Posted by: edibleplanet | January 5, 2010

Cooking with fresh seafood

Over the last few weeks we have been very lucky to enjoy some delicious seafood from New Zealand waters.
Karl hot smoked the fish caught over on the Peninsula by our friend who had already gutted them. His smoker is made from an old, big casserole dish he found at the recycling centre. It works well and the fish were beautiful smoked.
For some mussels Karl used this recipe from the hairy bikers and a Marlborough wine. They turned out fabulous.
A whole fish, Karl’s Mum cooked with a lovely stuffing and wrapped in tin foil in the oven. It was delicious.
It occurred to me after enjoying all these meals, that if we hadn’t known how to cook any of these things the gifts would have been wasted. None of them were presented like food in the supermarket. They all required a bit of mucking around to get them to the finished product. But they were all fantastic in flavour and beautifully cooked. It just reminded me how useful a skill cooking is and well worth the time and effort to be able to take advantage when offerings come your way.

– Fiona



  1. Thought I would tell you about another gift from the sea. We were given some lovely fresh scallops which we wrapped in streaky bacon and grilled. They were very good!!!

  2. They sound really yummy 😀

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