Want to make your next Charcuterie Platter a bit more fancy?? Add a bunch of mixed seafood to the platter! We add fruit and make it date night dinner when we are glamping!
Eric and I love to go glamping at the camper after Labor Day! The weather is still lovely, but the kids are back in school and the crowds thin out! It’s perfect! Now, as you know, if you’ve been following me for a while, Bread and Cheese is an easy date night dinner that we have been enjoying for years! To really fancy it up, we just add some lovely, fresh seafood!
What is Charcuterie Platter?
According to Wikipedia, Charcuterie “is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork.” So a Charcuterie Platter is a meat platter.
We take a bit of license and add delicious cheeses and seafood, along with fruit!
This is certainly not a cheap dinner but it’s nice to splurge for a special occasion, or a day off, relaxing! We eat the leftovers for breakfast the next morning! 😂
What ingredients go on a Charcuterie Platter?
The best part about using the seafood is that the seafood can be cooked on just a small fire and cooks super quickly. The rest of it just needs to be arranged on a board!
According to us, the most important aspect of the charcuterie is a gorgeous artisan bread! If the bread is good, the rest of the items you pick will all just fall into place!
Every time we have Charcuterie Platter, we add a new a cheese, just for fun! Today we added Mimolette. We both really enjoyed it! I found it very smooth and it has a slightly smoky or toasted note, and is really aged.
For fun you can add whatever you have around the house. This board, we added cherry tomatoes from the garden, fresh, local sweet corn, and a couple hard boiled eggs that were in the refrigerator.
Of course, it is not really a Charcuterie Platter without a meat of some sort, so we added an imported Italian salami.
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Charcuterie Platter with Seafood for Glamping
- 1/2 lb. mixed cheeses. Pick some of your favorite and try something new! we used, port wine, soft cheddar spread, Jarlsberg, extra sharp white cheddar, triple cream brie, and the new one was Mimolette
- 1/2 lb. mixed shellfish, we used king crab, mussels and oysters
- mixed seasonal fruit, we used red, green and black beauty grapes, and peaches
- you can get creative, and add other items, to taste we found a good quality, Italian salami, I had a few hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator,cherry tomatoes from the garden and local sweet corn.
- Slice cheeses into bite sized pieces and arrange on board.
- Cook mussels and oysters over a hot fire, just until they open.
- Thaw crab meat.
- Wash and slice fruit into bite sized pieces.
- Arrange everything on your board and enjoy!
- aloutte type
- cream cheese blends
- port wine cheese
- Stilton cheeses
- smoked fish
- dried cranberries
- pickles vegetables or peppers