Cooly Scallops
Dec19

Cooly Scallops

Our new Xmas tradition is to escape the crowds and hit the beach. The day before we line up for our seafood, usually some prawns, scallops, bugs, oysters, crab and whatever else takes our fancy. In 2012 we spent Xmas at Cooly and feasted on small portions of awesomeness all day long from local seafood supplier Scales Seafood. This dish was our favourite BY FAR. Ingredients 1 x dozen scallops (on 1/2 shell) 2 x rashers bacon 4 x cherry...

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Squid and Snowpeas
Nov06

Squid and Snowpeas

This one doesn’t look the best in the photos, but it tasted amazing with really simple flavours that compliment each other perfectly. INGREDIENTS 1 whole squid tube (serves 2 – 4) 1 x ripe tomato 1 x capsicum Large handful of fresh basil or Coriander Baby Spinach Leaves Snow Peas Balsamic Vinegar Salt & Cracked Pepper Garlic   OPTIONAL Rice (glass) noodles Onion or shallots METHOD Dice tomato, capsicum and finely...

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Summer Seafood Salad

This recipe features all of my favourite summer things – mango, prawns, smoked salmon, avocado and cucumber. It’s a dish all on its own or it can be served on a large platter at a BBQ, with or without the seafood. Ingredients 100 grams smoked salmon 10 cooked king prawns 1 small avocado 1/4 red onion 4 x boiled eggs 2 x mango cheeks 1 x sweet potato 1 x cucumber 4 cloves of garlic Whole egg mayonnaise Lemon juice Method...

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How to select fresh fish
Feb01

How to select fresh fish

I love whole fish for a few reasons… 1) I can use the entire thing by making fish stock from the carcass 2) I can see what the fish looks like to assess its freshness and quality 3) I know that I am definitely buying the type of fish that I am paying for I am often asked by friends how to tell if a fish is fresh but rarely are they brave enough to trust their judgement. Cooking a whole fish is its own reward so I’ve put together...

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Smoked Salmon Salad
Jun19

Smoked Salmon Salad

This is a really basic recipe – its less a recipe and more a few tips for piling some stuff up on a platter or plate, but it sure is effective at parties! The purpose of this recipe is to showcase the delicious smoked salmon or other seafoods and compliment it with just a few fresh flavours. You could add prawns or muscles too. Ingredients Smoked salmon (sliced) Lettuce Sprouts Purple onion Capers Lemon wedges Avocado Method...

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