Transport your taste buds to the coast with these glorious seafood suppers.

Nothing says summer more than fresh seafood. Whether it’s a grilled catch of the day cooked simply on the barbecue; an al fresco fish and chips supper straight from the wrapper by the British seaside; or a fragrant shellfish pasta that tastes of sunshine, nothing is so quite so transporting. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites, which have us travelling around the globe with each bite, from paella in Spain to moules in France; shellfish pasta in Italy and Laksa in South East Asia. Do try them out, and don’t forget to share your dishes with us on Instagram with the hashtag #thegoodwebguide. Here are nine classic seafood recipes to try this summer.

Paella


Jamie Oliver


If you’ve loved this Spanish classic on summer holidays but have never dared cook it for yourself, this fail-safe recipe from Jamie Oliver is a great place to start. A one-pan dish that’s easy to adapt to feed a crowd, it makes a great summer al fresco dinner for evening entertaining. Get the recipe here.


Sugo Scoglio


Olive Magazine


This traditional southern Italian pasta dish is filled with flavour, thanks to the mix of fresh seafood, herbs and a hint of heat from the fresh chilli. Light, fragrant and perfect with a crispy white wine for elegant summer dining. Get the recipe here.


Moules Marinière


BBC


A restaurant staple, moules marinière is a doddle to do at home, once you know how. Buy your mussels locally and on the day you plan to eat them, checking with your fishmonger if you need tips on how to they need to be prepped. Once ready, steam with wine, garlic and herbs, then finish with a slick of cream. Add crusty bread or a side of frites for a French classic at home. Get the recipe here.


Crab Claws


Great British Chefs


The Thai flavours infused into these crab claws will pack an impressive punch with dinner guests. Yet happily, they are actually super-straightforward to put together – music to any host’s ears. The sweet crab meat balances the heat and fragrance of the spices perfectly. Try them as a light lunch, or a show-stopping starter. Get the recipe here.


Griddled Bajan Spiced Prawn Wraps


Delicious Magazine


An easy, 30-min midweek dinner, these griddled prawns are spicy yet sweet thanks to the chunky tomato sauce. Wrap in pillowy flatbreads and pair with a cooling yoghurt dressing for a satisfying meal in one. Get the recipe here.


Prawn And Pea Risotto


BBC Good Food


The combo of prawn and pea is a summer classic for a reason, enlivened here with fresh lemon and a hint of chilli. Therapeutic to make and even more comforting to devour, tweak the seasoning to appeal to younger diners and you’ll have a family friendly staple to add to your summer repertoire. Get the recipe here.


Salt and Pepper Squid


The Happy Foodie


Master this takeaway classic and you’ll never dial-in again. Taking tender strips of fresh squid and coating them in a spicy, crispy coating, they make a perfect moreish appetizer with pre-dinner drinks to get the tastebuds flowing. Get the recipe here.


Seafood Laksa


Waitrose


A spicy noodle soup with Chinese and Malay origins, the coconut milk base makes it rich and comforting, while the chilli and spice keep it light and fragrant. Add noodles, seafood and fish – or switch for tofu if you prefer. Tweak until you find your favourite combination and then impress takeaway-devotees with the real thing. Get the recipe here.


Seared Scallops


Abel & Cole


If you’re holidaying by the British coast this summer, give these simply seared, juicy scallops a try. A drizzle of hot honey, soy and chilli-infused butter keeps them succulent and brings out the sweet and saline notes of the shellfish. Prep the butter before you leave and you’ve got an impressive beach barbecue dish to wow friends. Get the recipe here.


By Lydia Mansi
June 2021

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