Seafood Platter

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crushed ice
  • 16 raw oysters on the half shell
  • 16 raw littleneck clams on the half shell
  • 3 (1 1/2 pounds each) cooked lobsters, cut in 1/2
  • 16 cooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails on
  • 2 cooked blue claw crabs
  • Lemons, halved
  • Mustard Sauce, recipe follows
  • Mignonette Sauce, recipe follows
Directions
  • Fill a large platter with crushed ice. Place the seafood and lemons artfully on top of the ice. Serve with the sauces.

Mustard Sauce:
  • 1 1/4 cups good mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Combine all the ingredients and serve with the seafood.

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups

  • Mignonette Sauce:

  • 2 shallots, minced

  • 3/4 cup good Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh green herbs such as parsley, dill, and/or chives

  • Place the shallots, vinegar, and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Add the pepper and herbs and serve with the raw oysters.

  • Yield: 1/2 cup


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