Månad: november 2017

Amazing Seafood Recipes You Have To Try

I have a lot of favourite seafood recipes. As you know, I have been fascinated with eating seafood dishes since I was a young lad. Over time, I have discovered a lot of recipes that interest me. I tried cooking all of them and some of them were successful while some of them were not.

For the recipes that were successful, I sometimes tried to experiment with them a bit – they didn’t turn out too bad. I like experimenting with some of the recipes that I have tried in the past. It makes me feel like they are my own.

My favourite seafood recipes

Of all the seafood recipes that I tried, here are two that I love the most.

Spanish-style Cod in Tomato Broth

I love cooking with cod and this is one of the best that I usually make. The best one to use for this dish is the Atlantic cod. So if you have that in your local market, that is what you should use. In case you do not have it, just be careful when you are stirring to keep the fish from breaking up. The first step is to cook 1 bag of brown rice – just follow the instructions and omit the salt and fat. Drain the whole thing after. As the rice is cooking, heat the skillet (with high heat) and add oil when it is hot enough. Sprinkle salt, paprika, and black pepper on the fish. Pan fry the fish until it is light brown on both sides. This should take 3 minutes on each side. Once cooked, turn the heat to medium heat and add garlic, shallots, and red pepper. Let them cook for 4 minutes then add tomatoes, chicken broth, white wine, and thyme. Let it simmer then add parsley and lemon juice. Combine the cooked rice, more parsley, and almonds. Place everything in a shallow bowl and serve with 2 pieces of fish each and scoop enough of the tomato mixture.

Crispy Potato Cakes with Salmon

This is another one of my favourites. I usually cook this for brunch. It is quite easy to do. First, I combine 3 tablespoons of green onions, shredded frozen potatoes, 2 eggs, and salt. Add some flour to help clump them together. Add 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Get ⅓ cup of the potato mixture and add to pan. Flatten the mixture and fry. Repeat until you have cooked all of the potato mixture. It should take around 4 minutes for each side to become brown and crisp. Place the potato cakes on a platter. Take some cold-cooked salmon and place it on top of the potato cake. Add sour cream if you wish and some green onions.

These are only some of the amazing seafood recipes that you can enjoy. There are a lot of other recipes that are found online. You can do your research and find the dishes that suit your personal taste and cravings.

A Weekend In Malta With Lots Of Seafood

Let me tell you about my recent weekend in Malta. My friends and I all thought we needed a break from our hectic lives. I suggested that we spend a long weekend in Malta and everyone was happy to agree. So that weekend just happened and let me tell you a bit about the adventure that we went through.

One long weekend in Malta

What I like most about Malta will probably not surprise you. After all, you all know about my obsession with seafood. I suggested that we go to Malta because I had been itching to try out some of their dishes.

I have read that in Malta, you get to eat dishes made from fresh fish – so fresh that it was caught on the same day. That was a big pull for me. Fortunately, my friends haven’t been to Malta so they agreed to go with me.So what were the dishes that I tried during our weekend in Malta?

First was the Stuffed Calamari – or Klamari Mimlija as they called it. This dish is just like calamari but it has a Mediterranean twist to it. You prepare it the same way but you stuff it with a mixture that I think includes sauteed garlic, onions, breadcrumbs, and some cheese – ricotta if I am not mistaken. I seem to have tasted the tentacles also in the filling. The whole thing is also dipped in batter and deep-fried. The combination is amazing.

Another thing that I tasted was the Lampuki Pie. This is also known as the dolphin fish. It is considered one of the most flavourful seasonal fish in Malta. This pie is usually served from August until December only. This dish can actually be prepared in different ways but serving it as a pastry filled with vegetables, lampuka, and herbs is the best version in my opinion.

The last dish I tried during our long week was the Aljotta or fish soup. This is another traditional Maltese dish that uses local produce like tomatoes, onions, and fresh fish, of course. I like the rich taste of this soup. It can use any type of fish and that means this dish can be served any time of the year. I am planning to try this out myself when I get home.

Playing casino in Malta

Obviously, we did not just try out dishes in Malta. My friends wanted to go to a casino and have some fun. So we scheduled one night out to go to Casino Malta. This casino is a great representation of a typical Las Vegas casino. The place is really big. I saw some electronic roulette tables, poker, and other table games, and of course, hundreds of slot machines.I played a lot of games that night. Mostly, I stuck with slot machines. But eventually, I got tired and ventured to the table games. I played Blackjack and American Roulette. I won a bit of money from the Blackjack table – which was awesome. With the money I won, I got back to the slot machines until my friend found me and dragged me out to visit the bar. I was not the big winner that night but I did win some so I am quite happy with our trip to Malta.

Overall, I am very happy with our weekend in Malta. I think I want to come back. I will probably bring my folks here – they will probably love the Maltese cuisine as much as I did.

Mistakes People Do Cooking Seafood

Cooking seafood may seem intimidating for some people. While it is generally the most simple ingredient to use, there are specific ways for you to cook different types of fish. Unless you know the right techniques that are appropriate for the type of fish that you will cook, you will probably end up making a lot of mistakes in the dish that you are preparing.

3 of the most common mistakes when cooking seafood

In this article, I will share with you the most common mistakes that people make when cooking any type of fish or seafood. I have committed the same mistakes and there were times when I had to throw everything out.

Of all the mistakes that you can make while cooking seafood, here are three of the most general ones.

Overcooking or undercooking fish

Fish does not have enough connective tissue and also fat. That means it can cook easily. While this is great when you need a quick meal – but that also means it can easily be overcooked. The general rule is to cook the fish 10 minutes for every inch of thickness – is under medium heat. You will know it is done when you poke it with a fork and see that the meat is slightly flaky and opaque. It is also important to flip the fish only once – so do not turn it before it is cooked properly.

Over seasoning the fish

Another common mistake that people make when cooking seafood is to over season it. Because of the delicate flavour of the fish, you can easily overwhelm it with the things that you put on it. So make sure that you do not go overboard. Most of the time, salt and pepper will do the trick. But if you want more flavours, you can also use butter, lemon, and some herbs. Olive oil is also a great addition when marinating fish. If you have to let it sit while marinating, do it for only 30 minutes. Any longer and the meat might become too mushy.

Sticking fish to the grill

Grilling is one of the best ways to prepare fish. However, fish usually sticks to the grill – which can ruin the whole thing. If you want to avoid this, there are a couple of techniques that you can do. First, you can cut the fish fillet into smaller pieces. You should also apply olive oil on the fish to keep it from sticking to the grill. It is also important to keep an eye on the fish and keep it moving. This will stop it from attaching too much to the grill. When the fish is slightly done, you can remove it from the grill and put it on a plate and place an aluminum foil over it. This will continue the cooking process.

Cooking seafood should not be too hard if you only know how to avoid the common mistakes that can ruin a great dish. Learn what these mistakes are so you will know how to keep them from happening.

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