A host’s best friend: holiday skewers

Holiday skewer

Holiday skewer

Holiday parties should be about having a good time together– for your guests as well as you. Unfortunately, hosting a family dinner too often means spending most of one’s time in the kitchen or running around the house making sure everyone has enough to drink and eat. Of course, it should not be that way. So here’s a little culinary trick to allow you to enjoy what is usually one the most time-consuming moments of a holiday party: the aperitif. For this holiday season, do not worry about those hors d’oeuvres you have to get in and out of the oven and go chat with your guests as everyone is catching up on the family news.

These holiday skewers are sure to please the whole family, as each and everyone can pick and what they wish. And, most importantly, you can prepare them well in advance and store them in the fridge. Just don’t forget to take them out some time before the guests arrive!

Here’s my holiday skewers recipe!


  • Skewers (count 1 or 2 per guest)
  • Cured sausage: chorizo or salami
  • Mozzarella (or bocconcini) and aged cheddar
  • Cold meats: prosciutto, genoa salami
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Caperberries

*You can of course add or remove some of the ingredients above as you please. However, I strongly suggest you choose quality cold meats and cheeses. It’s the Holidays, after all!


  • Assemble skewers. You can start with the ingredient you wish but make sure to finish with something that will hold the skewer altogether, like a caperberry. Avoid tomatoes, which fall off too easily.
  • If you want to season, sprinkle each skewer with salt and pepper; drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Store in the fridge and take out approximately 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve at room temperature with a choice of In Snax crisps.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Holiday skewer

Holiday skewer

En français


  • Brochettes (compter 1 ou 2 par invité)
  • Saucisson: chorizo ou salami
  • Mozzarella (ou bocconcini) et vieux cheddar
  • Viandes froides: prosciutto, salami de Gênes
  • Tomates cerises
  • Basilic frais
  • Caperons

*Vous pouvez bien sûr ajouter ou enlever des ingrédients à votre guise. Toutefois, je vous suggère fortement d’acheter des viandes froides ou des fromages de qualité. C’est les fêtes, après tout!

Méthode :

  • Assembler les brochettes. Vous pouvez commencer avec l’ingrédient de votre choix, mais assurez-vous de finir la brochette avec quelque choser qui va tenir le tout ensemble, comme un caperon. Éviter les tomates, qui tombent trop facilement.
  • Si vous voulez assaisonner, saupoudrer chaque brochette de sel et de poivre et arroser d’un filet d’huile d’olive extra vierge.
  • Réserver au réfrigérateur et sortir à peu près une heure avant de servir.
  • Servir à température ambiante et accompagner de croustilles In Snax.

Bon appétit et joyeuses fêtes!

cheria signaturexxoo

Tags: , , , , ,

Search by recipe type :

Search by product:

No comments.

Leave a Reply