Antipasto Platter must haves
- mandarin Jul 4, 2011 02:36 AM
I am putting together a quite large antipasto platter for a group of 10 people to graze on before a pasta dish/dessert
Any must haves/ideas for a Roman style antipasto??
So far am thinking grilled artichokes, prosciutto, mortadella, braesola, provolene, marinated olives, tomato bruscetta, grissini sticks
That's enough to satisfy everyone. Only thing I'd consider tossing in are mushrooms, but, they wouldn't be missed (and arguably lost) in the existing spread.
Roasted peppers, or any roasted vegetable really. Grilled artichokes sound nice; I always use the jarred for convenience's sake. I would consider grilled figs, maybe stuffed with cheese or wrapped in prosciutto. Capers can add a nice touch. I like to have real bread rather than sticks with it to dip in the juices, of which I make sure there is plenty. Sometimes I serve caponata or a fig tapenade on the side, just to gild the lily.
Those items are good. I like these items also.
Italian tuna drizzled with Balsamic vinegar.
Hot and or sweet stuffed cherry peppers. Stuffed with tuna and bread crumbs, or Provolone and Prosciutto.
chunks of sharp Provolone, Asiago or some other sharp Italian table cheese
Marinated mushrooms with garlic
Roasted red or yellow peppers
Genoa Salami, sliced and rolled or small chunks