If you’re looking for a delicious seafood meal, look no further than the seafood platter! This dish is perfect for any occasion, and can easily be tailored to fit your taste buds. In this blog post, we will discuss some of our favorite seafood platter ideas. We’ll also provide tips on how to put together a fresh seafood platter that your friends and family will love. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next seafood feast today!
Choosing the best seafood
Before you even think about what kind of seafood you want to include in your platter or how you’re going to arrange it, the number one thing you have to ensure is that your seafood is fresh! The last thing you want is ocean produce with a smelly odor. Make sure it has that fresh ocean aroma with bright colors and shiny shells.
Which seafood to include
Now that you have the freshest seafood, it’s time to start thinking about what fish and shellfish you want to include. When it comes to a fresh seafood platter there are some tried and true selections that you can’t go wrong with:
- Balmain Bugs
With such a gorgeous variety to choose from, you shouldn’t have any problems customizing your platter for a delicious seafood experience.
But don’t forget about the lemon wedges – must have for any platter!
Plating a seafood platter
Once you have your seafood sorted, it’s time to think about how you want to plate it. There are a couple key things to keep in mind when arranging your platter:
- Whether served on a round or rectangular tray or a large plate, be sure to lay down a bed of ice before you start arranging your seafood
- When it comes to making everything look pretty and appetizing, simple things like lining the prawns around the edge of the platter to enclose the dish, or clearly segregating each seafood to its own section can make for an aesthetic yet look (that’s also practical!)
Sauces – Can’t forget them!
A great seafood platter is elevated to restaurant quality with the addition of delicious sauces. Whether you’re a fan of classic tartar sauce, cocktail sauce or garlic aioli, these accompaniments can take your dish to the next level. So don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you!
Last but not least – Finger bowls
As delicious as seafood platters are, eating them can be a pretty messy affair. Enter: finger bowls. Depending on how many hungry guests you have, you’re going to want to fill a few bowls with warm water and a couple slices of lemon. Disperse these along your dining table so that people can clean their fingers throughout the meal.
Now it’s up to you to
Now that you know the basics, it’s time to put it into practice! With so many different recipes out there for fresh seafood platters, you should have no trouble finding one that fits the tastes of you, and your guests. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your fantastic seafood feast!
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