Recipe for Mock Seafood Platter

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

30 minutes
This seafood platter makes use of economical ingredients such as crab sticks and fish bites to make a platter that's attractive but won't break the bank.

Ingredients(Serves: family of 5)

  • 125 g box SPAR crab sticks, thawed in the fridge
  • ½ a 800 g box frozen, bite-size battered fish eg Smackeroos
  • 2 boxes SPAR crumbed calamari rings or prawn tails
  • 500 g Half-mussels, topped with 100 g wedge blue cheese, grated
  • 1 bag SPAR Shells, prawn flavoured snacks
  • 1 tub SPAR low-fat salmon flavoured cream cheese thinned down slightly
  • with SPAR creamy mayonnaise
  • 1 pack of SPAR Freshline mini garlic loaves
  • 2 SPAR Freshline lemons, quartered

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 220ºC. Set the oven shelf one above centre.
  2. Place fish chunks and crumbed calamari rings/prawn tails, spaced apart, on a large baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Towards the end of this oven time, place the thawed crabsticks in a colander and pour over boiling water, drain and place alongside the now-baked seafood on the same oven tray, covered with foil and set aside on a hot tray or in a warmer drawer.
  3. Reduce oven to 180º C.
  4. Bake the tray of cheese-topped mussels on the one-above centre shelf, at the same time as the foil-wrapped garlic loaves on the centre oven shelf. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and brown.
  5. Meanwhile, arrange the prawn flavoured shell snacks, lemon quarters and the salmon dip on a large serving platter.
  6. Add all the hot baked seafood and opened garlic loaves onto the platter, and serve immediately.

Hints and Tips

 SPAR Oven chips may be used instead of the Shell crisps, and baked in a separate tray alongside the fish and calamari tray in Step 2.

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