Category Archives: FISH & SEAFOOD

Devilled whitebait

Devilled whitebait

Devilled whitebait are deliciously crisp little fish that may be served with lemon wedges and thinly sliced brown bread and butter, and eaten with fingers. Or you can serve them with any light salad you like. Whitebait are tender and edible, and can be regarded as a delicacy. The entire fish is eaten including head, fins and gut. Some species make better eating than others, and the particular species that are marketed as “whitebait” varies in different parts of the world. As whitebait consists of immature fry of many important food species (such as herring, sprat, sardines, mackerel, bass and many others) it is not an ecologicially viable foodstuff and in several countries strict controls on harvesting exist. Records of whitebait as a food in England date back to 1612. By the 1780s it was fashionable to dine on whitebait.

Usual mistakes when buying seafood

Usual mistakes when buying seafood

The best way to break down the mistakes that are done when buying seafood is to look at each type of seafood and the characteristics it should have when you purchase it. You should buy high quality seafood whether it is fresh or frozen and these tips on what to look for to keep you from making the top 10 mistakes when buying seafood.

Cooking Salmon Tips & Methods

Cooking Salmon Tips & Methods

Salmon is a versatile fish for the reason that there are numerous ways to prepare the fillets. It’s a healthy protein filled with Omega 3 Fats which have many health benefits, including enhanced brain function and overall wellness. Salmon is a flavorsome fish therefore can choose to cook it unseasoned or you can add a range of spices to add even more flavor. The most common ways of cooking salmon include baking, pan frying and poaching. Keep reading for a few helpful tips about how to cook salmon.

To bake the salmon, put the fillets in a dish which has been sprayed with olive oil apply or wrap the salmon in foil with various spices i.e. experiment with different spices and herbs or a squeeze of lemon juice or a hint of soy sauce.

Mexican shrimp with avocado salsa

Mexican shrimp with avocado salsa
Mexican shrimp with avocado salsa is very light and healthy dish. It combines strong but refreshing flavours. It could be a great surprise to your family and friends. On the Pacific coast seafood is common, generally cooked with various European spices along with chili peppers, and is often served with a spicy salsa. Favored fish varieties include marlin, swordfish, snapper, tuna, shrimp and octopus. Tropical fruits are also important. The cuisine of the Baja California peninsula is especially heavy on seafood, with the widest variety. It also features a mild green chili pepper as well as dates, especially in sweets.

Smoked trout risotto

Smoked trout risotto

Risottos are great way of making more expensive ingredients, in this case smoked trout, stretch further. The strong flavour of the smoked fish permeates all the way through the dish, and, in combination with the cream and white wine, produces a rich and delicious all-in-one-dish supper, perfect for the cold months of winter. Trout is a favourite fish with anglers. There are many types of trout found around the globe. Rainbow trout is a fish native to the USA and is popular with fish farmers because it is relatively easy to breed. Steelhead trout – a sea-going rainbow trout – is also found in the USA. Brown trout is native to the British Isles and is organically farmed, making it readily available. Trout can have an earthy flavour, particularly if caught in the wild, and therefore benefits from citrus and acidic flavours including lemon and capers.