5-Ingredient (or fewer!) Appetizers

Get your party started with these delicious finger foods. They look catered, but they’re super easy.

Thai Shrimp Skewers
Photographer Jean Allsopp

Thai Shrimp Skewers

Serve these skewered bites at your next party and your guests will rave for weeks. Creamy white coconut milk, hot curry, and a splash of aromatic fish sauce highlight the simple flavors of juicy shrimp.

½ cup light coconut milk
¼ cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 to 2 teaspoons red curry paste
24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1. Whisk together coconut milk, coconut, fish sauce, and curry paste in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss well. Chill 1 hour.

2. Grill shrimp over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until done. Place on individual bamboo picks to serve. Makes 2 dozen.  

Hosting Help: Skewer food ahead of time with decorative toothpicks to add a fun flair and easy pickup for guests.

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