Winter Seafood

Published : July 16, 2018

​Delicious, healthy and better in cold weather!

Do you love seafood but usually only eat it during the summer months?

Seafood is actually best in winter, cold waters produce the best scallops, oysters, stripey trumpeter, king fish, ocean trout and mussels.

The best seafood is in abundance during the winter months with our favourite fish and shell fish booming in cold water. Better still it also means seafood be better priced, fresh and local, giving you more reason to enjoy seafood during winter.

Seafood is super healthy and can help keep you feeling and looking great during the colder months.

Most fish and shellfish, scallops being a good winter  choice, are high in vitamins and minerals like selenium, vitamin B12, niacin, iron and zinc.

The selenium found in seafood is a great antioxidant that can help arthritis and give you glowing skin.

Vitamin B12 also found in seafood can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and delay memory loss.

Iron rich oysters are great for shiny, healthy thick hair, whilst the zinc is great for beautiful skin and reducing the risk of macular degeneration.

Check out these delicious winter seafood recipes.


Crispy skin trevally with celeriac puree

Healthy and yummy great for all the family.

Shopping list:

  • 400 grams Celeriac, peeled & diced
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons low salt margarine
  • 2 cups fish stock
  • 6 saffron threads
  • 2 * 200 grams Trevally, De-boned and skin on (Or any white fish)
  • Handful of English spinach, washed
  • 1 bunch Dutch carrots, peeled

Full recipe here


Pan-fried sand mullet

Sensational eating on a family budget.

Shopping list:

  • 1 whole sand mullet, gutted & filleted
  • 80grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 2 Spanish onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 4 whole field mushrooms
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 6 cocktail potatoes
  • Zest & juice of 2 lemons

Full recipe here


Black mussels in spicy tomato sauce

Yummy winter warmer loved by everyone! Tip: Sucuk is a spiced Turkish beef Sausage similar to chorizo

Shopping list:

  • 1kg fresh local black mussels
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chilli
  • 500ml passata, uncooked tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 150 gram hot sucuk, finely diced
  • 1 bunch chopped parsley

Full recipe here


Marinated Bay Trout

A delicious recipe using fresh locally caught fish.

Shopping list:

  • 1 Bay trout (whole then filleted, boned and skin off)
  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons mushroom soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon shredded pickled ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic puree
  • 1 carrot, cut into julienne
  • 1 Spanish onion, sliced finely
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced finely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Full recipe here