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Seafood Recipes: The Most Delicious Prawn Cocktail & Whole Baked Snapper

Wow your dinner party guests with these delicious seafood recipes from Manetta's Seafood Market.

Manettas Seafood Market (Photo credit: Kitti Gould)

When it comes to seafood recipes, the produce is the star. To help you bring the best out of the freshest of fresh seafood available to buy, Manettas Seafood Market has shared two delicious recipes you will want to try. From the prawn cocktail with a twist to the beautifully aromatic whole baked snapper with chilli, garlic and spring onions, your dinner party guests will be impressed.

Prawn Cocktail with a Twist: Ingredients

Prawn Cocktail:

  • ¼ ripe rockmelon, peeled and thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ iceberg lettuce, cut into 6 wedges
  • 18 cooked prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • Poppy seeds and torn mint, to serve

Cocktail Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 150 gm (½ cup) mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp finely grated horseradish
  • Tabasco, to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Prawn Cocktail with a Twist: Method

  1. Whisk together ingredients for cocktail dressing
  2. Combine rockmelon with lime juice & rind, season and refrigerate for 2 hours, then add olive oil and toss.
  3. Present lettuce and melon in each bowl, top with prawns, drizzle with dressing, and sprinkle with poppy seeds and mint. Serve with lime wedges.
Manettas Seafood Market (Photo credit: Kitti Gould)

Whole Baked Snapper with Chilli, Garlic & Spring Onions: Ingredients

  • 1 snapper medium
  • 1 red chilli
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ knob of large ginger
  • ½ bunch coriander
  • 5 spring onions
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or Tamari)

Whole Baked Snapper with Chilli, Garlic & Spring Onions: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Finely slice the red chilli, red onion, garlic and spring onions. Use a teaspoon to peel the skin of the ginger, then finely slice.
  3. Place the snapper on a foil lined tray and place half the chilli, ginger and a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce inside the snapper.
  4. Spread the remaining ginger, garlic and red chilli on top of the snapper, pour over a couple more tablespoons of the soy sauce.
  5. Wrap the snapper in the foil and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

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