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Caribbean cocktail party - hors d'oeuvre ideas?

I'm helping a friend with the food for a 50 person cocktail party next weekend and the theme is Caribbean. I'm looking for a total of 8-10 apps that we can make; 2-3 "standing" items, and the rest a mix of passed hot and room temp hors d'oeuvres. Some of this will need to be made in advance.

Here's my thinking so far - not strictly Caribbean foods, but spicy and light:

a platter of red bean tortilla chips with pineapple/kiwi/avocado salsa
roasted red pepper dip (cumin/lime/coconut milk) w/ jicama strips and assorted veggies
edamame puree on wasabi rice crackers
curried swordfish bites
macadamia-crusted goat cheese balls with jelly pepper/lime dipping sauce
sweet potato empanadas
spicy chicken pizzettes

I also bought a package of Goya frozen plaintain slices to play around with.

Any thoughts? Also, a good rum drink recipe that's maybe a little more out-of-the-box than a simple rum punch.

Many thanks!


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