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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Seafood Recipes

Stir-Fried Prawns Recipe
Serves 4
•    135 gm fresh shelled large cooked prawns•    2 tbsp vegetable oil•    1 clove garlic, finely chopped•    Half cup frozen peas•    3 tbsp water•    4 spring onions•    1 chilli, finely sliced•    Half tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
•    1 tbsp soy sauce•    1 tsp corn flour solution (water with corn flour)•    Sesame seeds, for garnish•    100 g water chestnuts sliced

Stir-Fried Prawns Preparation:
1.    Heat a wok with oil till it is almost smoking then add prawns, ginger, chilli & garlic & cook for 2-3 minutes.
2.    Add water chestnuts, soy sauce, water & cook for 2 minutes.
3.    Add corn flour solution. Peas & spring onions.
4.    Cook for a further 2 minutes or till the sauce thickens.
5.    Garnish with sesame seeds & serve on a bed of egg noodles.

Shrimps ragout with white beans Recipe
•    750 gm shrimps, cooked and drained•    1 cup white beans•    One-third cup minced shallot
•    celery & turnip•    6 tbsp butter•    Quarter cup each diced carrot,•    1 cup heavy cream
•    Saffron, a pinch•    Dill springs, for garnish•    Salt & pepper to taste

Food preparation:
1.    Shell prawns & cut meat into se4rving pieces.
2.    In a small saucepan sweet diced vegetables in two tbsp butter over very low heat. Cover for 6-8 minutes or until just tender.
3.    Season with salt-n-pepper.
4.    In a small saucepan, bring cream & saffron to a boil; simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup.
5.    Cream should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
6.    Cook white beans in a saucepan by boiling in salted water for 30-45 minutes drain & refresh.
7.    In a skillet heat 2 tbsp butter, add shallots & cook over low heat just until softened.
8.    Add shrimp, season with salt-n-pepper & cook over medium-high heat for a minute.
9.    Add saffron, cream, diced vegetables & beans.
10.    Stir in about 1 or 2 tbsp softened unsalted butter & toss to coat.
11.    Transfer to a warmed dinner plate & serve immediately, garnished with sprigs of dill.

Baked fish Recipe
Serves 4
This recipe also known as Oven Baked Fish
•    750 gm  cod, hake or snapper fillets or steaks•    1 tsp  cumin•    1/8 tsp  cinnamon•    1 piece  (1 inch) ginger root grated•    ¾ cup  each loosely packed flat leaf parsley, cilantro leaves•    3 tbsp  olive oil
•    2 cloves  garlic•    ½ cup  coriander seeds•    2 tbsp  orange juice plus more for thinning•    1 tsp  hot paprika•    1 tsp  lemon zest•    1/8 tsp  saffron (optional),•    1/8 tsp  ground re pepper•    ½ tsp  salt     

Baked fish Preparation:
1.    Heat oven to 232 C.
2.    combine garlic, ginger, parsley, cilantro, olive oil, orange juice, cumin, paprika, lemon zest, coriander seed, saffron, cinnamon & red pepper in a blender or a mortar & pestle; blend to a paste.
3.    Season fish fillets with salt; rub in half of the spice mixture.
4.    Place fillets in a greased shallow baking dish; cook until fish is just cooked through.
5.    Then the remaining half of the spice mixture with orange juice to make a smooth sauce; spoon over fish fillets.

Fish red curry Recipe
This recipe also known as Thai red fish curry
•    200 gms hammour fillet•    20 gms  coconut milk•    Fish sauce to taste•    5 gms  green peppercorns
•    5 gms  adrak•    5 gms  red curry paste ( Thai )•    3 gms  lemongrass•    5 gms  red chillies•    3 gms  sweet basil•    3 tbsp  oil

Fish red curry Preparation:
1.    Heat one tbsp oil in a pan & fry fish until cooked on both side.
2.    Heat remaining oil in another frying pan & sauté curry paste.
3.    Add coconut milk & let it simmer for five minutes.
4.    Add the remaining ingredients & cook for another three minutes.
5.    Place fish on a platter & pour the sauce over it.

Tuna sandwich Recipe
Serves 2
This recipe also known as Tuna salad sandwich or Tuna fish sandwich
•    50 gms flaked tuna•    1 lemon Juice•    Mayonnaise, as desired•    1 tbsp chopped parsley•    Salt & pepper, to taste•    Finely-grated Cheddar cheese and coriander chutney, as desired•    4 slices brown bread

Tuna sandwich Preparation:
1.    Mix tuna, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley and Cheddar cheese.
2.    Spread chutney on bread slices and to pit with the tuna mixture.
3.    Pan-fry sandwiches in butter until golden brown on the outer side or make toasted sandwiches in a sandwich maker.
4.    Cut it into half and serve immediately.

Fried fish with chili sauce Recipe
This recipe also known as Deep fried fish with Thai chili sauce
•    150 gms  fish fillet•    Oil, as need•    Basil seeds, for garnishing For sweet chili sauce•    50 gms  red chilies, halved lengthwise•    25 gms  cilantro, chopped•    100 ml  water•    25 gms garlic, minced
•    100 gms  fish sauce•    100 gms  sugar•    175 ml  lemon juice      

Fried fish with chili sauce Preparation:
1.    Scrape red chili seeds & combine all ingredients in a pan.
2.    Simmer until the chillies & garlic is soft, stirring occasionally.
3.    Score the fish filled diagonally & repeat the same action in the opposite direction, leaving the skin to hold the resulting cubes together.
4.    Deep fry fish till it turns crispy & golden brown.
5.    Drain & place it on a platter.
6.    Spoon sauce over & serve.

Grilled shrimps Recipe
•    3  ripe tomatoes, quartered, seeded & finely chopped•    3  cloves garlic, finely chopped
•    Half  cucumber, finely chopped•    1  red pepper, seeded & finely chopped•    2  shallots, peeled & finely chopped•    3.5  cups tomato juice•    1 tsp  olive oil•    2 tbsp  red vinegar•    ½ tsp  sugar
•    Freshly ground pepper, to taste•    ¼ tsp salt
For grilled shrimp)
•    ½ kg  shrimp, peeled & divined•    1 tsp  olive oil•    1  clove garlic, minced•    1/8 tsp  cayenne
•    2 tbsp  fresh lemon juice•    1/8 tsp  zeera

Food preparation:
1.    Mix together tomato, cucumber & red pepper.
2.    Include garlic & shallots stir in tomato juice, vinegar, oil sugar, salt & pepper cover & allow chilling several hours or overnight.
3.    Place shrimps remaining ingredients in bag & squeeze gently to coat shrimp evenly refrigerate about 30 minutes.
4.    Drain & discard marinade skewer shrimp preheat grill to medium-heat or allow coals to burn down to white ash.
5.    Spray grill grate with non-stick spray coating.
6.    Grill shrimps 3-4 minutes per side or just until shrimp are done and turn pink; do not over cook.

Baked fish fillet Recipe
•    1 tbsp lemon juice•    90 gm  fish fillet•    15 gm  cream•    2 gm  saunf powder•    2 gm  zafran
•    20 ml  fish stock•    Salt & pepper, to taste
For the marinade
•    10 gm  pine nuts, roasted•    1 tbsp  olive oil•    30 gm  red pepper•    20 gm  tomatoes•    10 gm  shallots
•    5 gm  each, thyme & oregano•    20 gm  butter

Food preparation:
1.    Season fillet with salt, pepper & lemon juice. Keep aside.
2.    Blend all the ingredients for the marinade well & marinate the fish I n it.
3.    Pour fish stock over.
4.    Bake the fish in a preheated oven for 6-8 minutes at 180 degree C. reduce the cream, add zafran, saunf powder, salt & pepper.
5.    Using a hand blender, churn the mixture to make it frothy.
6.    To serve, place fish on a plate & drizzle cream around.
7.    Serve with grilled vegetables & pumpkin risotto.

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