New Years Eve Appetizer


Happy New Year!!! While 2011 was incredibly good to me, I’m feeling especially excited for 2012. I have a feeling it’s going to be a huge year and can’t wait to see what’s to come in the next 12 months. I hope you and yours had a nice New Years, however you decided to ring it in. Funk and I were lucky enough to celebrate with great friends as we bid adieu to 2011. We enjoyed some great food and drinks (including this amazing apple sangria that my friend Pam made) and I made Eating Well’s Caramelized Onion and Shrimp Bruschetta. Even though I made some minor modifications, it was delicious! I love anything that has a sweet and savory combo, and the currants and capers were a surprisingly perfect pair.



  • 1/2 cup golden raisins – I used currants
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 thin slices baguette, toasted – I used large whole grain crackers
  • 24 peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, (26-30 per pound)

For specific preparation instructions, click here.

Step 1: Sautee onions for a loooooong time so they go from this:


To this:


Then add currants, capers, salt and pepper.

Step 2:


Step 3:


Step 4:


These were a big hit! My only recommendation is to top the crackers (or toasted baguette) right before serving. Otherwise, they’ll get a bit soggy from the moisture in the onions. I’m tucking this recipe away into my “insanely good appetizer recipe file” to make for future parties. Usually I’m the gal who brings cut up veggies and hummus, but not any more after making this recipe!   

Wishing you and yours a ver happy and healthy New Year!

One Comment

  1. Posted January 8, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    ooh, this sounds fantastic!! happy new year 🙂

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