28 Seafood Platter (Le Plateau de Fruits de Mer)

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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A seafood platter is a celebration of the sea and is often comprised of various cold shellfish. This could mean all raw in some cases but normally means a combination. Lobster is usually the star of the show but can also comprise of langoustine or large prawns plus cooked mussels, clams and raw oyster with a special dressing called mignonette.

The seafood platter is a great French celebration also where it is known as plat de fruits de mer - literately plate of fruits of the sea. An