Posts Tagged ‘seafood’

Thai-Style Prawn and Mango Curry

Mangoes are readily available now, and as you know I like to cook and eat by the seasons. This delicious curry is often on the menu in our Easy Asian Dinner Party Cooking Class and is always well received. Look for a firm but ripe mango (you want the cubes to maintain their shape in the curry). To save yourself time, you can buy pre-peeled raw prawns, but look for the Aussie ones as they are of a superior quality to those imported from Asia. For wine pairing, I recommend either a Rosé or a Sauvignon Blanc.

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Prawn and Chorizo Skewers

There’s nothing like the smell of seafood cooking on a barbecue, and with the official start of Spring just days away, outdoor eating is no doubt on your agenda! These Prawn and Chorizo Skewers are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser, as they are in our Seafood Barbecue Cooking Class.  Inspired by the Spanish flavours of Smoked Paprika, Garlic, Lemon and Olive Oil, they can be prepared ahead of time and take only a few minutes to cook.

Choose large prawns, as you need to be able to wrap them around the slices of chorizo, and ensure the chorizo is uncured or raw, as it will be cooked together with the prawns.

A dry rosé is a good wine match, but a sauvignon blanc goes well too.

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Hot Smoked, Rum Soaked Salmon with Mango Salsa

Smoking salmon is easier than you think – all you need is a hooded barbecue and a little patience for the curing process. This dish is a winner is you’re having friends for lunch or dinner, as it can be fully prepared the day before. Quantities can easily be increased and this method can be used to smoke other oily fish varieties such as ocean trout, mackerel, tuna and swordfish. The Mango Salsa pairs wonderfully with the smoked salmon, but if you’re feeling lazy garnish with finger lime pearls, currently in season and available at Noosa Farmers Market.

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Four Fabulous Days of Foodie Fun

The Noosa International Food & Wine Festival just celebrated its 10-year birthday, and what a party it was! Australia’s premier food event pulled out all stops to mark the occasion, with an amazing line-up of local, national and international chefs, food personalities, winemakers and first class entertainment. Visitors to the festival were spoilt for choice, with a diverse selection of cooking demonstrations, panel discussions, lunches and dinners, food and wine tastings, lifestyle events, concerts and much more – all taking place in stunning locations.

Seafood Lunch on Noosa Main Beach

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Congratulations to Spanner Crabs Noosa!

Our very own Spanner Crabs Noosa has picked up two awards in the prestigious 2011 Produce Awards. Now in their sixth year, the Produce Awards encourage, showcase and reward Australia’s top producers in categories including “From the Earth”, “From the Dairy”, “From the Paddock”, “From the Sea” and “Artisan”.

Noosa Spanner Crabs was recognised as one of three medallists in the “From the Sea” category for their raw crabmeat, and was inducted into the new “Hall of Fame Awards” category which recognises consistent excellence.

All producers who entered the awards were shortlisted by a panel of Australia’s leading chefs from around the nation before being presented to the national judges – Matt Moran, Philip Johnson, Cheong Liew, Alla Wolf-Tasker, and Maggie Beer, patron of the Produce Awards.

Congratulations Spanner Crabs Noosa – we’re proud of you!