Decorate a Sizzling Platter
Sizzling platter – Use bright or contrasting colors for an eye-catching display. For example, mix vegetables with color, such as red tomatoes, orange carrots and green celery. Use one section for each color, or build rows of each color. Use small groups to create a larger image, such as with a puzzle. Green vegetables can create a Christmas tree contour, while red, orange, white and yellow vegetables can serve as ornaments. Fruit, meat and cheese are other foods that come in a wide range of colors and flavors.
Cut or arrange appetizers to creative and appealing shapes. Small pieces of cheese can be designed in a variety of shapes, such as stars, circles, squares on the sizzling platter. Meat can be rolled up to create borders around cheese, or hardier meat can be cut in complementary shapes. Use small cookie cutters to make shapes out of the fruit, vegetables or finger sandwiches. Alternatively, roll softer foods, such as soft cheese, into balls and roll the balls in the crushed nuts or herbs for additional decoration, style and taste.
Some garnishments and extras, such as a center bowl full of dip or fresh chopped herbs sprinkled over Contrary colored goodies, you can define the decorative aspect of your sizzling platter. Large green leaves, even the silk ones, can serve as the backbone of the event. Small pieces of greenery, like parsley, are a quick and easy way to add color and depth to the plate. Sliced lemon wedges or helical vegetable peels are other options. If you are really handy with a knife, you can cut fruit and vegetables to the artistic and tasty screens, such as rose-shaped tomatoes.