Recently, I was invited to participate in Frick’s Blogger Recipe Challenge.
If you’re not familiar, Frick’s products are “only the finest handpicked cuts of meat, cured with real cane sugar and slow roasted in small batches over American hardwood“.
This is some seriously good meat.
There are three categories in this competition – Appetizer, Center of the Plate, and On the Grill. I decided to participate in all three. This post will highlight my favorite one, and highlight another.
Bone In Ham – This is one big hardwood smoked hunk of juicy ham that is perfect for any holiday or family gathering. You’ll love the leftovers.
Applewood Boneless Ham – Pre-sliced, ready to eat and fits perfectly on an appetizer platter. The flavor of this ham is outstanding. Chop it up for casseroles or dips, keep the slices on hand for easy sandwich making, or just snack on it.
Smoked Turkey Drums – This one is fun. Big enough for four to snack on, these turkey drums are so full of flavor and versatile to use. My first recipe is my favorite. It’s a smoked turkey charcuterie board, but I initially called it my Bam-Bam Board.
This is the Appetizer round.
Smoked turkey drum and lots of accompaniments, this is a charcuterie board on steroids but with the elegance of Martha Stewart.
Awesome for dinner parties, football parties, baby showers, or any gathering; this is your new go to for entertaining or just hanging out at home with your favorite people watching a movie.
How beautiful is this??
A key to a good charcuterie, or any board really, is a good combination of different flavors and balance of texture and colors. Here, I started with my centerpiece, the turkey drum, and thought about cheeses and spreads that would be good to taste with the smokiness of the turkey (or cheese you’re unsure of, half the fun is tasting!), I chose goat cheese and white cheddars, then move out to pickled or brined like olives and pickles, veggies and fruits such as tomatoes, fresh parsley and grapes. Lastly, choose your vehicles.
Crackers and crostini make perfect vehicles for everyone to make their own little appetizers. Stone ground mustard and honey are your flavor binders here.
Here is your printable –