Tag: seafood

Salpicon de Marisco – Spanish Seafood Salad

Ingredients:

  • 500 g frozen mixed seafood
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • cider vinegar
  • salt to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic.
  2. Chop the green pepper.
  3. Halve the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Peel the shrimps if needed.
  5. Cut the octopus and the surimi into slices.
  6. Chop the onion into small pieces
  7. Chop the red pepper and the green one.
  8. Place all these ingredients in a bowl, including with the black olives, which I forgot to add :).
  9. Mince finely the garlic.
  10. Prepare the vinaigrette: Add the oil, vinegar, salt and the minced garlic into a bowl, and using a fork beat it until emulsified and thickened. Add more olive oil or vinegar to your taste.
  11. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salpicon bowl. Let it rest for 1-2 hours for its ingredients to marinade.
  12. Serve it cold.

Aquapazza – Italian Seafood Soup Recipe

Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 8

Ingredients (4-6 servings)

  • 500 g mulletsAquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 1
  • 500 g mussels
  • 500 g mackerel fillets
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 red hot chilli pepper
  • 2 green onion
  • olive oil
  • 200 ml Italian red wine – I used some Montepulciano
  • 200 ml water
  • Salt to taste
  • grated mozzarella (optional)

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and clean the fishes and mussels.
  2. Chop the garlic and chilli pepper.
  3. Dice finely the tomatoes.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a medium soup pot, add the garlic and fry it until fragrant over medium heat.  Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 2
  5. Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and keep frying, stirring until tomatoes are softened.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 3
  6. Add the cleaned mullets and mussels and fry them for another 1-2 minutes.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 4
  7. Add the wine and water and the mackerel fillets and cook for about 3-5 minutes over low heat.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 5Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 6
  8. Add the chopped green onions and cook for another 30 seconds.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 7
  9. Serve while hot, garnish with some extra chopped green onions.
  10. You can top it with some grated mozzarella to melt.Aquapazza Italian Seafood Soup Recipe 9

Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) – Greek Recipe:

Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe

As I told in a previous article, I had a short summer holiday in Greece where I ate quite a few seafood dishes, one of the favourites being the following – Shrimp Saganaki or as the Greek call it – Garides Saganaki.

I bought and brought back from Greece lots goodies – feta cheese, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil.

A week ago, Shuang, a friend from China, stayed over so I cooked her the following dish. She licked her fingers

 Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 500 g medium shrimps (about 15-20 pieces)Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  • 50 ml ouzo
  • 400 g cherry tomatoes, but you can use also plum or other kinds of tomatoes
  • 200 g Greek feta cheeseShrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon red peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • a few bread slices for the side
  • a handful of Kalamata olives for the finishing

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic and onion.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes, or if using bigger tomatoes, dice them.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  3. Heat the olive oil in a smaller pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped onion, garlic and red chilli flakes and fry until translucent and softened.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes, stir and simmer over medium heat about 5 minutes, the sauce has formed.
  6. Add the whole shrimps, ouzo and the red peppercorns to taste and simmer for 2 minutes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  7. Crumble or cut the feta cheese into cubes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  8. Add the feta cheese and oregano. Cover it with a lid and simmer for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  9. Meanwhile, in a different pan heat some olive oil and fry some rye bread to toast.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  10. Serve while shrimps still hot.

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