Plateau de Fruits de Mer with Two Sauces

The key to this dish is to leave the heavy lifting to a fish purveyor, who often will steam the shellfish and shuck the oysters for a minimal charge. Make the simple sauces earlier in the day, and your work is done. For the serving tray, buy crushed ice or place a few cups of ice in a plastic bag, wrap in a dish towel, and crush using a rolling pin or a meat tenderizer.

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  • Servings: 2
Plateau de Fruits de Mer with Two Sauces

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced, peeled cucumber
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 4 jumbo shrimp, steamed, peeled, and deveined
  • 4 oysters, shucked and in shells
  • 1 small lobster tail, steamed and cut in half
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

Directions

  1. Stir together vinegar, shallot, cucumber, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl for mignonette. Stir together ketchup, horseradish, and orange zest in another small bowl for cocktail sauce. Refrigerate sauces until chilled, at least 1 hour, and up to 1 day.

  2. Place crushed ice on a tray, and arrange seafood, sauces, and lemon wedges on top.

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