce</a> recipe</strong>

  • Butternut-Squash-And-Sage Wontons

    Not completely Asian in flavor, these wontons are stuffed with the bounty of winter. They can be served as a playful hor d'oeurvres -- either steamed or fried depending on your personal preference. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons</a> recipe</strong>

  • Pork-and-Kimchi Dumplings

    It is hard to find someone who doesn't appreciate a good dumpling, and these dumplings are sure to blow your guest away. Stuffed with ground pork and kimchi, they can be made with gyoza wrappers which significantly simplifies the process. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Pork-and-Kimchi Dumplings</a> recipe</strong>

  • Vietnamese Meatballs

    Scallions, ginger and cilantro come together and give this classic dish an Asian flare. The recipe calls for ground chicken which is delicious when paired with the richness of the peanut dipping sauce. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Vietnamese Meatballs</a> recipe</strong>

  • Vegetable Summer Rolls With Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce

    Vegetable summer rolls make a nice, light snack. Filled with peppers and avocado they will remind your guests of the freshness of the summer. Another perk: They are a cinch to put together. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Vegetable Summer Rolls with Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce</a> recipe</strong>

  • Korean Sushi Rolls With Walnut-Edamame Crumble

    The Korean sushi rolls are like nothing you have ever tasted before. Stuffed with an array of unexpected ingredients -- like edamame, walnuts and molasses -- these tasty nibbles will open up your mind to the different types of rolls you can create. The possibilities are endless! <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Korean Sushi Rolls with Walnut-Edamame Crumble</a> recipe</strong>

  • Baked Crab Rangoon

    Crab rangoon is a favorite Chinese restaurant appetizer. This recipe is baked rather than fried, making it a lighter -- and healthier -- snack for you and your guests. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Baked Crab Rangoon</a> recipe</strong>

  • Bacon-Wrapped Rice Cakes With A Jalapeno Ponzu

    These chewy rice cakes -- a Korean snack -- are contrasted against the smoky, crispy bacon. The ponzu gets a fiery kick with jalapeno, which adds a nice complexity to this dish. One perk of having it on your holiday menu is that you can easily make this recipe the day before. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Bacon-wrapped Rice Cakes with a Jalapeno Ponzu</a> recipe</strong>

  • Lemony Broccoli Tempura Spears

    This recipe calls for long-speared broccoli that is fried in a lemon-spiked tempura batter. Look for extra-long broccoli spears to make for easy handling and dipping. Serve it alongside a sweetened soy sauce dip. <strong>Get the <a href="" target="_hplink">Lemony Broccoli Tempura Spears</a> recipe</strong>

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