I love meat and cheese boards, they are so versatile. Tune into WZZM TV13 on Sunday morning ~ 12.17.17 at 9:15am and 9:45am for my holiday party bites and ideas. I will be showing my favorite ways to dress up my Charcuterie Board and different party bites that can be made from all the different ingredients.
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CHARCUTERIE BOARD & PARTY BITES
VEGGIES/FRUIT (pickled or preserved)
Stone ground mustard
Arrange meats, cheeses and veggies on a large wooden cutting board. Serve with fruit, pesto, mustard, crackers and breads.
Make some foccacia and pretzel-bun sandwiches to serve alongside.
Cut focaccia in half horizontally.
Spread a thin layer of pesto over the cut sides of the bread. Layer meat on focaccia bottom, then add some cheese slices and top with some pepperoncini. Replace focaccia top and cut into desired slices. Arrange on a platter next to the charcuterie board.
Cut pretzel buns in half horizontally.
Spread a thin layer of stone ground mustard over the cut sides of the buns. Layer meat on pretzel-bun bottom, followed by some cheese slices. Replace pretzel-bun top and cut into desired slices. Arrange on a platter next to the charcuterie board.
Feel free to add extra slices of meat and cheese to these sandwiches.
I use items from the charcuterie platter along with some sliced turkey, ham and sliced cheeses.
& MOZZARELLA SKEWERS
4 salami slices
4 fresh mint leaves
4 fresh mozzarella balls
4 fresh large blackberries
4 cocktail skewers (at least 4 inches long)
Fold salami slices in half, and then in half again. Add 1 mint leaf to a skewer, followed by a folded slice of salami, a mozzarella ball and a blackberry. Repeat with remaining skewers.
Join Meredith TerHaar and I on Sunday morning. Merry Christmas!