Antipasto platter to start
AN ANTIPASTO platter is easy gourmet food guaranteed to delight visitors and family.
A light meal in itself, here is a no-fuss platter with plenty of pizzazz.
It is a great accompaniment for Christmas drinks.
2 green zucchini, thinly sliced lengthways
1 tsp olive oil
■ Preheat grill on high and place zucchini brushed with the oil on a baking tray or the barbecue plate.
■ Cook for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden.
■ Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
500g eggplant, thinly sliced into rounds, 1 tablespoon sea salt, olive oil.
■ Layer salt and eggplant in a colander and set aside for 5 minutes.
■ Rinse salt off under cold water; dry with a paper towel.
■ Heat a char grill over high heat.
■ Cook eggplant, in batches, for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until browned and tender.
■ Drizzle oil over eggplant and arrange on antipasto plate.
char grilled eggplant and zucchini
200g drained artichoke hearts, quartered marinated fetta cheese
1 jar marinated mushrooms, fresh capsicum, thinly sliced semi-dried tomatoes, a punnet of fresh cherry tomatoes, thin slices of prosciutto, halved lengthways, small sesame grissini, 6 fresh basil leaves
Arrange the zucchini, eggplant, fetta, olives, basil, fresh sliced capsicum, artichoke hearts, prosciutto slices, marinated mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and a handful of semi-dried tomatoes on a serving platter.
Serve with grissini or your choice of fresh warm bread.
Enjoy with friends and family around the Christmas table.
This is the perfect start to a tasty, festive feast everyone can enjoy.
Create a delicious antipasto platter for a day of grazing.