Gluten & Wheat Free Starter Recipes

Thai Salmon Fishcakes

A really easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Nutritious and healthy as well as inexpensive.  Makes a great starter too.  Delicious served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.

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BBQ Sticky Spare Ribs

These sticky spare ribs are a great little dinner party starter. Cooking them first on the hob ensures they are succulent and the meat just falls off the bone. They can be prepared in advance, so when your guests arrive, you literally just need to pop them in the oven. Using shop bought BBQ sauce cuts down on prep time and your guests will never know!

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Chicken Satay with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chicken satay is marinated chicken that is skewered and grilled, served with dipping sauce that is sweet, salty and slightly acidic from the fresh lime juice. It’s a very popular dish, now served around the globe and always proves popular at barbecues, parties and family meals. You can serve it simply on its own or with rice or noodles.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

A lovely soup to serve as a dinner party starter. Using porcini and wild mushrooms makes this a rich and creamy soup. Serve it with some homemade gluten and wheat free croutons and snipped chives.

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Easy Garlic Bread

This gluten and wheat free garlic bread can be served alongside beef lasagne, chilli, Mediterranean chicken, in fact pretty much anything! It makes a great accompaniment to an antipasti platter or serve it alone as a taster starter. You may like to add grated cheese and a sprinkle of oregano or mixed herbs.

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Posh Avocado On Toast

A great light lunch or made in a mini version, this makes a perfect summer starter. Tasty and nutritious and so simple too.

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Prawns and Crab with a Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a stunning dinner party starter that can be made ahead, then topped with the dressed leaves and avocado just before serving. It tastes as good as it looks and you will love the positive comments you receive when you serve this dish.

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup

A great starter that is packed with goodness. Serve with seeded gluten and wheat free toast, this also makes a hearty lunch.  Can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for a couple of days.

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Very Sticky Chicken Wings

These chicken wings make a great starter or can be served as a main course for 4. Watch them fly off the plate when served warm at a party; sweet and sticky with an oriental inspired marinade. Perfect hot buffet finger food – just make sure you have plenty of napkins!

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