All posts filed under: Seafood

Winter treat: Creamy prawn gratin

A delicious creamy oven bake inspired by home-holidays-nostalgia. Rich, good-hearty starter, which makes it almost a petit dîner. Preparation + cooking time: 25-30  min / Serves 4  We would need: 2  tsp. of butter 1 onion, finely chopped 100 g prawns 5 crab sticks Parsley (optional) For sauce: 1 tsp. of butter 1 tsp. of flour 1 cup of milk salt & pepper to the taste 1 tsp. of soya sauce Few drops of Tabasco sauce 4 tsp. of grated cheese DIRECTIONS:  Melt the butter in a saucepan and over medium heat cook onion until transparent. Cut crab sticks and prawns into small pieces and add to the saucepan. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.  For sauce: In a new pot melt the butter over low heat, then stir in the flour. Cook for about 1 minute constantly stirring. Slowly add the milk. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Use a whisk to create a smooth sauce. Lastly, add salt&pepper, a spoon of soya sauce and few drops of Tabasco sauce. Stir until the sauce is completely smooth and thickened. Pour …

Mussels in white wine&parsley

Mussel dishes might give you an impression of very complicated cooking involved but that’s an absolute delusion. Easy & Quick to make, you would be surprised how little it takes to make a refined dinner. Intrigued? You’d need: 1 kg of mussels, in shells small glass of white wine some olive oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced chopped parsley, to serve DIRECTIONS: Start off, with preparing your mussels for cooking. You can watch a great video guide from seafood expert Rick Stein how to clean and prepare mussels here. Once your mussels are ready for cooking, rush to serve the table, as dinner will be ready in minutes! The countdown goes by taking a large pan and drizzling over some olive oil and adding chopped shallot and minced garlic. Cook those until soft, but not browned. Next, add the wine and let it boil for a minute to burn off the alcohol. Add the mussels and most of the chopped parsley.  Note that the pan should not be overcrowded as the mussels need space to …