The freshest catch: seafood dishes with a difference

Spiced, sautéed, in a salad, even on a bun! YOU food editor Eleanor Maidment brings you seafood dishes with a delicious difference.

Peri peri prawns with matchstick fries

The peri peri marinade can be used to flavour all kinds of meat, chicken and fish. If you prefer a bit more heat, add a pinch of dried chilli flakes too.

peri peri prawns
Nassima Rothacker

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Lobster, avocado & tarragon rolls

Simple, delicious and perfect for a beach picnic. You can swap the lobster for cooked king prawns too.

lobster rolls
Nassima Rothacker

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Scallops with pancetta & sweetcorn succotash

Succotash is an American dish that makes a great side to any barbecued meat or fish. Sweetcorn is in season now and pairs wonderfully with scallops.

scallops
Nassima Rothacker

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Crispy squid & noodle salad with chilli-lime dressing

If you want to know how hot a chilli is, taste it. If it’s hot, it’s worth removing the seeds before you add it to the dressing.

squid noodle salad
Nassima Rothacker

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Crab & caramelised fennel pasta

Crab, fennel and lemon work wonderfully in this speedy dish.

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Summer fish stew

Any fish or seafood can be added to this simple white wine and tomato-based stew. You could try salmon and prawns instead.

fish stew
Nassima Rothacker

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Mayonnaise

Good seafood deserves good mayonnaise and it is easy to make your own in a small blender or food processor. But always add the oil slowly so it emulsifies properly.

mayonnaise
Nassima Rothacker

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Food styling: Katy McClelland. Styling: Lydia Brun. Tiles, diespeker.co.uk.