What makes for a typical antipasta plate?
I'll be bringing an anti pasta plate to serve before dinner at a friends. What all do I include? This is what I have so far:
marinate mozz balls
roasted red peppers
Is putting a hard aged parmesan on the plate appropriate?
marinated mushrooms are tasty. Bread sticks wrapped in prosciutto (sp?) create a nice crunchy contrast. Don't forget the sliced pepperoni!
I'd put the parm on a sep. plate, otherwise it will get wet and cannot be used later.
If you can, a chunk of Parmiggiano Reggiano is the best.
I also like stuffed cherry peppers and stuffed giant green olives with gorgonzola, garlic and jalapeno.
The round bread with bits of rendered fat is good, as is provolone and supersatta.
How about marinated artichoke hearts, grilled eggplant and grilled zucchini? All from a salumeria, of course.
I've had so many different versions eating at my Italian friends homes. Ranging from all sorts of Italian meats, with pickled vegetables, caponata. artichoke hearts. But the favorite is the one with Italian tuna, excellent anchovies, marinated vegetables, yummy olives, tomatoes with mozzarella, and good sour dough to sop of the marinade!