Delicious dishes from the frozen sea cocktail

Seafood is a 2 in 1 delicacy that gives real gastronomic delight and extraordinary benefits for our body. One of the most ancient cookbooks, dating back to the 4th century BC, consisted of three-quarters recipes with seafood. And even scientists in the course of numerous studies have concluded that our ancestors owe a lot to the development of intellectual abilities to just such products that are useful for the brain.

Sea cocktail today can be found in almost any store. Such sets are diverse and accessible, and therefore we see no reason to deny yourself pleasure. In addition, we are happy to tell you what dishes you can cook from it.

Seafood on your desk

Sea cocktail is one of the most eco-friendly types of products, besides, it is very nutritious, despite its low calorie content. All thanks to the rich composition - about 40 trace elements, vitamins, amino acids.

Saturation occurs quite quickly, and the bonus is easy digestion (it takes only 2-3 hours, while the meat is digested as much as 6 hours).

What can this set consist of? Most often it includes:

  • shrimp;
  • mussels;
  • scallops;
  • squid;
  • octopus;
  • cuttlefish

Let's learn how to choose a delicacy. Here are some simple recommendations:

  1. Frozen seafood has an advantage over fresh. The latter have a very short shelf life, and they quickly deteriorate, because there is always a risk to buy a stale goods. It is best to choose those that were frozen by the shock method.
  2. Before buying in the store, try to wrinkle the bag in your hands, if the ice is creaking under your fingers, most likely you have a set in front of you, which has already been partially defrosted and then sent back to the freezer.
  3. At room temperature, seafood quickly deteriorates, so you need to cook them immediately after you get them out of the freezer or refrigerator. The maximum time spent in a warm place is 30 minutes.
  4. Pay attention to the form in which the assorted in the package - boiled or cheese.Boiled clams will just need to be heated to the desired temperature, and raw ones will have to be cooked.
  5. Choose the product that was made in Europe. In Asia, the requirements for such types of food are somewhat lower.

Exquisitely - does not mean expensive

If you bought already boiled platter, then you only need to warm it in a frying pan. It is enough to spice up such goodies with spices and lemon juice, and you can serve it with white wine. For those who do not consume alcohol, citrus juice is suitable.

If you want to get a full-fledged lunch or dinner, then you should add a side dish. Ideal - rice. Its neutral taste will not let the taste of seafood get lost, and will perfectly set it off.

Important! Cook the mixture for no more than 5 minutes, otherwise it will become hard and lose its original taste.

What delicious can you cook?

Rice by Ducan

Many people know the diet of Pierre Ducan. If you also want to eat healthy and wholesome food, then seafood pilaf is just for this purpose. For it will be needed:

  • rice - 150 g;
  • Sea assortment - 150 g;
  • onions - 1 pc .;
  • carrots - 1 pc .;
  • sweet pepper - 1 pc.

Boil rice until cooked.In a pan, fry the onions and carrots in vegetable oil, add seafood, simmer for 5 minutes. Combine with rice and let stew for another 2 minutes.

Salad "Ocean depths"

Light, vitamin and fresh salad, which perfectly fits into the daily menu. Will be needed:

  • a mixture of moluskov - 100 g;
  • avocado - 1 pc .;
  • salad - 1 bunch;
  • cucumber - 1 pc .;
  • sweet pepper - 1 pc .;
  • olive oil;
  • soy sauce;
  • lemon juice.

Vegetables cut into strips, boil the cocktail and mix with vegetables. Prepare a dressing: combine a little olive oil with soy sauce, and add the lemon juice to taste. If you want to give ostrinka, put a little finely chopped garlic.

Season the salad and serve.

Pizza con frutti di marre

Under this Italian name lies a favorite with many seafood pizza. And cook it completely easy. Will be needed:

  • pizza dough - 0.5 kg;
  • sea ​​cocktail - 200 g;
  • Parmesan - 150 g;
  • tomato - 2 pcs .;
  • olives - 50 g;
  • basil leaves.

To save time and more to please home delicious pizza, you can buy the dough ready. It must be rolled in the form of a thin layer. For the filling, boil sea cuts (if you have bought already boiled, then you just need to thaw), cut the olives in half.

Remove the peel of tomatoes, pre-scalded with boiling water, finely chop, season with salt and pepper, add a pinch of sugar and simmer to a state of sauce in a small amount of olive oil.

Lubricate the resulting sauce base, put the filling and pour the dressing of basil, parmesan and olive oil, turned into a mush with a blender.

Sprinkle the remaining parmesan on top and bake for 20 minutes.

It is also worth noting that in the cooking process it is worth being very restrained with the use of seasonings, as they can kill the taste of the main product.

Sea cocktail can be added to soups, served with melted cheese, used for original snacks. Such an once exotic product today is quite affordable. Bon Appetit!

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