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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Not just Lasagna, but Prawn Lasagna Roll Ups

Savoury, Creamy and Succulent, what is it about Lasagna that always leaves us craving for more? Here is an easy dinner date idea with endless possibilities for variation. In this recipe tender lasagna rolls are filled with a ricotta-spinach-prawn mixture, and baked in a special sauce. Combine these roll ups with a classic salad and some garlic bread on the side and you have got an amazing meal that has date night written all over it. Ok Ok… if you don’t have a date… do make it for the family…

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Cracking the Code: Your Guide to Cooking Fish

Salt to Taste Fish, wherever it comes from, will soothe and satisfy when everything else fails. The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.  -Isak Dinesen When I read this the other day, it struck a quick note—of course, when toiling and tearing up have been exhausted, it’s time to look towards the calming waters. And maybe what lies within. Fresh water of the rivers, lakes, and ponds is totally welcome too. After all, fish, wherever it comes from, will soothe, satiate and satisfy when everything…

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