Charcuterie Platter Ideas: Nduja Salami

Nduja Salami Charcuterie

Nduja Salami

If you want to add some pop to your next charcuterie platter, try a taste of Nduja salami. These salamis are soft in texture with a spicy kick. And, they’re spreadable! Nduja salami is seasoned with salt, wine, red pepper and a variety of intoxicating flavors. Nduja salami is mainly made from the pig’s belly and it’s not smoked. It is typically made with parts of the pig such as the shoulder and belly, as well as tripe, roasted peppers and a mixture of spices. It has Italian origins and its most famous version today comes from the town of Spilinga.


Charcuterie Platter of Nduja Salami on Bread


Charcuterie Platter Pairings

Nduja salami’s soft texture and red color comes from the hot red chili pepper. The flavor profile makes it a distinct addition to any charcuterie platter. But the fact that it is spreadable makes it good with so much more! A common choice is to pair Nduja with bread, but let’s get creative. Spicy and sweet is an awesome combo. Add honey combs, dried figs, or even candied ginger on your charcuterie board.


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Beyond Charcuterie Boards, Nduja Salami In Recipes

Nduja salami’s unique properties also make it great as an ingredient in recipes. Of course, you could use it as a spread on sandwiches. But we suggest you also try mixing a dab into your pasta or pizza sauces. It is also great on eggs or tossed in with steamed shellfish.


Honey for charcuterie

How To Pronounce Nduja

And if you do add Nduja to your charcuterie boards, make sure you get its name right when people ask you what it is. ‘Nduja is pronounced en-DOO-ya. You can order Nduja salamis from Amazon. Our picks for a salami and spreadable version. Enjoy!


Photos: Nduja Salami by Alice Wiegand / CC-BY-SA 4.0, ‘Nduja ready for eating by Cirimbillo/CC BY-SA 3.0

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