Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Cheese and crackers


Cheese and crackers

I did a plate of snacks which turned out not only to look good but also to taste good.  The key was the use of different colour.  I didn’t use any spread – just cheese (in this case a speciality Colby called Stirling) and a slice of gherkin topped off with salmon caviare – a little pot of this stuff will go a long way.  It adds a little textural pop – not really fishy – and some great colour.  I put a little coriander on the plate for extra green.  

One mistake I made is to salt and pepper after putting it onto the plate – so if I had done that on a board before the plate would have looked much better.  I guess you could use any sort of crackers but I used some really thin ones – because I view all crackers as nutritionally rubbish and so the less of them there is the better.


Update - 8 March - some viewers have been asking about the salmon caviar.  This the picture of the brand I bought but when looking for it I noticed that there are other brands including Canadian ones available.

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49 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing....not sure if my kids would go for eating caviar yet though

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    1. You know if you didn't tell them what it was I think they would love it. It provides good colour and a little textural pop. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. Hi Carole,
    Thank you so much.
    i always love to see what others are doing.
    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks for taking time to look at my post. Good luck to you too.

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  3. These sound delicious! And I completely agree with you on the crackers :)

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    1. Yeah, sometimes I even just use a thin layer of cheese instead of having any cracker at all... but it's not quite the same. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

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    1. I know it takes time to comment, so thank you very much

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  5. These look delicious! I love all the fresh colors and different textures. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I do think we eat with our eyes!

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  6. Hi Carole, I think the pepper on the plate looks good. It would also look good served on the board. ;-)

    Hope you enjoyed eating the food. I love cheese and et it all too often. ;-)

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    1. Yes I should look into getting a cheeseboard. Thanks for your comment.

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  7. I actually like the salt and pepper on the plate :-). Nice dish!

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    1. I'm not sure. But it tasted just fine. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Carole, I like the salt and pepper on the plate too ! Nice combination using the "caviar"...other options could be: Make mini (bite size) pancakes, freeze them to use later. Like Blini. Top with goat cheese, a sprinkle of Japanese Caviar (you know, the tiny red ones ?) and decorate with some fresh dill.
    SO many variations, but I do love yours !

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    1. Great idea re the blinis - thanks so much for sharing it with me.

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  9. I like the idea of the slice of pickle and am sure I'd love this cheese. Thanks for visiting my blog; glad to have found yours.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  10. i've never heard of Salmon caviar but it looks really good!

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    1. I just get it in little jars from the supermarket here in NZ. I'll edit the post and put a picture of it on when I have one. Thanks for the comment.

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  11. That looks fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog, now I have a new appetizer on my to-do list!

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  12. The picture on your side bar caught my eye. Looks tasty.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. The salmon caviar is a good idea. Such a pretty color!

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    1. Thanks, Libby. The salmon caviar not only added colour but some great texture.

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  14. My husband would love this! I'd love to surprise him and make a regular plate of crackers and cheese look this special. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You are most welcome. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  15. So pretty!! We have cheese and crackers often on the weekends before dinner. I'm going to use your idea to make for a much prettier plate next weekend. :)

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    1. thanks Beth. It's great that you take time to comment on all the Weekend Cooking posts.

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  16. These look so fresh and appetising! I like the pepper on the plate - looks kind of chef-y!

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    1. And I thought it just looked messy... Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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  17. We always have cheese and crackers for appetizers but never thought of putting caviar on it. We will be giving that a try next time we make them. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. Hope you enjoy them - it gives them a bit of a pop. Thanks for the comment.

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  18. My favorite cracker recipe is a slice of Parmesan, a small slice of ham (like prosciutto), a dot of tomato paste, and a basil leaf. Colorful and delicious!

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    1. that sounds just fab. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I love the caviar, looks like a delicious treat with the cheese and crackers!

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  20. I have yet to get the caviar but seeing this again reminds me to add it to my shopping list. Looks so good with the cheese and crackers.

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  21. Your presentation is beautiful in its simplicity. Love it, thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. I love cheese plates! They're so fun to make and a great idea for parties. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  23. i never would have thought to add caviar - very pretty

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  24. Looks great! I love caviar. I've never had it on cheese and crackers, though. I've only had it on sushi but the addition to cheese and crackers seems like a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. Please note, I changed my blog name from Jam's Corner to This Gal Cooks. Same blog, different name. www.thisgalcooks.com I hope to see you at next week's party!

    Julie

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  25. I love cheese & crackers - great snack that I don't feel too guilty about eating!

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  26. My kids love cheese and crackers. This is a great after school snack for the whole family. Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week!

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