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    Antipasti Platter

    This magnificent antipasto selection is easy to assemble using the Waitrose range of antipasto, along with other Italian-style ingredients. Serve the items on a platter and provide small plates and cocktail sticks for your guests to help themselves. Then just sit back, relax and enjoy entertaining Italian-style, with a glass of your favourite drink. Try a chilled sparkling wine, such as Prosecco La Marca, a Pinot Grigio or Nastro Azzurro beer.

    Serves: 8

    Ingredients

    • 200g Parmesan, cut into small cubes or wedges
    • 4 fresh figs, quartered
    • 2 bunches red and green grapes, cut into small bunches
    • 1 melon, deseeded and sliced into thin wedges
    • 2 x 120g packs Fiorucci Antipasto Cured Meats Selection
    • 160g pack Waitrose Marinated Seafood Salad, drained
    • 200g pack Waitrose Marinated Anchovy Fillets, drained
    • 180g pack Waitrose Marinated and Grilled Artichoke Hearts, drained
    • 200g pack Waitrose Marinated Paterno and Toscanel Olives, drained
    • 200g pack Waitrose Marinated and Grilled Red and Yellow Peppers
    • 235g jar Waitrose Spanish Caperberries, drained

    Method

    1. Arrange some ingredients on a large platter in piles or rows. Place other antipasto on shallow bowls sprinkled with roughly-torn, fresh basil leaves and chopped, flat-leaf parsley. Serve with warm Waitrose Ciabatta and Focaccia.
    2. Alternatively, arrange the antipasto on individual plates - ideal for more formal occasions or to accommodate guests with specific dietary requirements. All are suitable for vegetarians, with the obvious exceptions of the anchovies, seafood, and meat selections.

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    Cook's tips

    The platter can be prepared a couple of hours ahead of time, then covered and refrigerated. Remember to bring it back to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.

    If you don't use the oil from the packs, cover and refrigerate. It can be used for pan-frying, adding to salad dressings or tossing with pasta (use within 2-3 days of opening).

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