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Guide to Seafood

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From scallops to prawns, seafood is delicious and presents many health benefits too. However, knowing how to source seafood effectively is important. You also need to know how to cook such an ingredient. Limewood can be considered a BBQ restaurant as I am frequently cooking barbequed seafood-based dishes for our diners to enjoy. I know that if I do not time everything to precision or use the best ingredients then I will not create a delicious seafood dish. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover some tips for enjoying delicious seafood on the South side of Hong Kong.

seafoodDo A ‘Tap Test’ – When you buy the likes of live mussels, oysters and clams, the shell will close up when it is tapped. When purchasing, tap the shell and if it does not close you should select another batch instead.

Eat Local – It is always recommended to eat the local variety of a specific kind of fish instead of going for a different type from across the country or indeed the world. This does not only apply for fish that is in season. It is better to freeze local fish than go for something that has been transported via air. Not only is this detrimental in terms of freshness, but it will have a negative impact on the environment.

Consider Small Seafood – It is not a case of the bigger the better. You are advised to eat lower on the food chain if you want to reap the most health benefits. The likes of mussels, sardines, mackerel, oysters and squid contain a lot less mercury and are thus much better for the body.

Buying Frozen? – If so, there are some things you need to be mindful of, as you don’t want to purchase seafood that has thawed. You should avoid any packages that have signs of ice crystals or frost. This indicates that the seafood has been stored for a lengthy period of time or that it has thawed and been refrozen. Aside from this, don’t go for any seafood positioned top of the freezer case or above the frost line.

Now you know everything you need to about freshly cooked seafood. At Limewood beach restaurant we have many different seafood dishes for you to enjoy. This includes Daily Fresh Oysters, which are served with Calamansi, Ponzu, Scallion and Quail Egg. If you are looking for a unique combination, our Scallop and Banana Tartare is a recommended option, served with Sesame Seeds and Jalapeno Vinaigrette. We also have Spicy Tiger Prawn Roll with Prawn Sauce, Arugula and Avocado. If you are a fan of Thai food you may wish to go for our Deep Fried Whole Snapper Thai Style with Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Scallion and Green Peppercorn. There are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Author – Russell Doctrove