One of the best ideas seafood charcuterie board ideas is not only easy but also delicious. Seafood lovers will enjoy having a seafood platter filled with delicious options and seacuterie boards.

Many people love a traditional charcuterie board, however seacuterie board is a fun way to enjoy lean protein.  In fact, a large board of fish and seafood options is a great option for people following a Mediterranean diet lifestyle to start the new year.  

One of the best things about a seafood charcuterie board is that is only takes a few minutes to make them.  However, the flavors are the board are so good that you would think it would take hours!

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4 DIY Seafood Charcuterie Board Ideas 

Part of the fun of making a charcuterie board is to be creative with a DIY seafood charcuterie board. Here are 4 DIY Seafood Charcuterie Board Ideas that you will love to make over and over:

1.Tuna & Crab Salad Dip Charcuterie Board

2. Sushi Theme Charcuterie Board

3. Kids & Family Fish Stick Charcuterie Board

4. Smoked Salmon Charcuterie Board

What Types of Board to Use for Seafood Charcuterie Board Ideas

The type of boards to use for seafood charcuterie board depends on the amount people you are serving and the occasion.  For example, of course a larger board is needed for a larger crowd.  Alternatively, a board that is a serving tray style is good for keeping small board toppings within the side limits of the board.

  • Wooden Cutting Board
  • Serving Platter
  • Baking Sheet Lined
In addition, there are grazing boards and charcuterie boards.  See Grazing board vs charcuterie to learn more.  Additional items are to add to the board are the right jams and cheeses, find the full list here.

Affordable Seafood Charcuterie Board Ideas for Party

Depending on what you add to a seafood board and if what you are adding is seasonal, the cost of a seafood board can add up.  

However, seafood charcuterie boards do not have to be limited to crab legs, crab claws, and lobster tails (which can drive the price up on a seafood charcuterie).  There are some great options for more affordable possibilities to have a unique awe-inspiring platter that doesn’t have to break the bank. 

The ideas listed are basic and more affordable for a DIY seafood platter; however, if you want to elevate the board and add crab legs and lobster tails, they are also beautiful and delicious options for the steamed or boiled seafood board.

Simple Seafood Charcuterie Board Ideas

The best way to have a simple seafood charcuterie board is to use items found in your local grocery store.  

The items that we are using on these boards are generally not seasonal, fairly easy to find, good sources of protein, and more affordable than adding snow crab legs and lobster tails.

Insanely Easy Seafood Charcuterie Seacuterie Board Ideas

These easy seafood charcuterie board ideas are so delicious you will want to make them for all of your next special occasions.

All of the boards listed below are for appetizer board for approximately 4 people.  However, the amount that the board feeds depends on the other options you have available.

1.Tuna & Crab Salad Dip Charcuterie Board

For this board we are making a tuna salad and crab dip. Seafood dips are a fun way to add visual appeal to the wooden board.  This board is perfect for an appetizer for game watching, party, or your next gathering. Tuna salad and crab dip are one of my favorite dips.  

However, you can also use it to make a wrap, stuff a mini pepper, or eat it with pita crackers.

Place the dips in small bowls around the beautiful seafood board.

Grocery List:

  • canned tuna or tuna pouches

  • imitation crab meat

  • mayonnaise with olive oil

  • fresh sprigs of dill (or dried dill weed)

  • celery

  • pita crackers

  • mini peppers

  • lemon juice

  • fresh lemon wedges

  • lettuce leaves

  • cream cheese (whipped)

How to Make the Tuna Salad and Crab Salad (Dip)

For both the tuna salad and crab salad, here is what I used:

Tuna Salad – mix 2 tuna pouches, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese, then add dill, salt, and pepper to taste.

Crab Salad – mix 8 to 12 ounces of chopped imitation crab, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese, then add dill, salt, and pepper to taste. 

2. Sushi Theme Charcuterie Board

Don’t worry, you don’t have to roll sushi for this one.  This board is intended for using fresh sushi purchased from your local grocery store or restaurant.  It doesn’t require lots of sushi because there are other pairings on the board that make nice options on the charcuterie platter.  

This beautiful platter is perfect for your next dinner party.  The best part is that you can buy things that take very little preparation, so it doesn’t have to be stressful to be a great host.

Grocery List:

  • 2 sushi rolls of choice

  • peeled boiled shrimp (I use shrimp cocktail platter)

  • cocktail sauce

  • lemon wedges

  • imitation crab sticks (or cut imitation crab)

  • soy sauce

  • edamame

  • seaweed chips

3. Fish Stick Charcuterie Board – Kid Friendly 

Your family will love this idea for fish boards!  Grab some frozen fish sticks, some fresh veggies, tartar sauce, and you are on your way to having a DIY fish charcuterie board.  

This is one of the best seafood charcuterie board ideas because it is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Grocery List:

  • frozen fish sticks

  • tartar sauce

  • celery

  • cheese options

  • add mini peppers (optional)

  • add grapes (optional)

Assemble on the board as displayed in picture.

4. Salmon Charcuterie Board – Perfect for Brunch

A salmon charcuterie board is perfect type of seafood for a breakfast board.  One of the easiest salmon options to get at the local grocery store is smoked salmon.  

It makes a great finger foods option and pairs perfectly with bagel and cream cheese.  Combine fresh fruits and fresh herbs to make a beautiful board presentation.  A fish charcuterie board like this can combine cooked wild salmon and packaged smoked salmon for nice options for your next gathering.  

Grocery List:

  • ​smoked salmon package

  • cream cheese (whipped)

  • peppercorns

  • fresh dill

  • strawberries

Assemble on the board as displayed in picture.

If you like smoked salmon, you will also love these Smoked salmon breakfast ideas.

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Hot and Cold Seafood Platter

Most of these ideas are for a cold seafood platter.  However, if you are into steaming seafood, you can also create a hot seafood platter as well which coincides with the steamed or boiled seafood charcuterie board.

Seafood Grazing Board

All of the idea that are listed are perfect for a seafood grazing board at a party or just for an appetizer before dinner. Additionally, the smoked salmon board is a great for a seafood grazing board for brunch.

Seacuterie Seafood Charcuterie Board Ideas

These seafood charcuterie board ideas are easy to prepare and absolutely delicious.  In preparing all four of these trays, I admired the awe-inspiring look of the platters.  

Not only that, my family LOVES these platters so much!  Honestly, when we make these boards, there is not much leftover!  However, when we do have some ingredients leftovers, like shrimp and crab salad, and we are look forward to eating the leftovers. 


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