Canapes around the world

Back in November 2018, Whistler Multicultural Network was given an opportunity to showcase multicultural food at the annual Community Foundation of Whistler (CFOW) reception. Our chef Petr from the Czech Republic chose 6 types of canapes from 3 different countries: Japan, Spain and the Czech Republic.

The prep team and serving teams, made of our Whistler Multicultural Network members, worked very hard to make this catering opportunity a huge success. Everyone loved the colorful, tasty and diverse food! One event participant and community member was so impressed that he decided to donate to CFOW just because of the food we offered. Isn’t it amazing?!

Below you will find a recipe from Spain.

Recipe for the Crostini with sun dried tomatoes jam (Spain)

Ingredients:

  • 0,45 kg sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped, oil reserved
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, 1/3 of tablespoon of the reserved sun-dried tomato oil, olive oil, onion, and garlic. Stir and cook until the onions are soft and beginning to brown at the edges, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the sugar, vinegar, water, chicken broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove the cover and continue simmering until most of the liquid is reduced and the mixture is the consistency of jam, about 5 to 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside