Seafood in the rain in Phuket

Pooja and I finally managed to take a short break and spent a week celebrating her cousin Anjali and Vipul’s 20th wedding anniversary in Phuket end of May.  On their previous trip Vipul had unearthed this smallish eatery, located just off Sarasin Bridge. Very understated place but boy is it a great place to spend a lazy afternoon! Given that we had gone at the start of the monsoon, their outside tables were put away so we settled on a table with the best view of the sea inside one…

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More than Pakoras on a Rainy Day

Maybe you’ve noticed the occasional bursts of downpour outside that’s driven away the last dredges of that wretched summer heat. The air’s cooler, and the wind crisp, especially when it brings those swaying cold showers along. Reckon it’s safe to say that the Indian monsoon season is here, and you’re officially permitted to give up those cold beverages and food you’ve been nibbling on, in a losing effort to keep the heat away. We’re in frying season, since there’s no better weather to enjoy hot, crackling bites straight out of…

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Chicken Stuffed Squid with Garlic, Red Pepper and Onion

Last weeks post got a friend all fired up and he just “had” to have stuffed squid. He’d never had it before and wanted to see how it was made, so we got together Saturday evening last to whip it up.  Ideally I’d use a spicy Italian sausage or a chorizo or even a Goan sausage for the stuffing but my wife doesn’t eat red meat so we got some chicken sausage and had to up the flavour quotient of the stuffing. Since it was planned, I had carried the frozen…

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My Favourite Seafood Dishes – Part 1

That I love seafood seems pretty well established. Here are my some of favourite dishes with their recipes in no specific order of preference. Seafood Pizza Everyone loves pizza, that’s more or less a given. I do enjoy all types, will probably give the vegetarian ones a miss I guess except a well made Margherita pizza. But if I had to pick just one as my absolute favorite it’s going to have to be a seafood pizza. Squid rings, prawns, fish chunks, crab or lobster meat, the possibilities are endless.…

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Spicy Crispy Squids with Capers

Garlic mayo to offset spicy crispy calamari, washed down with a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay or even a nice dry Merlot if you prefer a red INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves, crushed fine 2 tablespoon capers, drained, dryed and finely chopped 300g whole squid, cleaned – get the Whole Squid or the Squid Rings from FishVish 200g plain flour 2 tsp red chili powder 5 table-spoon mayonnaise vegetable or sunflower oil, for frying lemon wedges, to serve salt and pepper to season DIRECTIONS Completely thaw the squid and pat dry. Remove…

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