Plateau de fruits de mer

A plateau de fruits de mer (French for 'plate of the fruits of the sea') is a seafood dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice.

A plateau de fruits de mer

A plateau de fruits de mer generally consists entirely of shellfish and is served with condiments such as mignonette sauce, cocktail sauce, and lemon.[1]


The serving platter is often held above table level by a stand, and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat. It can alternatively be served on a bed of seaweed (vraic).


A plateau de fruits de mer may include:[2]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Flay, Bobby. "Plateau Fruits de Mer" "Food Network" Retrieved on 2009-03-02
  2. ^ Allart, Sinead "Plateau de fruits de mer" Archived 2014-08-26 at the Wayback Machine "" Retrieved on 2009-03-02