With many of us only getting as far as squeezing some fresh lemon juice on our fried calamari or a freshly grilled fillet, the prospect of a fish-and-fruit combination recipe can seem a bit daunting (or downright wrong in some peoples books). Yet all we have to do is take a look to Asia and the pairing of crab and mango in Thailand or prawns and mango in Kerala in southern India to be convinced that there are exquisite fruit and seafood pairings to be found.
The saltiness of seafood combined with the sweetness of fresh, sweet or citrussy fruits can prove particularly effective and refreshing, especially in the summer months.
Here are 5 recipes ranging from the gourmet, to test the most experienced of chefs, to the sublimly simple, for throw it all together at the last minute chefs. Have a go to, there is delicious potential in the pairing of seafood and fruit, once tried there’s no turning back.
Saving the simplest until last, this recipe is all about the quality of the ingredients. Sweet crunchy watermelon balanced by the saltiness of seasoned flash fried fresh prawns and creamy mozarella... a summer evening treat.