Healthy seafood picnic ideas

4 servings
20 min
45 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4


7 ounces (or 200g) baby plum tomatoes

sea salt (preferably) and black pepper

Note: halve the tomatoes and use freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar

2 fl ounces . (or 50ml) olive oil

14 ounces . (or 400g) potatoes (preferably new)

5 ounces . (or 150g) of fresh white crabmeat

a bunch of spring onions

Note: thinly slice the onions


4 ounces . (or 125g) of cherry tomatoes (vine)

3fl ounces . (or 100ml) olive oil

1 teaspoon of caster sugar

1 teaspoon of sherry vinegar

3fl ounces . (or 100ml) double cream

1 ounces (or 25 g) of cubed butter

Sea Bream

4 sea bream fillets with skin

about 3 tablespoons olive oil

plain flour (for dusting)

Grilled Calamari with Vegetables:

Calamari – also known as squid – is a very rich in vitamins seafood. It contains zinc, B12, copper and other elements good for health. This is a quick picnic recipe, to be prepared in 30-40 minutes and cooked in little more than 5 minutes; yields 4 portions.


1 fennel bulb (medium)

1 zucchini (medium)

1 tablepsoon olive oil (preferably extra virgin)

7 ounce (or 200 g) sun-dried tomatoes

pinch of sea salt

pinch black pepper


3 x 7ounces (200 g) calamari

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 teaspoons of lemon juice

2 pinches of sea salt

1 red chilli

2 teaspoons brown sugar (or 1 teaspoons grated palm sugar)

Note: clean the calamari; deseed the chilli and remove the pith, chop thinly.

Rocket Salad:

1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (mature)

2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)

4 small handfuls rocket

pinch black pepper

Note: use freshly ground black pepper. For garnish use parmesan shavings, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.


  • Tomatoes:
    You may prepare the picnic food on grill or in the oven. If in the oven, preheat it to 300 F (or 150 C, Gas 2). On a baking tray lay tomato halves skin side down. Sprinkle olive oil over the baby tomatoes, flavor with pepper and salt. Place the baking tray in the oven, cook for no more than 20 minutes. When done, remove from the oven, set aside keeping warm.
  • Potatoes:
    In a small bowl, combine white wine vinegar and olive oil. Season and whisk well. Pour water in a pan, add salt, bring to the boil. Carefully put the potatoes in the boiling water and let them boil until desired doneness. When done, remove the potatoes from water, drain. You may either halve the potatoes or crash them randomly. Drizzle oil-vinegar liquid over. Add crabmeat and chopped onions over, stir combine sand coat well; season with pepper and salt to taste.
  • Sauce:
    Pour olive oil in a small pan, add tomatoes, cook 10 minutes. When done place tomatoes in the food processor, add sherry vinegar and sugar; blend well. Process the pureed mixture through a sieve. Return to the pan; add double cream; season with pepper and salt, to taste.
  • Sea Bream:
    Add pepper and salt to the flour. Thinly dust the seasoned flour over the sea bream fillets. You may grill the fish fillets or slightly panfry it with skin side down, then turn round. Remove the fish from the frying pan shortly.
  • Prepare 4 plates to serve the fish picnic food. Lay fillet on one side and potatoes, roasted/grilled tomatoes on the other. Drizzle sauce randomly all round.
  • Grilled Calamari with Vegetables:
    Slightly panfry fennel and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with olive oil; set aside.

    Open calamari lengthways, cut a “criss-cross” part on one side; make 3 pieces of each. In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, chilli, and sea salt. Add calamari and set in fridge for 30 minutes. Have the grill (or griddle pan) very hot. Grill calamari for 15-20 (max. 30) seconds per side. Good air ventilation will be required if cooking indoors.

    Combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper; add rocket. Stir. When serving the picnic ideas, have the rocket salad in the plate center and calamari with vegetables around. Decorate with several sun-dried tomatoes sprinkled with olive oil and parmesan. Bon Appetite!


Healthy Seafood Picnic Ideas, photo 1
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