Seafood Ideas and Recipes


Author: Sarah from Mediatimes

As per this fish and seafood article by Heart Foundations, seafood is the key to healthy heart. People who eat fish on regular basis tend to have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. Fish and seafood provide protein, selenium, zinc, iodine and vitamins A and D as well as omega-3 fats.

In coastal towns like Gold coast which is also famous for its beautiful beaches, it is not hard to find fresh seafood. There are many seafood markets like weekend markets, Pacifica Trading Seafood markets and more where you can find variety of fresh seafood easily.

If you are looking for some seafood ideas and recipes, then we have got you  covered.

Smoked Salmon with Avocado Salsa and Prawns

This dish makes a perfect entrée or light snack that will keep the family full until the real feast begins later in the day!


500g smoked salmon

15 cooked prawns

  • Avocado Salsa
    3 roma tomato medium seeded finely chopped
  • 2 avocado large finely chopped
  • 1 red onion small finely chopped
  • 1 tbs fresh chives finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon rind grated
  • 2 tbs lemon juice


Line 8 holes of a muffin pan with plastic wrap, bringing the plastic 3cm above the edge of the pans

Combine all the ingredients for the salsa in a bowl and mix gently

Trim a slice of smoked salmon a little large than the base of the muffin pan

Place the salmon in bases of muffin pan and fold over the excess

Top each with a heaped tablespoon of the salsa then lay salmon trimmings over the salsa

Top with another heaped tablespoon of salsa and another slice of salmon

Fold over plastic to seal, refrigerate several hours or overnight

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well

Peel prawns, leaving tails intact

Place each on a plate, top with prawns and then drizzle with dressing


Super Easy Barramundi with Lemon  

A quick and easy way of cooking barramundi, or any other white fish that will be sure to impress the whole clan!


  • 4 barramundi fillet
  • 1 tbs olive oi
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced large
  • 1 tsp seasoning to taste



Preheat over to 200 degrees

Lay out 4 sheets of aluminium foil and brush each lightly with oil

Place a fillet of fish on each foil sheet and sprinkle each with salt and pepper

Lay 3-4 slices of lemon over each fillet

Wrap securely, making sure that each parcel is completely sealed, then wrap each in a second layer of foil

Serve with chips, green salad and extra lemon