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2 Quick Seafood Dishes for Your Christmas Dinner

LargoBarandGrill | Dec 11, 201512:46 PM    

Its holiday season! Christmas is just round the corner! As much as we wait for the holiday festivities and fun with family and loved ones, it’s the delicious dishes and meals that entice me the most! We’ve started putting together the menu for the big Christmas dinner, and this time the highlight of the menu is seafood.

Being an avid food lover, food critic and foodie in general, we added a little twist to some really interesting and easy-to-cook seafood recipes that we found on www.epicurious.com. These are some of the most mouthwatering seafood recipes that are quick and easy to make for a big gathering, with no compromise on taste! Check them out below:

1. Chargrilled Salmon with Caper Salsa

◘ Prep Time: 20 minutes
◘ Cooking Time: 10 minutes
◘ Servings: 6

Things you’ll need:

○ 6 salmon fillets (200 gm each)
○ 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
○ 6 slices of French bread/ toasted bread
○ 3 tbsp. drained capers (finely chopped)
○ 2 tbsp. parsley leaves
○ 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
○ 3 cherry tomatoes, chopped and seeded
○ Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. In a bowl, add chopped: tomatoes, capers, lemon juice, parsley leaves, salt, pepper and EVOO. Toss all the things together and your salsa is ready.
2. Heat a grill or skillet on medium heat.
3. Sprinkle some salt to the fish.
4. Brush EVOO on both sides of the fish fillet.
5. Cook the fish for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked well through.
6. Dish out on a flat plate. Top it with the caper salsa.
7. Serve hot with toasted or crusted bread.

2. Farfalle Pasta with Tuna & Tomato Sauce

◘ Prep Time: 30 minutes
◘ Cooking Time:10 minutes
◘ Servings: 6

Things you’ll need:

○ 6 tuna fillets skinless - (1 inch thick)
○ 5 garlic cloves finely chopped
○ 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
○ 1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
○ 1 cup parsley leaves finely chopped
○ Salt and pepper to taste
○ 15 ounces farfalle pasta
○ 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

1. Heat 2 tbsp. EVOO in a skillet or pan over medium heat.
2. Cook garlic and red pepper flakes, while stirring occasionally.
3. Add half of the halved tomatoes, salt and pepper.
4. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Add the remaining tomatoes to the pan, cook for 1 minute, and set aside.
5. Heat the remaining 2 tsp. EVOO in a large grill or skillet over medium to high heat. Season with salt and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until it’s cooked through.
6. In a pot, boil water and add 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil. Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the pasta and keep aside.
7. Add pasta and some hot water to the tomato sauce. Keep adding some water to the sauce until the sauce thickens as per your desired consistency.
8. Top the pasta with fish, toss in some parsley, and toss again.
9. Garnish the leftover parsley on the fish and pasta – serve hot!

These recipes are quick and easy to make; perfect for a family who loves seafood, especially fish! These dishes add just the right excitement to the Christmas dinner menu. Ready under 45 minutes, these recipes are great if you want to spend little time in the kitchen, and make sure you prepare a hearty, healthy and delicious meal for your loved ones!

2 Quick Seafood Recipes for Your Christmas Dinner

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