You’ve certainly heard of the popular go-to appetizer trend known as charcuterie boards, which feature an infinitely-customizable selection of sweet, savory, and salty finger foods. From crackers, pretzels, and French baguette slices to cured meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, jams, honeys, and more, the choices are truly endless with charcuterie board curation. There is no surprise they are such a hit at gatherings, formal and informal!
But trending this year is a new spin on charcuterie making, and appositely named seacuterie! Pronounced sea-coot-ur-rhee, the name suggests exactly what it’s all about. Seacuterie boards feature a selection of seafood and ocean-based novelties that bring out the sea legs in all of us. But do not make the mistake of imagining an icy seafood tower. No; seacuterie boards are about leisurely grazing, not dripping and melting.
Continue below to learn why these alternative charcuterie boards are so popular, plus how to curate one for yourself!
Seacuterie Boards Work for All Occasions
Although Brooklyn Chef David Burke was the first to serve a seacuterie back in 1988, they have made a bright comeback as a reinvented and popular appetizer trend, and for good reason. Whether you are hosting family dinner or a cocktail party, a seacuterie board will impress and delight all your guests.
Not only do seacuterie boards offer a unique and creative way to enjoy well-known aquatic dishes, but shareable foods are on high demand right now and effectively bring people together! With a wide selection of possible inclusions, curating your own seacuterie board is both easy and fun! So, you really don’t have to stop at one.
Elements of a Seacuterie Board
Well, imagine smoked, cured, preserved, and dried ocean fare, all offering a wide variety of tastes and textures. Opposite of seafood towers and platters that feature shellfish on a bed of ice, seacuterie boards offer up a selection of time-friendly rillettes, pâtés, terrines, confits, foie torchons, piperade, dips, spreads, dried fishes, and seaweed.
From smoked mackerel and salmon dips to lox, caviar, roe, shrimp torchon, smoked oyster piperade, marinated tuna confit, cured fish, dried kelp, and more, you can deliver a unique tasting experience for your guests and loved ones.
You have to think about pairings if you want to aim for the best tasting experience. Pair your seacuterie with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, and accompany it with pickled condiments like radishes, capers, pickles, onions, cucumbers, and beets, as well as treats like crackers, baguette slices, wafers, bread sticks, smokey sauces, lemon wedges, cream cheese, and peppers.
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