Smoked duck & pear appetizer spoons

Smoked duck and pear appetizer spoons recip

Have you ever tried appetizer spoons? It’s the solution to turn any dish you like into finger-food! Possibilities are endless, all you need is Chinese soup spoons and a little imagination…Mix textures and flavors, have fun! You can make sweet ones, warm ones…They’re just great when you need to feed many people but don’t have space enough to have them all around a dinner table. Parisian appartments are pretty small (or expensive!), it explains I’m a huge fan of appetizer spoons ;-)

These ones are made with smoked duck and pear slices, but what gives it a special flavor is its spice and honey vinaigrette. Four spices blend is a widely used mixture in France, made with cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg. if you can’t find it already made, mix 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon with 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground clove and 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. you can also add it 1 teaspoon of ground white pepper if you like. In that case, don’t add pepper to the below recipe.

Preparation time: 10 mn

Ingredients (for 10 spoons)

10 smoked duck slices
3/4 pear
2 tablespoons of walnut oil
1/2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon of four spices mix
Salt & pepper


1/ In a bowl, blend oil, vinegar, honey and spices (including salt & pepper).

2/ Peel and slice pear.

3/ Fill spoons with a piece of pear, topped with a smoked duck slice and another pear piece.

4/ Add a little vinaigrette to your spoons.

5/ That’s it! Ready to serve :-)

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3 thoughts on “Smoked duck & pear appetizer spoons

  1. 03/30/2009 at 10:29 PM

    I am a big fan of appetizer spoons. And these look particularly lovely.

  2. 04/04/2009 at 9:28 PM

    I love all of your appetizers!! This one I absolutely adore!! MMMMMM….

  3. Issie
    07/19/2009 at 8:15 AM

    I have never tried appertizer spoons, but it looks a great idea if you have friends around for aperatif’s.
    I have seen the spoons for sale in Casa in Chateauroux, will have to buy some and try this recipe out. LOVE DUCK

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