Saturday, June 23, 2012

Foodie Friday : Seafood in Ouzo

Let me start off by letting you know that this is my Mum's recipe, I can't take any credit (unfortunately!)  This is a super special treat meal for us, it definitely doesn't fit the budget category!  We're having it tonight with the seafood below, but Mum has made this lots of times with just prawns and its always gorgeous.  Don't be put off by the ouzo if you're not a fan, its just a hint of it that adds something special to the sauce :)  This recipe serves 4 - 6 (with a good serving of rice & salad).


Large handful scallops (roe off)
500g green peeled prawns
3 Moreton Bay bugs (or whatever bugs are local to you)
250g bacon, chopped, rind removed
250g sliced mushrooms
1 onion, diced
6 spring onions (shallots), green part only
2 cloves garlic, grated
2 tbpsn butter or margarine
2 tbspn ouzo
300ml pure cream
Salt & pepper to taste
Rice and salad to serve


1   Heat a non stick pan and cook the bacon until almost brown
2   Add the onion and cook until transparent
3   Add the mushrooms and cook until just cooked
4   Remove all of the above from the pan and set aside (keep warm)
5   Add the butter to the pan, melt then lower heat
6   Saute the seafood and garlic until lightly cooked
7   Add the ouzo and stir
8   Add the bacon, onion, mushrooms, shallots and stir
9   Add the cream and stir, heat through
10 Taste and add more ouzo, and seasoning, if desired
11 Serve over rice with a side salad

Trust me when I tell you this is really something special and you will NOT be disappointed!!  My Mum is a fabulous cook - especially where seafood is concerned.  Excuse me, won't you, while I go and eat my dinner!

Bye for now :)

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  1. This looks delicious! My hubby would just love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun @ the under 300 followers blog hop!
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  2. Looks amazing Krispy and definitely one my hubby would like.

  3. yummy yummy yummy!!!will certainly try it soon. I am your newest follower. hope to see you soon. oxox.

  4. What is a Bay Bug??
    It sounds scary. LOL

    1. Hi Michelle - no not scary, yummy!! Wikipedia says the bug or butterfly fan lobster, is a species of slipper lobster. It lives in shallow waters around Australia and is the subject of small-scale fishery. It is a flattened, reddish brown animal, up to 23 cm (9 in) long and 14 cm (6 in) wide, with flattened antennae and no claws.
      They taste like a cross between lobster and prawns :)