Fish & Seafood Brunch Recipes

Who doesn’t love a weekend brunch? It’s a great opportunity to take your time and enjoy some tasty food with family or friends. Here are 3 recipes that would be perfect for that Sunday brunch! They’re easy to make, full of healthy fish & seafood and you can always modify the recipes to match your preferences!

Egg-in-the-hole Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toastie

Egg-in-the-hole Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toastie
Author: Cassie Best
Serves: 1
  • knob of butter
  • 2 slices white bread
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ lemon, plus a wedge to serve
  • handful watercress
  • 1 large egg
  • few slices smoked salmon
  1. Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Butter both sides of each slice of bread, then cut a large circle (or another shape) out of the centre of one slice using a knife or biscuit cutter. Place the slices of bread, including the cut-out piece, into the frying pan and cook for 2 mins until golden. While the bread is cooking, slice the avocado and squeeze over the lemon juice. Toss the watercress in a little lemon juice, too.
  2. Flip the bread over, then crack the egg into the cut-out hole. After 1-2 mins, the whole slice of bread and cut-out piece should be golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate (eat the cut-out as a chef’s perk, if you like!). Cover the pan with a lid, or some foil, and lower the heat. Continue cooking for a further 1-2 mins until the egg is done to your liking.
  3. Top the toasted slice of bread with the avocado, smoked salmon and watercress, and season with a twist of pepper. Put the egg-in-the-hole slice on top and serve with an extra wedge of lemon, if you like.

Smoked Mackerel & Baked Eggs

Smoked Mackerel & Baked Eggs
Serves: 4
  • 200g spinach
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp grated horseradish from a jar (horseradish sauce works fine too)
  • 200g smoked mackerel, skin removed
  • 8 medium free-range eggs
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/gas 6. Put the spinach in a colander, pour over freshly boiled water from the kettle and leave to just wilt. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out excess water and divide among 4 individual pie dishes.
  2. Mix the crème fraîche with the chives and horseradish and season well. Flake the mackerel among the dishes, then share out the crème fraîche mixture. Crack 2 eggs into each dish. Season with a little salt and plenty of pepper.
  3. Cover each dish with foil, then bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes until the whites of the eggs are set with just the faintest wobble. Stand for 2 minutes, then serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

Prawn, Crab & Cheese Mini Quiches

Prawn, Crab and Cheese Mini Quiches
Serves: 8
  • Pastry
  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 125g Cold Butter
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • Filling
  • 170g Crab Meat
  • 4 Spring Onions
  • 2 Eggs, Lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 2 tbsp Dill
  • 200g Small Prawns cooked and peeled
  1. Process the flour and butter for 15 seconds, or until crumbly. Add the egg yolks and 3-4 tablespoons of water. Process in short bursts until the mixture comes together. Add a little extra water, if needed.
  2. Turn out onto a floured surface and gather into a ball. Cover the pastry with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Grease eight 3cm (1 1/4 inch) deep loose-based flan tins, measuring 8 cm (3 inches) across the base. Divide pastry into 8 equal pieces and roll out so they are large enough to fit and overlap the tins.
  3. Fit the pastry into the tins and trim off any excess using a sharp knife. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Blind bake for 10 minutes, then remove your paper and weights and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  5. To make the filling, place crabmeat, spring onions, beaten eggs, cream, cheese, chopped dill and lemon rind in a bowl.
  6. Divide the prawns between the pastry shells. The crab mixture will be quite thick, so use a fork to help spread it over the prawns. Bake quiches for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is golden brown.



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