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Tartlets with salad filling
This is a great idea, since each place can personalize it. In each country there is a salad that is typical of the Christmas festivities, as you can prepare it to fill the tartlets.
For this preparation, the tartlets must be made with puff pastry, the variations that can be made will depend on your taste.
Take into account the following fillers so that you can get inspired and evaluate the possibility of creating something totally original.
How to make the tartlets?
The tartlets can be made with puff pastry or with shortcrust dough.
Shortcrust pastry tartlets
1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
2. Take some broken dough and roll it out, making sure it is at least 3 millimeters thick. And cut into circles that can go into the tart molds.
3. With the help of a tart mold, place the dough inside. Bake for a few minutes until the bases are golden. You can bathe with a little yolk to make them take on a more appetizing color.
Tartlets with puff pastry
1. The puff pastry is several layers that you must cut circularly.
We are going to have to cut 6 layers, the first 3 layers should be a little bigger than the last 3. So that an even tartlet shape is achieved around the edges.
2. Next, prepare the tart mold by covering each shape with wax paper.
3. Now, place the puff pastry sheets in the tart mold and place another layer of wax paper with something in the center so that it does not rise.
4. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then, put the tray in the fridge for about 15 more minutes.
5. It is time then to take to the oven for about 15 minutes at 200º C. Do not forget to bathe with a little egg yolk.
6. At the end of the time, remove what you have placed to make weight and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.
7. When they are ready just place on a rack and let cool.
The tartlets can be of different sizes, it may well be bite-sized, but if you don't have a tart mold you can use one for cupcakes.
You just have to contemplate the amount of filling that you have to place. Especially if they are sweet so that they do not cloak and allow you to close the meeting with a flourish.
Tartlets with Russian salad vinegret
This time we have decided to make a Russian vinegret salad to fill our tartlets.
For this salad you should have beets, carrots, onion, sauerkraut, peas, vinegar, vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
Its preparation is quite simple, but it is a salad that has its ingredients cooked. The carrot and potatoes should be peeled and cut into pieces before cooking.
The beets must be cooked first and then peeled and chopped into pieces. When all the ingredients are cold, add them to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and season to taste.
Tartlets with chicken and mushrooms
For this recipe you are going to require a chicken breast, or chicken leftovers that you have and that you can use. You should chop them, season them with salt and pepper, and sauté them with a little butter or olive oil.
When the chicken is slightly cooked add the chopped mushrooms. When they're done, take them off the heat and wait a bit for them to cool. Then, in a bowl, mix the cream and with the chicken and mushrooms.
Add a little more salt and pepper and reserve while you prepare the tartlet bases.
This time we will make the tartlets with shortcrust dough, when they are ready, remove from the oven. Add some grated or powdered cheese to the base of the tartlet and return to the oven for a few seconds.
When the one has melted, add the chicken and mushroom filling. We serve at the moment and enjoy!
Avocado and salmon tartlets
For these tartlets we have chosen to compare the bases and prepare the filling. For this you will need 1 ripe avocado, slices of salmon, pepper, salt and chopped chives.
The avocado must be mashed with a fork and add a little salt when finished. Now, put some on the base of the tartlets.
Then, take a strip of salmon one centimeter thick, we make a flower, that is, roll the salmon and place it on the avocado. To decorate add a little chopped chives and here they are! Some great avocado and salmon tartlets.
This recipe is cold appetizers that you can make ahead of time, but don't go too far, as the tart can be made softer.
Another incredible option are these stuffed volcanoes for Christmas. Stuffed volcanoes are very similar to tartlets.
Whether you buy them made or decide to make them at home. These volcanoes are made with puff pastry. Considering this base, you can use any type of preparation to fill.
You can make some sweet or savory creams. You can make a shrimp salad and put a little salmon caviar on the tip. Then, make a cute Christmas tree skewer with slices of cucumber and carrots to decorate the volcanoes.
Don't forget that the little details make the difference so don't forget to add the carrot star on each tree to give that special touch.
So you have these different options to prepare savory fillings for your Christmas gatherings, according to the size you could well serve a plate with different tartlets that serve as the main dish.
You can combine with other appetizers to vary the view a bit. Although let me say that tartlets are a good dish if you put a good base on it.
Go ahead and prepare these incredible stuffed dishes and delight everyone with these tartlets with salad filling.