Being a student I am a fan of the quick meal, often involving the oven and some flash frying. As I previously mentioned in my former sushi post I’m a BIG fan of seafood. Recently I bought an Ocean Fresh seafood mix from a local supermarket that contains squid, crab, calamari and fish and made a sweet and sour seafood mix with herb and mint creamy potatoes. We don’t use mint at home in regular cooking so I thought I would challenge myself and see what I can do with it apart from making Mojitos 🙂
I pretty much just followed my instincts with this recipe so forgive me but there are no measurements.
Sweet and sour sauce
Some oil for frying
diced green pepper, onions and red pepper
Defrost the mix if frozen (do not defrost in the microwave, fish defrosts quite fast and you may accidentally cooks the mix, just take it out of the freezer 30 mins before cooking and let it sit in warm water) then use a kitchen paper to soak up as much water as possible from the seafood.
Season the seafood and fry on low heat with onions and peppers. When the seafood looks almost ready add the sweet and sour sauce and let it sit for another 2/3 minutes taking care not to burn the food.
And voila! Sweet and sour seafood mix.
And now for the mint and herb creamy potatoes which are also quite quick and easy to make.
A cup of cream
Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes ( smaller cubes bake faster in the oven). Season potatoes with mixed herbs, salt, and mint. Place them into a casserole dish and cover with cream till cream barely covers the potatoes. (For health buffs if you don’t want to use too much cream you can replace half the cream with milk)
Bake at 180 degrees for 45mins to an hour. Take out the potatoes and enjoy!
I made a basic coleslaw salad to go with it.
Tip: If you have seafood mix left over when heating it up the next day put it under the grill instead of the microwave with a little sweet and sour sauce and let it cook for 5-10 mins or so. Goes well with some pasta!