Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mrs Peacock's Party Fowl Crostinis

Mrs. Peacock: This is one of my favorite recipes. 
Wadsworth: I know, Madam.
- Clue (1985 film)
Mrs Peacock's Party Fowl Appetizers for a clue cocktail party
It was Mrs Peacock, in the Kitchen, with a delicious appetizer.
For my Clue-themed cocktail party, I served one hors d'oeuvre or dessert and one cocktail themed around each of the six characters in the board game. Mrs Peacock's dish posed a bit of a challenge to devise, but I'm very pleased with the end result.

I was aiming for a somewhat classy, vaguely 1920's sort of style for this cocktail party, and while I am certainly not one to shy away from blue food, that wasn't quite the aesthetic I was going for here. I still wanted to somehow incorporate Mrs Peacock's signature color, so I decided to base Mrs Peacock's dish around blue cheese. I also wanted to pay homage to her avian last name, so I knew this dish should include some sort of fowl.

My first thought for a blue cheese & chicken combo was of Cobb salad: that classic pairing of blue cheese, chicken breast, bacon and avocado on salad greens. However, salad is rather inconvenient for a cocktail party, so I instead made this into a sort of Cobb salad crostini. Instead of avocado, I spread on a fig preserve, and I love how this sweetness complimented the smokiness of the bacon and the sharpness of the cheese. The end result is an easy-to-prepare appetizer that fits perfectly in a Clue-themed menu, but would also work wonderfully at any sort of cocktail party.

Makes 40 crostinis.
  • 8 oz crumbled blue cheese.
  • 6 oz (about 1/2 jar) fig preserve
  • 7 oz thinly sliced chicken breast
  • 6 oz bacon
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, or similar


  1. Fry the bacon until crispy (or however you like it!). Let it cool, then crumble into chunks.
  2. Slice the bread into half-inch slices and cut each slice in half to make more manageable portions. Lay the bread pieces on a baking sheet and toast at 350F for 5-10 minutes, until a little crisp.
  3. Top each toast with half a slice of roasted chicken.
  4. Spoon on a teaspoon of fig preserves.
  5. Top with blue cheese crumbles and bacon crumbles.
  6. Arrange party fowl crostinis attractively on a plate and serve with a Peacock Moon.
Blue cheese, bacon, chicken, fig jam crostinis

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