Going to an island or any coastal region and not getting a bite of their authentic coastal prepared food, is as equal to missing out on half of the travelling, since culture and places aren’t just seen from the eyes but also felt from the heart which goes through your stomach. From the coastal Mexican city of Veracruz to the southern Indian state of Kerala, plenty of options exist for seafood lovers around the world. Millions of people in the world rely on seafood as their primary source of protein. Other than already being so wholesome seafood is generally low in cholesterol, which is important for heart health. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals including iodine, zinc, potassium, and vitamin B.
Here are 7 coastal dishes from around the world that you need to try.
1. Sashimi in Japan :
It’s served at many types of Japanese restaurants. Sashimi is a famous Japanese dish that consists of very thinly sliced, raw fish. Typically, it’s served with soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi.
2. Spanish – Seafood paella :
This is the dramatic seafood paella that looks stunning, with crustaceans and shellfish. You can vary the quantities of seafood and also eat with crab, crayfish, or lobster.
3. British – Fish and chips :
The popular combo is believed to have originated in the UK between 1860 and 1863. The meal consists of French fries or potato wedges alongside battered, fried fish — typically cod.
4. Indian Kerala Fish Curry has a spicy kick :
It’s packed with spices. This dish gets its moniker from the southern Indian state of Kerala. The sauce is made from pureed ginger, garlic, and onion which is added to sautéed spices. Then, the fish cooks in the simmering sauce.
5. Mexican – Fish tacos :
For a healthy, low-fat taco filling that’s absolutely delicious, you can’t go past fish!
Does everyone love fish tacos, or what? They’re a pretty popular meal among my followers and friends, but most of the time the fish is either fried (Baja-style), or totally dry.
6. Chinese – Prawn and chive dumplings :
This is a delicious mainstay of the tea ritual known as dim sum, and belongs to the class of dumplings enfolded with a wheat starch wrapper. The name in Cantonese is Gao Choi Ha Gao 韭菜虾饺, or simply Gao Choi Gau (In Mandarin, Jiu Cai xia Bao). You will find this steamed dumpling in almost every dim sum restaurant, although it will sometimes be formed into hockey-puck sized packets, and fried. In either case you’ll know it by the intensely green vegetable showing through the translucent wrapper.
7. Bouillabaisse is a French classic :
The meat is cooked in a broth. Bouillabaisse is a seafood stew which originated in the French port of Marseille. It started off as a fishermen’s food and was made from leftover bits of fish instead of choice cuts. The meat is slow-cooked in Provencal herbs which results in a sumptuous broth.