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Tailgating Tips: Seafood Platter Ideas

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Seafood Platter

It is tailgating season with the Super Bowl right around the corner.  Skip the typical game night fare and spice things up with a yummy seafood platter! A cold seafood platter can be made ahead of time and will be appreciated by all seafood lovers.

What you’ll include in your platter will certainly depend on your budget and what’s available. While fresh seafood always tastes better, frozen varieties will certainly work with great results.

There is no right or wrong when it comes to creating your seafood platter, so do whatever you like. It’ll be wonderful.

If you’re planning a more formal event, use seafood that is already shelled and ready to eat, but if it’s a backyard barbecue or other casual event, have some fun and get a little dirty.

seafood platter ideas

Seafood Platter Idea Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This seafood platter is a simple appetizer to make!


  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Caviar
  • Cold cooked salmon and other fish
  • Sauces and Other Accompaniments
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Tartar sauce
  • Mignonette sauce
  • Crackers
  • Small toast pieces
  • Caper mayonnaise
  • Lemon wedges
  • Melted butter
  • Lettuce and other greens
  • Slice tomatoes
  • Asparagus spears


    Arranging Your Platter
    Get creative with your platter and take advantage of the colors it has to offer. You can place your food on a bed of lettuce, garnish with parsley and other greens. Be sure to include plenty of lemon wedges too.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

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Miz Helen

Friday 25th of January 2013

What a lovely presentation for your Seafood Platter, we love dishes like this. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

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