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Garlic prawns

Garlic prawns

Garlic prawns are a diamond coming from Catalan cuisine. As an appetiser for a dinner party, or one of the many tapas you tuck in to over a glass of wine and some good conversation, garlic prawns are sure to be a hit. Serve in cazuelas de barro (earthenware ramekins) for a particularly authentic approach. Cold-water prawns are sold ready-cooked, either peeled or with the shell still on. Warm-water prawns are rarely peeled, but are sold raw and cooked in the shell. Both types of prawns, when sold raw, are likely to have been frozen at some point, even if you buy them chilled: check the label before purchasing if you want to freeze them. If you’re not intending to use the prawns immediately, it’s best to buy them already frozen.

Seafood recipes for the Christmas

Seafood recipes for the Christmas

Christmas parties are only spent once a year, a very exceptional time when beloved ones gather and observe and partake in the mood of the season.  As such, your Yuletide dinner (or lunch) spread should be more than the usual.

A special way to make an impression whether it’s a family reunion at home or a potluck party at the office is to dish out something unexpected.  Rather than spend a lot of time cooking a traditional roast turkey with all its customary accompaniments, keep that for Thanksgiving this year and program spectacular seafood spread instead.

Mussels with lemongrass, chilli and kaffir lime leaves

Mussels with lemongrass, chilli and kaffir lime leaves

It is important to use coconut cream and not coconut milk for this recipe, because the juices from the mussels would dilute the milk too much and make a dish less intense in flavour. Originally this recipe should be cooked on the barbecue, but it can just as easily be done on the top of the stove, in a wok or a large, deep saucepan. Often regarded as poor man’s shellfish, mussels are cheap and plentiful. In the wild, they grow on coastline rocks and stones but the majority of mussels available in the UK are farmed in suitable coastal waters. Mussels are one of the most environmentally sound types of fish or shellfish available. There’s no hefty price tag and, what’s more, these little creatures are in abundance.

Prawn Tails With Beer

Prawn Tails With Beer

Creating dinner after a lengthy and exhausting day is sometimes so tough that we resort to the quick fix – order out. Even so, cooking gives us an opportunity to fix up and make nutritious food picks for ourselves and our families. The secret is scheduling things in advance to squeeze in the time for cooking and saving those recipes we love at hand.

This nifty prawn tails with beer recipe is unquestionably one that would satisfy your tummies with satisfaction and your spirits with joy. Stick with these simple steps and have easy dinner ready in as little as 30 minutes.

Spicy Louisiana cajun shrimps with chipotle dip

Spicy Louisiana cajun shrimps with chipotle dip

Spicy Louisiana cajun shrimps are delicious appetizer and finger food. The chipotle pepper is a smoked or dried jalapeño pepper. The smoked chipotle pepper originated in the area surrounding Mexico City. Peoples prior to the Aztec civilization were thought to have invented the chipotle pepper. The peppers may have been smoked to keep them from rotting, since the jalapeño was prone to quickly deteriorate when stored. While shrimp may be small in size, they’re huge in terms of nutritional value. A rich source of lean protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, shrimp are low in fat and calories and are also carb-free.