Welcome to the Winnellie Supermarket, Darwin, where fresh, affordable seafood is just a few steps away! Whether you’re a seafood fan, a local, or just looking for new dishes, buying local seafood benefits your taste buds and our economy and environment.
Supporting our local fishermen can reduce our impact on marine ecosystems while ensuring you get the freshest Snapfrozen seafood. So join us as we explore why it’s so important – and delicious – to buy local seafood! From barramundi to prawns, our shop offers a variety of delightful fish caught right here in Australia’s Top End.
A guide to the best local seafood in Darwin
If you’re looking for the freshest and most delicious seafood in Darwin, Winnellie Supermarket is the go-to place! From NT Blue Salmon to NT Barramundi and Green Prawns, we’ve got it all here.
Whether you want to add a splash of flavour to your dinner party or enjoy some wholesome seafood, Winnellie Supermarket has something for everyone. Our NT Blue Salmon is delicious and very healthy – and at $23.99 per kilogram, it won’t break the bank either!
NT Barramundi offers an outstanding balance between affordability ($27.99/kg) and versatility; its mildly sweet flavour makes it perfect for anyone’s palate.
And if you’re looking for an extra kick of flavour, we highly recommend our Green Prawns ($19.99/kg); they are sure to jazz up any dish! So swing by Winnellie Supermarket today, where you will find the best local seafood.
Here are some tips on how to cook local seafood, as well as some recipes and advice on how to select the freshest seafood:
Selecting Fresh Seafood:
When selecting seafood, it is essential to choose the freshest possible option. Look for fish that has bright, clear eyes, shiny skin, and a clean, fresh smell. Avoid fish with cloudy or sunken eyes, dull or discoloured skin, or a fishy or ammonia-like smell. When buying shellfish, ensure the shells are tightly closed and avoid any cracked or broken.
- Cooking Techniques:
a) NT Blue Salmon: NT Blue Salmon is a versatile fish that can be cooked in various ways, including grilling, baking, broiling, and pan-frying. It is essential to cook salmon sparingly, as it can become dry and tough. To prepare NT Blue Salmon, try this simple recipe for Grilled NT Blue Salmon:
- 4 NT Blue Salmon fillets
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Two cloves garlic, minced
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and garlic in a small bowl.
- Brush the marinade over the salmon fillets.
- Place the salmon on the grill, skin-side down, and cook for 6-8 minutes, until the flesh is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
- Serve immediately, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh herbs.
NT Barramundi: NT Barramundi is a delicate fish that is best cooked using gentle methods such as baking, steaming, or poaching. It can also be grilled or pan-fried, but be careful not to overcook it. To prepare NT Barramundi, try this recipe for Baked NT Barramundi with Lemon and Herbs:
- 4 NT Barramundi fillets
- One lemon, sliced
- Four sprigs of fresh thyme
- Four sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 4 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Season the NT Barramundi fillets with salt and pepper.
- Place each fillet on a piece of parchment paper or foil and top with a slice of lemon, a sprig of thyme, and rosemary.
- Add a tablespoon of butter to each fillet.
- Fold the parchment paper or foil to create a packet around the fish.
- Bake the packets in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve immediately with the lemon and herbs.
Green Prawns: Green Prawns are best cooked quickly using high heat, such as grilling, pan-frying, or stir-frying. They can also be boiled or steamed, but be careful not to overcook them, as they can become tough and rubbery. To prepare Green Prawns, try this recipe for Grilled Green
- Preparing Green Prawns: Before cooking Green Prawns, clean and prepare them properly. Start by removing the head and shell, and then devein the prawn by making a shallow cut along the back and pulling out the vein. Rinse the prawns under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
- Cooking Techniques: Green Prawns are best cooked quickly using high heat, such as grilling, pan-frying, or stir-frying. They can also be boiled or steamed, but be careful not to overcook them, as they can become tough and rubbery. Here are some common techniques for cooking Green Prawns:
- Grilling: Preheat the grill to high heat. Brush the prawns with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the prawns on each side for 2-3 minutes until they are pink and slightly charred.
- Pan-Frying: Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are pink and slightly browned.
- Stir-Frying: Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until they are pink and slightly browned.
- Boiling: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are pink and cooked.
- Steaming: Place the prawns in a steamer basket or on a plate and set them over a pot of boiling water. Steam for 2-3 minutes or until they are pink and cooked.
- Flavouring the Prawns: Green Prawns have a delicate flavour and can be enhanced with various seasonings and sauces. Here are some ideas for flavouring Green Prawns:
- Garlic and Lemon: Sauté minced garlic in butter or oil and toss the cooked prawns in the garlic butter. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top before serving.
- Chili and Lime: Toss the prawns with diced chilli peppers and lime juice. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped fresh cilantro.
- Curry: Stir-fry the prawns with curry paste, coconut milk, and vegetables such as bell peppers and onions.
- Butter and Herbs: Sauté the prawns in butter and garlic, and then toss them with fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, and basil.
- Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil: Marinate the prawns in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, and minced ginger for 30 minutes before cooking.
Our Final Seafood Thoughts
So why not give it a go and support the local seafood industry in Darwin? There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly-caught seafood, plus you’ll be helping out local businesses and contributing to a more sustainable future.
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