Whether you’re having a few friends over for a barbecue or you just want to create a simple, yet delicious meal for the whole family, these simple seafood dishes are perfect for all occasions

Recipe #1: Coconut Prawns

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 6


  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 24 green prawns peeled (with tails still attached)
  • 24 English spinach leaves
  • Tamarind sauce


  1. Put flour, coconut and egg in 3 separate bowls
  2. Dip the prawns in flour (shaking off any excess) and then dip in the egg and coconut
  3. Add oil to a wok until it gets to a depth of 5cm and heat to 180°C (medium-high heat)
  4. Place prawns in oil and cook for 3 minutes (or until golden)
  5. Place cooked prawns on a plate with a paper towel to soak up excess oil
  6. Repeat until all prawns are cooked and serve with spinach leaves and tamarind sauce

Recipe #2: Oysters Kilpatrick

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Serves: 4


  • 2 cups of rock salt
  • 24 shucked oysters
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 200g of diced bacon
  • 2 tablespoons of diced parsley
  • 1 lemon (quartered)


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  2. Place a thick layer of rock salt on a baking try and arrange the oysters on the tray
  3. Sprinkle the Worcestershire sauce over the oysters and top with bacon
  4. Grill until bacon is crisp, then top with parsley and serve with lemon

If you loved these seafood recipes, why not try some of our others?

While these recipes are easy to follow, sometimes it’s nice to take a night off the dishes and head to your local Newcastle restaurant. We’ve featured a couple of great restaurants you can taste some delicious seafood.

Scratchleys on the Wharf
Where: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, NSW
Phone: (02) 4929 1111
For a fine dining experience overlooking the scenic Newcastle harbour, take a seat and relax for the night at Scratchleys on the Wharf. Restaurant features include:

  • Oceanview dining
  • Delicious food & wine
  • Central location

Whether you want to treat your partner to a night out or need a venue for your next function, you’ll be blown away by the first-class food, wine and views at this iconic Newcastle restaurant. For more information visit the Scratchleys on the Wharf LocalSearch profile.

Benjamas Thai Restaurant
Where: 100 Darby St, Cooks Hill, NSW
Phone: (02) 4926 1229
Located in Cooks Hill, Benjamas Thai Restaurant serves an extensive range of all your Thai favourites using only fresh ingredients. Restaurant features include:

  • Authentic Thai cuisine
  • Open 7 nights a week
  • BYO available

If you feel like indulging in some seafood with a traditional Thai twist, call the friendly staff and book a table today. For more information, visit Benjamas Thai Restaurant LocalSearch profile.