Nutritionists and doctors have finally discovered the many benefits of eating seafood. Omega oil-rich diets are beneficial for our brain, heart, joints, hair, skin, and many other areas of our bodies. Thankfully, seafood is not just good for your health, it also is delicious. Better still, most seafood dishes are super easy to prepare!
I’ve just gathered a few of my favourite fool-proof seafood dishes to whet your appetite.
You will need: 1kg potatoes, milk, chives, butter, mustard, 400gmixed fish (cod, haddock, salmon), flour, sweet corn, and peas.
Preheat the oven at 200°C. Start off by boiling the potatoes until cooked and subsequently mashing them. Prepare a sauce with the butter, flour, milk, and chives. Gently heat, stir and allow to thicken. Once the sauce is nice and creamy, take off the heat and add the fish. Spoon into an oven-proof dish. Spread the mashed potato over the fish and bake in the oven at 200° for 20-25 minutes.
Best served hot and delicious with a mixed green leaf salad.
You will need: Onion, fennel, olive oil, risotto rice, vegetable stock, mixed frozen seafood, frozen peas, parmesan, parsley, lemon and vegetable stock.
Sauté the fennel and the onions in olive oil until soft. Add the risotto rice and continue to sauté for another couple of minutes before adding water and vegetable stock. Simmer until the rice is nearly cooked and then add the frozen seafood and peas. Cook the rice, the seafood, and peas until tender. Take of the heat and add the parmesan and parsley. Squeeze the lemon and add the juice. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately with a mixed salad.
Tagliatelle with Mussels and Crème Fraiche
You will need: Tagliatelle, onion, olive oil, dry white wine, mussels, crème fraiche, parsley, and tarragon.
Boil the pasta until al dente. Meanwhile, sauté the onion in olive oil and add the white wine as soon as the onion starts changing colour. Allow to simmer and reduce. Add the crème fraiche and the mussels and cook for 5 minutes or until all the mussels are open. Discard any mussels that won’t open. Toss mussels and crème fraiche mixture into the pasta, stir and add the tarragon and the parsley.
Horseradish Baked Salmon
You will need: Bread crumbs, horseradish sauce, thyme, salmon steaks, shredded cabbage, and Greek Yoghurt.
Preheat the oven at 180℃. Blend the bread crumbs, dried thyme, and horseradish sauce. Place the salmon steak on an oiled, oven-proof dish and spread the bread crumb-horseradish mix on the salmon steaks. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the shredded cabbage until tender, drain and return to the pan. Add the Greek yoghurt and season with salt and pepper.
Take the baked salmon out of the oven and serve with the Greek yoghurt cabbage.
All of these dishes are easy and quick to prepare. Please send me your favourite seafood recipes. From paella to octopus salad, there are literally thousands of healthy, delicious seafood dishes to delight you and your family.