No matter what restaurant you visit, anywhere in the world, seafood dishes are some of the most popular chosen every time. Of course, the best seafood dishes feature ingredients that were freshly caught that day, meaning that they tend to be in coastal locations and fishing ports.
Having a fantastic meal at a restaurant often inspires people to try and cook similar for themselves when they are at home. It may be slightly harder to get such fresh ingredients when cooking for yourself at home, but Seafresh can help you overcome this problem, with the highest quality ingredients, shipped to you on the same day. So, here are some seafood dinner favourites that you can recreate at home.
As you might expect from a this is an American dish and treated as an appetiser. Traditionally it is served in half-shells, but if you don’t have access to those, it isn’t a problem. The oysters are topped with amazing ingredients including herbs, breadcrumbs and a butter sauce and then popped in the oven to bake. This dates back to 1895, in a restaurant called Antoine’s based in New Orleans. Initially, this was a snail a dish called escargot bourguignon what inspired by the sea it was adapted to use oysters instead. The franchise closely guards the exact recipe, but you can have a good go at recreating it for yourself based on what you already know.
Fish Head Curry
Okay, this one might not be for everybody, but in Singapore, it is a speciality meal which is a coconut cream-based curry with fish heads, tomatoes, and various spices including coriander, garlic, chilli, cumin, turmeric tamarind, curry leaves and more. It dates back to the 1970s and was a lesson in economy, by not throwing away the unwanted heads of the fish. A popular dish across Asia, it is served with rice or bread and regularly enjoyed by family groups. It is relatively simple to recreate this dish at home.
Heading down to the American South, we find a traditional fish dish in the form of fried catfish, which can either be plain fried or southern fried. The fillets of fish will be soaked in milk and then covered in the cornmeal mixture and any spices that are required, and then move to the deep fat fryer. To be traditional, it must be a cornmeal mix, and this creates a pretty unique flavour. If you were going to go the whole way to recreate this dish you would need to serve cornmeal dumplings, coleslaw, tartar sauce and some fried pickles. The dish is widely available at fish eateries across the American South and not too difficult to recreate at home.
Plateau de Fruits de Mer
Loosely translated as a ‘plate of fruits of the sea’, we are headed over to Europe and the capital of France, Paris. This fantastic seafood platter features many different kinds of seafood normally shellfish, such as lobster, crab, shrimp, oysters, clams and mussels. Many are often eaten raw, but they can be cooked if preferred. This is traditionally a cold dish and served on a bed of ice. There are various sources to accompany the side, including mustard, cocktail, and mignonette sauces, and these are used as a dip to create the perfect flavours. It’s not very hard to recreate this dish, but it is a little fiddly.