Mixed Platter

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Author Notes: When I am going to throw a party I am going to throw a party. I pull out the 3 foot by 4 foot plexiglass piece I had cut just for this. I put it in the middle of my table and then I go to the store to buy veggies and seafood that looks really fresh. I top the whole thing with splashes of wine vinegar and olive oil, salt and pepper it and then serve a lemon mayonnaise with it.thirschfeld

Serves how ever many you need to serve

  • 2 to 3 Jonah crab claws per person
  • 2 to 4 mussels per person, steamed in your favorite way, then chilled
  • 3 to 5 asparagus spears per person, blanched in heavily salted water, chilled immediately in an ice bath
  • 2 to 3 fingerling potatoes per person, cooked until tender halved, chilled
  • 3 to 4 leaves of Belgian endive per person
  • 1/2 hard boiled egg per person
  • 3 to 4 mixed olives per person
  • 2 to 3 cucumber slices per person
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • white wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • ..
  • other options: shrimp, oysters, radishes, shaved raw sunchokes, baby zuchinni, scallions, pretty much you are looking for the freshest of fresh
  1. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice. Whisk to combine.
  2. Arrange the seafood and the vegetables attractively on a platter. If you aren't serving it immediately refrigerate it, covered with plastic wrap and do not dress it.
  3. Just before serving drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Serve the lemon mayonnaise on the side.
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Tags: asparagus, crab, endive, entertaining, fingerling potatoes, Holidays, mayonnaise, mussels, seafood, shrimp

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Buddhacat

over 2 years ago SKK

A good friend is having a gallery opening for her art this coming Thursday and afterwards we are gathering at another friend's home close to the gallery and this is what we are having. Been looking for an excuse to serve this since you first posted it! Finally, an idea whose time has come!

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over 2 years ago Sagegreen

That reception sounds fabulous! Great idea.

Buddhacat

over 2 years ago SKK

Sagegreen, this was a huge hit and we are going to do it again. Highly recommend! We also added shrimp.

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almost 4 years ago lapadia

For me this for sure DOES have that New Year's Eve look...my favorite celebration, btw!

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almost 4 years ago healthierkitchen

I'm thinking New Year's eve!

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almost 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

GREAT idea!!! We're having a small house party in the mountains for New Years and I'm thinking this party platter just as it is and TasteFood's gravlax!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

definitely a great New Year's Eve platter

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

WOW! Notwithstanding my fear of sharks, I would be willing to swim part of the way to get to a party with this and all of you!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

we would love to have you at the party

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almost 4 years ago Kelly Clark

You have outdone YOURSELF!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

Thank you Kelly

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

OK, aargersi, so who is going to warn chef Tom's wife that we women all plan to arrive and be fed? Does she even know about his cult followers ;)

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

She is pretty secure in that if there is food on the table or recipes to talk about I am of a one track mind. Lol. You have to figure out how to get pierino and Oui Chef here

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almost 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Delectable! What a great idea.

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

Thanks MrsW

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

How did I miss this - thumbs up and save me a spot!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

only if you bring the spinach gratin. Love that dish have made it several times. Going to make the chicken with artichokes soon

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almost 4 years ago Midge

Wow! Looks like my kind of party platter.

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

thanks midge

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

The photo could have been posted by itself. You have invented the wordless recipe!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

Thanks luvcookbooks

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almost 4 years ago dymnyno

What a fabulous idea!!!! All the ingredients are great party foods and your method of display is wonderful . Perfect for it's closeup... Of course!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

Thanks dymnyno

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almost 4 years ago Sadassa_Ulna

I keep returning to this photo, I want to pluck the foods right off my screen. I love everything about this, the simplicity, the presentation, so elegant, lemon! Thank you for sharing this, it is stunning.

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

Thank you Sadassa_Ulna and you are welcome

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almost 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I'm on my way! Seriously, this looks beautiful!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

thanks ChezSuzanne, see you in a little bit. LOL

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

Save me some crab - YUM!

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almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Man, u sure can throw a par-tay thirschfeld.

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

I have plenty of rum mrslarkin

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almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Good. My supply is running low.

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almost 4 years ago lapadia

Hats off to You!!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

thanks lapadia

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almost 4 years ago TiggyBee

I'll be there shortly.

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

We should all meet up!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

I am pretty much the crossroads of America. Old friends and new stop in all the time.

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almost 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

invite us. K?

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

:) I was going to say the same thing!

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almost 4 years ago thirschfeld

well of course you invited.

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almost 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

I'm thirding the motion, please!