What should I make for dinner tonight? This might just be the number one question that we ask ourselves almost daily over here.
Then you have come to the right place, we have rounded up 15 the best antipasto platter that we have shared over the years.
Plus, there is such a variety of flavours in these recipes, so you are sure to find something for you. Most of these recipes are quick and easy ones made especially for busy weeknights.
15 The Best Antipasto Platter
What is typically on an antipasto platter?
Antipasto is an Italian appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meats. Literally, the word “antipasto” is derived from the Latin root “anti” meaning “before” and “pastus,” which means “meal.” Thus, the antipasto course simply refers to the dish that precedes all others.
What is the best choice of antipasto?
Meats: Offer a selection of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, coppa, capicola and sopressata. You can also use prosciutto and mozzarella cheese rolls for a unique touch. Cheese: Some great cheese options include fresh mozzarella balls, gorgonzola, parmigiano reggiano, asiago or fontina.
What meats are on an antipasto platter?
A typical antipasto platter will contain three to four cold meats of different types. First, a prosciutto crudo (cured ham), then one or two salami, and finally another kind of meat such as mortadella (a bit like baloney or luncheon meat). In Italy, these meats would all come from the same area or region.
What kind of cheese goes on an antipasto platter?
Sharp provolone and fresh mozzarella are classic cheese choices for an antipasto platter. In addition to those two, I love to include chunks of parmigiano reggiano. The texture and nutty flavor is so different from the other cheeses, it’s a fun change of pace!
What is the difference between antipasti and antipasto?
Antipasto is the singular form of the word while antipasti refers to the plural form.
What is in traditional Italian antipasto?
Add some veggies: Traditional antipasto includes olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers, pepperoncinis, marinated mushrooms, and some type of tomatoes. Add some extras: Some of our favorites are capers, tapenade, giardiniera, pesto, anchovies, and almonds.
What do you put on an antipasto platter?
Arrange bocconcini mixture, cheeses, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, olive, peppers, almonds and bread on platter or wooden cheese board.
What’s the difference between antipasto and charcuterie?
As a dish, antipasti refers to an arrangement of small, light savory delicacies that vary by region (via Cucina Toscana) and include cheeses, vegetables, and other small savory treats. In French Provincial Cooking, French fare expert Elizabeth David defines charcuterie as “all pork products such as cured salami […]
What do I serve with antipasto?
Antipasto platter presentation
- Classic Water crackers.
- Roasted baby sweet peppers.
- Hard boiled egg quarters.
- Almonds, both raw, unsalted and dark chocolate coated.
- Baby sweet tomatoes.
- Grilled Sweet Italian Sausages.
- Havarti Cheese.
- 50% reduced fat cheddar cheese.
What are the guidelines in building an antipasto platter?
Most of the meats found on an antipasto platter are pre-sliced and cured. It’s important to cut the meat thin enough so your guests can enjoy it with other items on the platter. Our recommendations for meat on your antipasto platter include salami, prosciutto, sliced capicola, mortadella, or pepperoni.
How do you assemble an antipasto plate?
What can I do with a jar of antipasto?
Serve on crackers, as a dip for nachos, as a pizza topping, in a sandwich, omelette filling, or Bruschetta style served on toasted French bread with melted mozzarella cheese.