Simple starters for every seafood lovers dinner table

by Sanjeev Kapoor

There is something about the flavour of fish and the sheer variety of it, that chicken or mutton cannot offer. From the aroma to the texture, sea food holds a special place in the heart of many. And while fish can be a star of many curries, they can also be made into delicious starters. So if you’re planning to host a party with sea food as the star of the day, we’ve curated some really lip-smacking and delicious starters that you could try.

Seafood Seekh Kabab

While Seekh kebabs are usually made with chicken and mutton, this recipe uses fish. A minced mixture of fresh fish and prawns are spiked with coriander, green chillies, lemon and other spices. This is then spread on to satay sticks and grilled to perfection. Serve these hot with a sprinkling of chaat masala, some lemon wedges and onion rings!

Mango marinated fish kababs

Delicate chunks of fish slathered in a sweet savoury mango marinade and then given the perfect smoky chargrill - just the sight of this one is enough to make mouths water. Serve them as a starter with a generous squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkling of fresh mint leaves and they are going to be a show stealer at any party.

Firecracker Prawns

Prawns make for a really cool starter and this recipe brings an oriental touch too. Prawns tossed with the delicious red curry paste and fish sauce which are then wrapped in Wonton sheets and deep-fried. The fried wonton sheets give the Firecracker Prawns a crunchy exterior which is a great contrast to the juicy prawns inside.

Squid Koliwada

Squid, for many is an acquired taste, however if you love squid, you should definitely try this delicious Squid Koliwada recipe. In this recipe, squid is tossed in a gram flour and yoghurt mix, along with numerous masalas and some lemon juice and deep fried. The dish is served hot with delicious mint chutney and some sprinkled chat masala to make things even more yum.

Shrimp Vada

We’ve tried fried shrimp as well as these crunchy firecracker prawns, but what if we turned the shrimp into small vadas? This recipe uses coconut, coriander and fresh chillies mixed with shrimp, potatoes, tamarind paste and few other masalas. The vadas are then coated with semolina and fried. You can serve them with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.