Your Summer Parties Need These 5 Easy Charcuterie & Seafood Recipes

Surf-and-turf gets a new attitude with our 5 super-simple charcuterie recipes, perfect for Memorial Day gatherings and parties around the grill this summer. Everyone wants to serve something new and exciting, but ease and speed are big factors when planning a gathering. That’s why charcuterie is a happy solution. Being cured, smoked or cooked, it requires little time to prepare. Here we paired charcuterie with seafood for refreshing and unexpected party dishes you – and your guests –  will enjoy all summer. 

1. Basque Brochettes

One of our most pinned recipes, these flavorful skewers highlight quintessential Basque flavors – shrimp, piment d’Espelette and jambon de Bayonne. Best of all, they’re party perfect in just 15 minutes. For an even faster version, throw these babies on the grill.


2. Mussels with Chorizo and White Wine

Dinner comes together in 30 minutes with this simple and classic recipe. Briny mussels are delicious with our Spanish-style chorizo and white wine. Serve this convivial dish with a generous helping of crusty bread to soak up the liquid left in the bowl.


3. Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Chili Sauce

Bacon-wrapped scallops are heavenly when done right. The key is to par-cook the bacon so it will crisp without over-cooking the delicate scallops. Although it’s an extra step, we think the results are well worth the effort. Total time for this recipe is about 25 minutes.


4. Grilled Andouille & Spicy Shrimp Kabobs

Each juicy shrimp hugs a chunk of Cajun sausage in this quick kabob recipe. We brush the kabobs with a spicy, seasoned oil for an extra punch of flavor.


5. Lobster Rolls with Bacon

This recipe is a little more time-consuming than the rest, but it’s a summer classic that you should master because everyone loves a New England lobster roll. We give it a smoky bacon kick in this easy recipe remix.


Do you love cooking with charcuterie? Tell us how you use it in your repertoire.

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