Cooking Styles

Learn about the following cooking styles. Most species lend themselves to a wide variety of cooking styles and, with a little guidance, seafood is one of the easiest foods to cook - so feel free to experiment....and enjoy! Select a recipe from the list.


Cuttlefish, Potato & Spinach Salad



This salad can be served hot or at room temperature. It’s hearty enough to be a light meal and has lovely contrast between the sweet, soft roasted shallots, crunchy, salty bacon and crisp bitter witlof.


Serves 6 as an entrée

500g golden shallots
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 x 5mm thick slices of bacon, sliced into small strips
1kg small cuttlefish, cleaned
500g kipfler potatoes, boiled and peeled (see notes)
200g baby spinach, rinsed and dried
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 heads witlof, sliced
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 150ºC.

Place shallots on a baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake for about 45 minutes, until very soft. Allow to cool slightly, then peel and set aside.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add bacon and fry until lightly crisped, drain on paper towel.

Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Blanch cuttlefish hoods and legs, in batches if necessary, until they just turn white. Slice hoods finely and place in a large bowl with the legs.

Slice the potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Add to the cuttlefish with the shallots, bacon, spinach, vinegar, witlof, remaining olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss lightly and arrange on plates or a large platter.


Kipflers are waxy potatoes that hold their shape well when cooked; other waxy potatoes include charlotte or pink fir apple.

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