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Embark on a culinary journey this holiday season as you curate a festive soirée brimming with cheer, merriment, and the spirit of the holidays. Amidst the twinkling lights, indulge in the art of celebration with a Steak Charcuterie Board—a delectable masterpiece that promises to elevate your gathering to new heights. Immerse yourself in the richness of various steak cuts harmoniously paired with complementary ingredients, creating an enticing tapestry of flavors and textures. As you raise your glasses, toasting to the holiday spirit, let the merrymaking commence, setting the stage for a Holiday Cocktail Party that will be remembered for its culinary splendor and sociable atmosphere.
Steak Charcuterie Board
First, choose a selection of steak cuts to offer a variety of flavors and textures.
Sliced GGA New York Strip: Cooked and sliced for a melt-in-your-mouth experience.
GGA Ribeye Steak Bites: Cubes of steak, seared or grilled, for easy snacking.
Skirt Steak Skewers: Cooked, sliced and placed on to a skewer for optimal deliciousness.
Crafting a steak charcuterie board offers a canvas for diverse arrangements, allowing you to tailor the spread to your preferences and occasion. Start by arranging the slices thoughtfully, creating an enticing visual display. Complement the steak with an assortment of accompaniments such as cheeses, crackers, and olives. Play with contrasts by incorporating sweet and savory elements or experimenting with different condiments. Enhance the aesthetic appeal with a mix of colors and shapes, ensuring the board is as visually appealing as it is delicious. The beauty of a steak charcuterie board lies in its adaptability, making it a versatile and crowd-pleasing choice for any gathering.
Cheese: A variety of cheeses that pair well with steak, such as blue cheese, Brie, Gouda, or cheddar.
Bread and Crackers: Offer a selection of bread, baguette slices, and crispy crackers to serve as a base for your steak and toppings.
Pickles: Cornichons, pickled onions, or other pickled vegetables provide a tangy contrast to the richness of the steak.
Grilled or Roasted Vegetables: Grilled asparagus, roasted cherry tomatoes, potatoes, or bell pepper strips can provide a pop of color and flavor.
Horseradish Sauce: Creamy horseradish sauce is a classic accompaniment for steak.
Caramelized Onions: Sweet, slow-cooked caramelized onions for a rich topping.
Olives: A mix of green and black olives or stuffed olives for a briny element.
Mustard: Dijon or grainy mustard can be a flavorful dipping option for the steak.
Chutney or Jam: A sweet and tangy chutney or fruit jam can complement the steak beautifully.
Microgreens or Arugula: A small handful of fresh greens for a touch of freshness.
Dips or Aioli: Garlic aioli or a savory dip to pair with the steak.
Cherry or Grape Tomatoes: These can serve as juicy, bite-sized palate cleansers.
Nuts: Roasted and salted nuts, like almonds or walnuts, add crunch and depth of flavor.
Fresh Herbs: Sprigs of fresh rosemary, thyme, or basil for garnish and flavor.
Olive Oil: High-quality extra virgin olive oil for drizzling over the steak or dipping.
Crushed Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper to season the steak.
Gibsons Seasoning: Gibsons Seasoning Salt to season the steak and add a finishing touch.
Rev up the celebration with a burst of flavor by introducing the Smoky Bourbon cocktail—a delightful concoction that adds a touch of richness and a subtle smokiness to your festive gathering. Crafted to perfectly complement the savory and meaty elements of your steak charcuterie board, this signature cocktail promises to elevate the tasting experience. Beyond its delicious appeal, having a signature cocktail like the Smoky Bourbon adds an extra layer of fun and memorability to your party. It becomes a talking point, a unique feature that sets your gathering apart. So, sip, savor, and let the Smoky Bourbon become the emblem of a night filled with good company and unforgettable moments. Cheers!
Smoky Bourbon Ingredients:
2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Smoked Maple Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange twist, for garnish
1. Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
2. Pour in the bourbon, smoked maple syrup, and Angostura bitters.
3. Stir the mixture well for about 20-30 seconds to chill and properly dilute the cocktail.
4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.
5. Express the oils from an orange twist over the drink by holding it over the glass and giving it a firm squeeze. This will release the citrus aroma, enhancing the cocktail's fragrance.
6. Garnish the cocktail with the twisted orange peel.
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