Advertisement

Fish at Christmas

Are you including fish in your Christmas meal this year? Ken Ecock from Oceanpath joins Andrea with his tips. 

Share this article

14.49 17 Dec 2021


Fish at Christmas


Listen to this episode


Share this article

14.49 17 Dec 2021


Are you including fish in your Christmas meal this year? Ken Ecock from Oceanpath joins Andrea with his tips. 

Traditional Dublin Bay Prawn Cocktail 

75g Cooked Shelled Dublin Bay Prawns per person 

Iceberg Lettuce – Shredded.  

Marie Rose Sauce. 

5 Table Spoons Mayonaise 

5 Table Spoons of Ketchup or 1 Table Spoon Tomato Puree 

2 Tea Spoons of Worcestershire sauce 

Splash of Tabasco 

Squeeze of Lemon Juice 

And for an added Kick a splash of brandy 

Seafood Christmas Platter. 

There are so many great seafood dishes that work for all occasions but especially at Christmas. I’d recommend creating a Seafood Plate that’s not only full of colour but full of flavour too!  

It’s a winning combination of Dublin Bay Prawns, cooked Irish crab meat, and organic smoked salmon complemented by a basil and mayonnaise dressing and served with some crusty white bread.  

What’s great about this dish is it can be served as a starter or main course, with just a simple adjustment of quantities. 

Oysters 

Most supermarkets with fish counters will be selling fresh Irish oysters and some even include an oyster knife.  

They can be a little bit tricky to open so here are some tips: 

Step 1: Cover the palm of your hand with a folded tea towel. Place the cupped side of the oyster into your hand, with the flat side facing up. 

Step 2: Holding the oyster firmly with the towel insert the oyster knife into the hinge and lever upwards with a twisting motion. 

Step 3: Slide the blade along the underside of the shell to sever the muscle inside. 

Step 4: Use the knife to flip open the top shell, and then sever the muscle underneath which attaches the base of the oyster to the bottom shell. 

When it comes to serving oysters, It’s best to serve them raw, on the half shell with plenty of lemon for squeezing over or with a splash of Tabasco Sauce. Simply, place on a bed of ice, and there you have it. 

For something a bit more oriental sprinkle with some spring onion, chilli, ginger and a tea spoon of soy sauce.  

Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels

Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

    

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.

  

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.


Read more about

Christmas Christmas Day Cooking Fish Lunchtime Live Meal Newstalk

Related Episodes

Lunchtime Wrap - Gatland retur...

00:04:08

Lunchtime Wrap - Gatland returns to Wales, Brazil bid for World Cup quarter final spot

OTB Highlights

00:04:08


Calls to relax 'formal' school...

00:22:00

Calls to relax 'formal' school uniform policies

Lunchtime Live Highlights

00:22:00


Consumer Corner: Christmas Vou...

00:10:28

Consumer Corner: Christmas Vouchers

Consumer Corner On Lunchtime Live

00:10:28


Performance Rankings: Weird We...

00:29:08

Performance Rankings: Weird Wenger remarks, no WC Shocks , Moycullen shine

OTB Highlights

00:29:08