Nutritious and delicious, fresh seafood is at the heart of many cuisines around the world. It’s healthy, easy to prepare and cooking with it is a great way to explore other cultures’ cuisines Another thing that makes seafood so interesting is its great variety; from sumptuous salmon and sardines to dressed crabs, prawns and king scallops, there are myriad of species to keep food connoisseurs and gastronomes happy for a lifetime.
At Farmer’s Choice Free Range UK, we offer a selection of your favourite seafood products of the finest quality and at competitive prices. All of our seafood and fish is sourced from fisherman that practice sustainable fishing,- meaning the products are not only traceable but our customers also know the condition under which they are sourced. In addition to the different seafood items, we also offer a range of other products as accompaniments to your fish recipes, such as prawn cocktail sauce, tartare sauce and hollandaise sauce.
Seafood Cooking Methods
There are a number of different ways to prepare seafood products for a delicious and healthy meal.
Baked Seafish: One of the simplest ways to prepare seafood dishes is by baking in a moderately hot oven for 5-10 minutes.For best results use medium cuts of fish and spread them after marinating with a light layer of olive oil or butter.
Grilling: For a smoky flavour and crispy texture, grill seafood by spraying with a light spray of olive or vegetable oil on both sides. This preparation method works best for meatier, firmer-fleshed fish varieties than flakier, smaller varieties. However, the latter can also be grilled using a grill basket.
Stir Fry: This is a fast and easy way to cook seafood which brings out a lot of flavour in a flash. All you need to do is simply toss and turn evenly- cut fish pieces with vegetables, a little oil and seasoning in a wok over high heat until the pieces are evenly cooked.
Broiling: This is a quick way to prepare fillets or steaks of different seafood varieties such as shrimps, large scallops and finfish. This is an especially handy method when you have less time to prepare the dish as it involves cooking under high, direct heat. When broiling, select thick cuts of fish as well as those with a higher fat content to prevent dryness.
At Farmer’s Choice UK, you can also check our tried and tested recipes to prepare a tasty meal you and your family that you may not have tried before. Try cod rye fingers – a classic fish finge
r recipe made unique with the addition of paprika, rye breadcrumbs and cumin seeds, or mix fresh sardine fillets with cucumber, yoghurt and lime and then barbecue to treat yourself to our delicious BBQ sardines recipe.
Although seafood products are a valuable component of the human diet -filled with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids,it is important to limit their intake in certain cases. It has been recommended that pregnant women, breastfeeding women and women of childbearing age should limit consumption of fish, especially those with higher mercury levels like tile fish, shark and swordfish. To avoid any complications from seafood consumption, make healthy and sustainable food choices by choosing responsibly sourced fish that is low in harmful minerals like mercury.