Seafood is a go-to ingredient to show off your cooking repertoire to a hungry party. Whether it be a three-course dinner for twenty guests, or a family dinner where you want to do something a little more special.
To give seafood that extra burst of sweetness, we have numerous recipes that use maple syrup in a marinade, batter, sauce… you name it, we’ve done it.
Show-Stopping Seafood Mains with a Veggie Alternative
Let us tell you about three seafood recipes that are the perfect way to show off the best the sea has to offer.
Starting with the most decadent: Country Wood Smoke’s maple and chilli glazed scallops, with beetroot and kale. This is an ideal recipe for when you don’t have a huge amount of time to spare as it takes just six minutes to cook. Scallops are plump, juicy and sweet, so the chilli and maple syrup glaze, heightens their natural flavour.
If you’re more of a shellfish fan, then our sizzling maple king prawn skillet recipe is the one for you. The combination of fresh chilli, amber maple syrup, and the smokiness of paprika gives these prawns an incredible depth of flavour. Your tastebuds will soar with the perfect blend of sweet and spicy.
Our final pick emulates the flavours of Mexico, with our tempura fish tacos with maple and sweetcorn relish. The tempura batter includes a dash of golden maple syrup which only adds to its effortlessly light texture. Meanwhile, our maple and sweetcorn relish adds a soft crunch to balance the textures in this moreish dish.
We also have an alternative if fish isn’t your thing, Kate Veggie Desserts’ maple and chipotle cauliflower tacos is an ideal recipe to find those Mexican flavours in a vegetarian style. Chipotle and cumin combine with our amber maple syrup to give the cauliflower a depth of flavour. Some say these tacos are even fresher and crispier than their fish counterpart.
You may wonder what to marry these mains with but look no further. Our maple parmesan garlic potato parcels are a proven crowd pleaser that will compliment any dish. You may think seafood and parmesan? But just think of a lobster thermidor, now we’ve got your attention.
And what better to go with both your seafood main and parmesan potatoes than a maple mayonnaise. A smooth blend of egg yolks, oil, and homemade maple mustard, it’s a classic dip with a maple twist.
Dainty Drinks to Accompany
These recipes must be washed down with something equally, if not more delicious. This is why we urge you to try our Maple Clemenceau. A subtle mixture of brandy and citrus flavours, finished off with a maple sugar rim to cure your sweet cravings.
As well as our suitably nautically named Maple on the Dock of the Rea. A refreshing blend of gin, pear soda and maple syrup to compliment the myriad of flavours in our selection of seafood mains and sumptuous sides.
You can discover plenty more sophisticated seafood recipes here.
A natural source of energy
Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.