Wondering how to make your charcuterie board stand out this party season? These 7 recipes offer a touch of the unexpected to help you create delightfully delicious and memorable charcuterie boards for dinners, holidays, game days and everyday get-togethers.
What Should You Include?
Easy entertaining starts with a well put together meat & cheese board layered with fruits, spreads, hard and soft cheeses and cured meats. But why settle for the usual? By adding in a few extras here or there or substituting the expected for something new, you can add that simple touch of special that makes your charcuterie board a true standout this holiday season.
7 Epic Charcuterie Board Recipes
Light & crispy puffed pastry sprinkled with bacon, garlic and parmesan cheese and baked up golden brown around tender asparagus makes a mouthwatering appetizer/finger food that is perfect for dipping!
All good charcuterie boards have nuts. But only yours will have nuts this good! A little smoky, a little sweet, loads of savory and super easy, these salty Honey Spiced Pecans are completely addictive. Made unbelievably delicious with a simple mixture of honey, garlic, Worcestershire, cayenne & cumin, there’s no way to eat just one!
Soaked in olive oil that’s been infused with loads of garlic, lemon, herbs and a red pepper kick, these easy homemade Italian marinated olives make wonderful little bites for your next decadent cheese board.
Honey & Pineapple Mustard is one of those easy homemade sauces that you’ll find you can’t live without! Perfect for pork chops, chicken strips, brats, sandwiches, as a glaze on ham and (my favorite) a spread on a cheese board, this sweet and savory sauce is sure to bring the fabulous to just about anything.
There aren’t many recipes more southern than Louisiana Pickled Shrimp in a jar! A long- standing classic appetizer, these plump Gulf shrimp soak in a bright, lemony, Creole seasoned marinade and are delicious served on a cheese board with salty or soft cheeses, warm baguette slices or crackers.
Sweet & spicy, this quick set jelly is easy to make on the stove with just a little cornstarch. It keeps in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks and is perfect spooned over cream cheese or with crackers and a little Gouda, or even on a ham and biscuit slider.
Bourbon + maple + bacon with just a little red pepper kick, all candied to a gorgeous perfection. If slow, sweet southern drawls ever had a flavor, they would taste just like this. Add this candied bacon to the meat half of your meat and cheese board for rave reviews!
For a Little Holiday Flair
During the holiday season, substitute the jams and spreads you would normally include on meat & cheese boards with an easy homemade sweet heat cranberry jelly! This whole berry recipe is made with the expected fresh cranberries, delicious orange, cinnamon, and ginger but with just a little added sweet jalapeno twist.
Don’t Forget the Classics
This easy homemade Southern Pimento Cheese recipe with diced jalapenos delivers classic, old fashioned taste with a kick! A true unexpected delight when served with crackers, fruit and meats on a charcuterie board, this simple, creamy spread is addictively delicious!https://www.pinterest.com/SouthernDiscourse/all-the-best-from-southern-discourse/
Leave a Reply