One thing that annoys me the most: guests who know that I have food allergies and then expect to eat bad (synonym “healthy”) food at my house. Gluten-free food is healthy and naturally delicious because it doesn’t contain a lot of the “stuff” that gum up our digestive tracts. One simple and tasty appetizer idea: steamed or grilled shrimp with garlic lemon butter sauce.
Only six ingredients (unless you want to add other seafood to the mix). Steam the shrimp. I do it in the rice cooker on a steaming rack. Grilling is fine too if you have a clean non-sauce-contaminated grill.
The sauce is simple but involved a little bit of practice when it comes to controlling heat. Mash garlic and salt in mortar or chop finely. The salt makes the garlic literally melt. Squeeze lemon juice. Go easy on amount of lemon juice unless you like your food really tangy. Melt butter slowly in pan. Slowly (if you need to, *very* slowly) add the garlic and the lemon juice. Be careful not to burn!
And that’s all folks! Guaranteed to please and oh so simple.