The only way to truly experience a hot summers day, is with an ice cold beer and braai food. The question is how can you spice up your normal braai? You should consider trying out different foods. Succulent seafood braai recipes is just what you need to get the best out of your summer party.
There are so many different options when it comes to seafood braai recipes that you are truly spoiled for choice. A lot of people tend to stay away from cooking fish on the braai because it is difficult. This is not the case if you equip yourself with the right equipment. There are many options for braai equipment which have been extended to include fish options. Instead of cooking the normal ribs and chops, take the time to cook a succulent piece of fish. Here are some recipes that will whet your appetite and give you the motivation to try something new:
· Stuffed salmon: salmon is a gorgeous meaty fish and is available in big sizes. Making it the perfect choice to feed a large group of people. You can increase the flavour of the salmon by stuffing it. The salmon will need to be deboned and butterflied with the head and tail intact. There are many items you can stuff the fish with, but it is best to keep it simple so that the fishy flavour is enhanced and not masked. Onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes, peppers and herbs are the perfect addition to the salmon. Place the fish onto tinfoil and layer up your stuffing ingredients, add some butter to taste and wrap the fish up. Place on the braai and allow to cook for 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or so. Remember that salmon should still be pink inside, not raw, but pink.
· Prawns: prawns are the perfect starter or accompaniment to a fish braai. They are available in different sizes making it possible for you to choose the big daddies or the small fries for your braai. In general King Prawns are a good choice. Prepare the prawn by butterflying it, then you can add garlic, butter and whatever else you want to the prawns to give them flavour. Simply put them onto a prawn holder for the braai and wait till they turn a gorgeous pink colour. They should take between 10 and 12 minutes depending on the heat of the braai. The perfect prawn is firm but not chewy and also not gelatinous.
· Crayfish: looking for that bit of luxury? Then you should indulge in crayfish. They are meaty and delicious. Due to their size they can be placed straight onto the braai. Cook shell down and allow for them to cook all the way through before serving. The best way to cook them is with garlic and butter, if you want to give it them that extra flair, then you can make a thermidor sauce to accompany them.
Any one of these braai recipes will be perfect for your seafood extravaganza. Now all you need is a braai that can keep up with your cooking skills.