15 Tell-Tale Signs You Are a Seafood Lover

You enjoy your seafood but would you call yourself a seafood enthusiast? Well, if these traits apply to you then you may consider yourself a true blue seafood lover! 1. You proudly refer to yourself not just as a foodie but as a ‘seafoodie’. 2. When it’s vacation time, you invariably choose a coastal place as your holiday destination so you can gorge on a variety of scrumptious seafood. Malabar Mathi Curry. A reason enough to visit Kerala, God’s own country. 3. No meal is complete without some condiments. In your case, no…

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Size Matters!

When it comes to prawns, size, it seems, does matter! The debate usually starts with the prawn v/s shrimp argument. Here, in India, we call the little ones “shrimp” and the larger ones “prawn”. In the US sea varieties are known as “shrimp” and the river or fresh water varieties as “prawn”. In the UK and Australia its the reverse. All of the above are incorrect! Prawn V/S Shrimp Comparison Chart Prawn Shrimp Zoological Classification Prawns are decapod crustaceans belonging to the sub-order Dendrobranchiata. Shrimp are decapod crustaceans belonging to…

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The Twain Do Meet: 10 Delish Fusion Seafood Recipes

We live in the times of chicken tikka pizza and curry noodles, Parle-G cheesecake and Baileys gulab jamun, khichdi arancini and masala risotto. The most ‘foreign’ flavours, right from cheese and mayonnaise, ketchup and soy sauce, and especially chocolate have permeated our culinary DNA so deep, cheese pav bhaji and chocolate burfi are now mainstream menu items. Fusion food has been around for several centuries, and the simplest everyday example is that of the samosa. The samosa was introduced to India in the 13th or 14th century from the Middle…

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Cracking the Code: Your Guide to Cooking Squid

Squid Pro Quo Last year, on everybody’s favourite food porn show Masterchef Australia, we saw the pleasant George Calombaris dish up a luscious-looking Coconut ‘Calamari’ with Blackberry Sorbet, Blackberry Jelly and Blackberry Coulis. He scraped out the flesh of a young coconut, cut it carefully into rectangles, scored it in a diamond pattern, and folded it into rolls to be served atop stewed fruit with other accoutrements. A beautiful dish expectedly, this was a clever dessert take on fresh pristine calamari, that gorgeous piece of seafood that lights up many…

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8 Ways to Transform Leftover Seafood

I get so awestruck by seafood that I either buy too much of it or cook too much of it. Either ways I  always end up with a little bit of leftover fish from time to time. It’s almost like you bake up a nice big piece of your favorite fish and there are a few little bits and pieces that don’t get eaten and they definitely aren’t enough to make another meal and it’s a shame to waste that extra fish and seafood. To avoid food wastage, it doesn’t…

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