montenegro shellfish

Seafood specialities in Montenegro

Seafood in Montenegro

During our vacation, we obviously enjoyed a lot of seafood in Montenegro and local wine of course. Especially, we were excited about buying fresh seafood on the shore from fishermen and preparing our (not anymore their) catch at home.

restaurantIn my opinion, there are more tasty oysters in neighbouring Croatia, however the taste of mussels from Bay of Kotor outperforms many regions offering similar production. In local warehouses it was possible to buy different kind of seafood (and the price was excellent indeed). It was real celebration of summer every evening in Montenegro all week long.

Seafood in Montenegro is a usual thing for locals; humans have used seafood in their cuisine for thousands of years. For example, mussels can be smoked, boiled, steamed, roasted, barbecued or fried in butter or vegetable oil. As with almost all shellfish, mussels should be checked to ensure they are still alive just before they are cooked.

scallopsWe have had mussels for a meal in many countries and definitely those we had in Montenegro, along with Scottish mussels, have been one of the best experiences. We did not particularly bought any fish, which I believe should also be excellent in Montenegro. The main reason for that was huge variety of shellfish – mussels, clams, scallops and many more.

Quick and easy seafood preparation recipe – scallops

Scallops are high in protein, low in calories and contain whole lot of good things for our body like Omega-3, minerals and vitamins. I am wondering that there really not that many things around, which are that much beneficial for our health as well as really tasty.

So, what you should do if you have been lucky to buy some big fresh scallops (this recipe may not be suitable if you get frozen scallops from supermarket).

  • The first thing – bring home and wash if there is some sand or dirt on shells
  • Open shells and leave scallop in one half of the shell (kids may like to play with them later on).
  • Chop garlic, put over scallop, add pepper and salt.
  • Put on frying pan (see a picture here) and cook until it gets ready (it should not take long – just a few minutes).

Enjoy your result!