Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers

  • indianamuse Posted: 03/14/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe was a crowd pleaser! I was told it was one of the best appetizers I have ever made. It really is an elegant presentation and is such an interesting combination of flavors. I ran short on time so had to marinate for only an hour at room temperature and thought that the cheese would have been better if it was cold from the three hour refrigerator marinade method. It was just delicious!

  • melissainboise Posted: 05/11/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made 100 of these skewers for a baby shower -- I liked that they were a pre-assembled single bite that people didn't have to dip or spread. 6" skewers would be overkill. I used plastic cocktail picks (longer than a toothpick, between 3-4") and it was perfect. The flavor is good, if you could get a whole toothpick into your mouth before the cheese fell off. Because feta is crumbly, cutting it down to 1" squares (then stabbing a skewer in it) makes it fall apart completely. We struggled to get 100 that held together, then a lot of those fell apart when the guest tried to pick them up. The same recipe with fresh mozzarella might work really well -- feta obviously has a different flavor, but the marinade is quite strong so it may still have the same overall effect (without falling apart!). I may try it again with a different cheese.