Spicy Charcuterie Board

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Ready in 10 minutes

Serves 4 people

  • 532 calories
  • 29 g protein
  • 11 g carbohydrates
  • 41 g fat  

Ingredients

  • 4 oz spiced dry salami (sliced)
  • 4 oz dry pepperoni (sliced)
  • 4 oz Herbes de Provence havarti cheese
  • 4 oz spiced pepper jack cheese
  • ¼ cup Honey Roasted Chipotle Blue Diamond almonds

Spices/Condiments

  • 2 tbsp spiced red pepper jam
  • 2 stalks rosemary for garnish

Preparation

  1. Thinly slice your meats and place decoratively on a wooden cutting board, such as fanning in a circle or by rotating the slices around the board
  2. Thinly slice your cheeses and place on the board in a different fashion, such as changing the angle or placing in blocks
  3. Aesthetic is important here, so make sure to keep true to the geometry of your food by keeping circular cuts of meat in circular dimensions and do the same for rectangular foods by keeping them in rectangular dimensions
  4. In the middle of your board, place 2 tbsp of jam in a small dish
  5. Place a few stalks of rosemary in between your meats and cheeses to bring contrast in color and texture
  6. Fill in whatever gaps are left in your board with as many almonds as you would like
  7. Enjoy with a fun cocktail such as a spicy margarita, spicy red wine, or a zesty citrus drink!

I love entertaining guests. I just love it. Being able to bring together a group of people to brighten up their lives with fun, laughter, and human connection. What more beautiful gift could you provide people?

With my love for food and entertainment, it is only natural to create a hybrid of the 2 and host a party every once in awhile or simply celebrate something special with loved ones. Even though this food creation wasn’t spawned from a party per se, I did build it as a chance to celebrate a birthday surrounded by family.

Obviously from the title, this is not a typical cheese board, but it will be a wonderful surprise to anyone who is able to enjoy it. I am a sucker for tequila, and spicy foods just pair so well with it. With that in mind, I chose to pick a few ingredients that would pair beautifully with some great cocktails.

Spark some excitement in your taste buds as you enjoy this food pairing with some delicious drinks, and, to get the most out of it, light up your life with some fun people to share this with!

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