seafood made even better
The benefit of living of close to the ocean is being able to get wonderful fresh seafood.
1 Get as fresh as possible – it should smell of the sea not of itself if that makes sense.
2 Keep it cool every hour out of the fridge means an extra “day” of fridge life.
3 Use that lemon – fresh lemon juice sparkles the seafood flavour.
4 Cook in less time – a scallop for example only 30 seconds each side – salmon cook till it is still pink in the centre – best medium rare you can always cook some more but you can’t help over-cooked fish.
5 Forget cheese with seafood it really doesn’t work.
6 Try to avoid cream sauces as well with seafood in the main – a lighter cleaner sauce works best.
7 Don’t over complicate flavours – less is more – also if the seafood is fresh why swamp it with other flavour.
8 Try fennel with seafood and vanilla with crayfish.
9 When making seafood fritters try a little rice flour in the mix to make a lighter fritter.
10 Try grapefruit with fresh crab.