How to Make Your Own Restaurant-Worthy Seafood Platter

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How to Make Your Own Restaurant-Worthy Seafood Platter

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Things To Grab

  • Rimmed baking sheets
  • Aluminum foil
  • Pastry brush
  • Skillet
  • Paper towels
  • Toothpicks
  • Meat thermometer
  • Microwave-safe bowls
  • 6-qt. pressure cooker or Instant Pot

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    Let's face it: We miss seafood platters! No matter how much you love takeout food, takeout seafood isn't all that appetizing. Good thing you can make your own seafood platter that will rival your favorite restaurant. Whether you're looking for a fun activity with your family, or treating your significant other to a special night in, give these recipes a try. We promise they won't let you down!

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    1. Start with crab cakes. Prepare and portion crab cakes (you can even do this in advance and keep the portioned crab cakes in the fridge until you're ready to cook). Cook according to recipe directions and keep warm on a wire rack in a 200-degree oven. 

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    2. Is it a seafood platter without some creamy cheesy mac and cheese? We didn't think so either. We added some asparagus so you can feel good about getting some veggies, too. You'll want to allow about 25 minutes for this recipe to come together depending on how long it takes your pressure cooker to reach pressure and start cooking. 

    3. For the star of your seafood platter, may we suggest a butterflied lobster tail with homemade garlic butter? Butterfly the lobster tails and make the garlic butter in advance and store in the fridge. You'll want to heat the oven to broil 10 minutes before you broil the lobster tails. But when you throw those bad boys in the oven, they'll only take about 4 to 6 minutes. We'll just leave that recipe right here...

    4. Finally: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops. Did we save the best for last? Maybe. Sear bacon according to recipe instructions and wrap scallops in bacon; secure with a toothpick. Store in the fridge until the last few minutes before you're ready to eat. Scallops are quick to cook (1 to 2 minutes of searing per side) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 

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