If you're a foodie or simply have a sense of adventure, chances are you're always looking for great meals to try. There are plenty of great ways to make seafood, and you'll want to try a few dishes with exotic flavors to add to your list of favorite meals. A number of these dishes can easily be replicated at home so you can try them any time you feel like having something different for dinner.
Tagine is a Moroccan dish that is often made with fish like snapper or tilapia, but can also be prepared with chicken. The main seasoning ingredient in tagine is preserved lemons, which give the seafood a tangy and salty flavor. The dish is also flavored with saffron, cilantro and paprika to make it especially savory.
This dish can include flavors from the Caribbean or Thailand, depending on which type of curry you use. To make the entree particularly high-quality and flavorful, you can buy shrimp online that is fresh and comes from places in the U.S. where shrimp are particularly fresh, like Cape Cod or the Florida Keys.
The dish will likely be prepared with coconut milk, along with fresh herbs like thyme and cilantro and a hint of sweetness from molasses or brown sugar, which pairs well with the shrimp. Garlic and red pepper lend to the flavor of the dish. Green curry tends to be milder, while red curry paste will give the dish a spicy kick.
Grilled Trout in a Banana Leaf
Cooking in a banana leaf is common in Caribbean, Thai and Polynesian culture. Seafood is ideal for preparing in the leaves, since the preparation method ensures that the entree is cooked thoroughly.
While you can definitely try a variation of grilled trout in a banana leaf if you're visiting a resort in Hawaii or on vacation in the Bahamas, you can make this dish at home as well for a new and exciting dinner. The fish should be seasoned with Thai basil, along with lemon or lime juice, sriracha (Asian hot sauce), and kosher salt. The dish tastes great with rice and/or seasoned vegetables.
Cod in a Miso Glaze
Miso is a Japanese food that can be consumed in soup form or used as a glaze. Black cod is especially delicious in a miso glaze, and since miso is pretty salty (it's made from fermented chickpeas or soybeans), you won't have to add much more seasoning to make the meal complete.
Mix the miso in a broth of coconut water and add a little lime or grapefruit juice and parsley. A small amount of sugar and minced tomatoes and black garlic make the glaze complete. Grill the cod with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and place the fish on a bed of miso glaze, and you've got a simple meal that is out of the ordinary.
These dishes are ones you should definitely eat as often as you can. And since they're easy to make, you can indulge any time you like. Enjoy!