The Fun (and Ease) of 5

Now that the festivities are over (only temporarily, of course) it’s time to get back to humdrum routine of the daily grind. You know what they say about taking a vacation to cope with the after-effects of a vacation? That is definitely needed after the stressful holiday season—stressful, since cleaning, shopping, cooking, entertaining, gifting, celebrating with your dearest ones is never the easiest job in the world. What is, however, easy-peasy is cooking each of these 12 seafood recipes compiled for your gastronomical pleasure. When we say easy cooking, we…

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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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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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10 Seafood recipes that you can make in under 20 minutes

Well, even though I love to spend time on a special meal, or even spend all day making a mess out of my kitchen, whipping up one creation after another, the reality is that these are just special occasions or holidays. But on regular days I find more and more value in the quick & delicious things in life. So I am always on the lookout for recipes that are easy to cook, quick, delicious and healthy. This is our repertoire of quick prep seafood recipes that will save you…

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