Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sea food Barbecue


I went a bit mad at the fishmongers yesterday day - we wanted a few things for just the two of us to cook on the barbecue.

Well.....

It all looked rather good.....

I came out of the shop with bags of oysters, tiger prawns, Atlantic prawn and tuna stakes...... way more than we could / should eat ...... but being the troopers we are we managed it all....couldn't move afterwards... but never mind!

First off I marinaded the Atlantic prawns & the tuna - making them into skewers.


The prawns were coated in teriaki sauce...


The tuna was cut into cubes and marinated in lemon juice, lemon zest and a little hot chilli sauce....

Both were left to marinade for about an hour before popping onto skewers.

Whilst they were marinading I quickly made a dill dipping sauce....


Simply mix together the juice of one lemon with 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, teaspoon olive oil and a good handful of chopped dill.


We started our barbecue off with simple oysters - literally just place them over the hot coals for 3 minutes until the shells open - we perfected this on beach fires where we didn't have any tools to open the shells- all that's needed is a squeeze of lemon!

Perfect....


This was followed by the tiger prawns - again just placed on the barbecue and cooked until pink - for some reason Andrew decided they cooked well lying on their backs!

.............I think they look like they are sunbathing!

                             .............They certainly went the same colour I go when lying in the sun!

These we peeled and ate dipped into the dill sauce.


We finished off our seafood extravaganza with the kebabs - place over the coals a few at a time so they wouldn't all be done at once.....


We then sat back enjoying a little chilled white wine and nibbled on a few olives & rye bread.


Lovely!