These are my favorite appetizers for two reasons — they taste delicious and the presentation factor. I haven’t taken these to a party yet where someone did literally say “Wow” and inevitably someone wants the recipe. I would say they are the easiest to make since there is absolutely no cooking involved, but that’s not necessarily true. It’s only if you have a second pair of hands to hold “the package” while tying them together that this rings true. Doing them by yourself can prove to be a bit challenging if your chives are short and/or stiff. After making these little guys for 10 years now, I have found that the key to success here is a long, flexible chive. We were fortunate enough this last time to use some straight from our landlord’s garden (soft, strong, and flexible indeed).
Ingredients: The largest salami you can have sliced, Boursin Cheese (yum!), cherry tomatoes, & some sort of a chive/flexible green onion-esque thing-y.
Direction: Layer first three items then pick up sides and tie with a chive. Simple as that.
And a note — I always tell our fellow party-goers that you eat it like sushi; that is, you pop the whole thing in your mouth at one time!