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Favourite Seafood Recipes

Summer in New Zealand is all about gorging on simply prepared seafood. This summer has been particularly seafood filled.

Here is a collection of five my favourite seafood recipes.

Just click on the images to view the recipes.



1. Steamed Garlic Prawns

Steamed Garlic Prawns

Super easy recipe for Steamed Garlic Prawns, a very popular dish at Kingsland’s Canton Cafe. Includes a handy guide to prawn sizing in New Zealand.


2. Pan Fried Flounder


The most popular recipe on my blog by miles, this buttery golden pan fried flounder makes use of a whole flounder. You’ll need a flounder (or two) butter, more butter, flour, salt and pepper.

3. Raw Fish Salad


I fell in love with Ika Mata (raw fish salad) in Rarotonga. Here’s my version of it using fresh tuna fillets, though you can also use any firm white fish.

4. Oysters Kilpatrick


Oysters Kilpatrick are an easy crowd pleaser. Oystes, bacon, tasty sauce and cheese. What could go wrong?

5. All-in-one Seafood Stew


I test out Adie McClelland’s all-in-one seafood stew from her latest book Black Dog Cottage Cookbook.

What are your favourite seafood recipes?


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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


    • I’m not really a seafood person either but that pan fried flounder looks pretty good! I like to eat salmon in my sushi and once has some exceptionally delicious oven cooked/marinated salmon. 🙂

  1. Omg these all look amazing!! I’m not a huge seafood fan, but I LOVE snapper, mussells, scallops and prawns. And I love smoked fish! (We have a smokehouse and Dad’s recipe for smoked fish is my favourite) I’m one of those “if it smells too fishy I don’t want it” kinda seafood lovers though. Hahahaha.
    That pan-fried flounder recipe looks so good, I’ve never tried flounder but I’m sure I would love it!

    • lol @ “I’m not a huge seafood fan, but I LOVE snapper, mussells, scallops and prawns.” I think you are officially a seafood fan.

      Flounder is very delicate and quite sweet due to their diet. One of my favourite fish. Not fishy at all.

  2. I love Ika Mata, my family makes it regularly and it’s one of my favourite ways to eat fish. Another of my fave seafoods is smoked mussels – what a treat!

  3. Okay that pan fried Flounder looks amazing! … hmmm maybe I might have to have fish for tea tongiht!!!

    And YUM raw fish.. I have always been to scared to attempt it at home but maybe its time to try!

  4. I don’t think we can find fresh flounder here in Oregon but we eat a lot of salmon. Nicely written recipes and I plan to try.

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