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Quick summer seafood dishes

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Gently mix in feta and mint; adjust to desired consistency with some pasta water as needed. This dish can be completed in less than 20 minutes.
The good thing about salmon is that it literally takes minutes to cook.
Lobster avocado wrap.
Spicy salmon with mustard sauce
B&D shrimp and Penne pasta.

It's officially summer and the children are off on school break but we aren't.

What is worse than coming home tired from a long day at work to a hungry child?

Seafood is quick and easy, and even better yet, the children can all help. Seafood like lobster is very expensive, but with the great prices at B&D Trawling, you can treat yourself once in a while, especially for summer, and two pounds is enough for four servings.

Here are some recipes, so you can try with your family.

Lobster Avocado Wrap

Servings: 4

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 20 mins



9oz (about 13/4 cups) steamed

lobster meat, chopped (from 2lb


3tbs light mayo

2tbs two per cent fat Greek


1tbs chopped Scotch bonnet


1 green onions, finely chopped

1tbsp fresh lemon juice

1tbsp minced parsley

1 medium avocado, diced

8 medium romaine lettuce


4 wholewheat, low-carb tortillas

(8 inches), room temperature


1. Steam lobster meat for 15 minutes, and chop into small pieces.

2. In a medium bowl combine the light mayonnaise, yoghurt, pepper, green onion and parsley. Add the lobster, squeeze the lemon juice over the lobster and mix well.

3. Place two lettuce leaves over each wrap, top with about 1/3 cup of the lobster salad and 1/4 of the avocado. Wrap by folding the edges in slightly and slice diagonally.

Penne with shrimp and spring vegetables

Nothing feels better than knowing that your meal can be done in less than 20 minutes, while tasting like it was prepared in a five-star restaurant.

We are sure that you are always looking for ways to make my life easier.

How about some penne with shrimp and spring vegetables?

The shrimp takes seconds to defrost and in no time a delicious dish was on the table. Not only does it taste great, it is also healthy.

Prep time: 8 mins

Cook time: 10 mins


Coarse salt and ground pepper

12 ounces penne

11b string bean

1lb peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, thawed

8oz snow peas, trimmed and

halved on the diagonal

3tbs olive oil (preferably extra-


2tbs fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup crumbled feta (4 ounces)

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves


1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook penne for five minutes less than al dente. Add asparagus; cook three minutes.

2. Add shrimp and snow peas; cook two minutes. Reserve half cup pasta water; drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.

3. To pasta mixture, add oil, lemon juice, garlic, and quarter cup reserved pasta water. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Gently mix in feta and mint; adjust to desired consistency with some pasta water as needed. Serve immediately.

Spicy salmon with mustard sauce

If you have never had spicy salmon with mustard sauce, you're missing out. The good thing about salmon is that it literally takes minutes to cook. Spicy salmon with mustard sauce is so easy, even a caveman can do it. It's all in the making of the sauce.

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins


2tsp wholegrain mustard

1tsp honey

1/4tsp ground turmeric

1/4tsp ground red pepper

1/8tsp garlic powder

1/4tsp salt

4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

Cooking spray


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combine first six ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a fork.

3. Rub mustard mixture evenly over each fillet.

4. Place fillets, skin side down, on a jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil eight minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, then serve with rice or potatoes.