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Having a big seafood spread doesn’t always mean a huge preparation and cooking time. If you have an oven in the kitchen, here’s a quick and simple way of conjuring up a seafood spread that is not only delicious, but also very simple to make.

Here is my way of exploiting this seafood bounty in under half an hour. Here I use fish, prawns, and squid, but you can also easily add clams or even crabs in the mix. While I use barramundi (siakap) here, the type of fish is also replaceable.

off they go into the oven
off they go into the oven


  • one barramundi fish (siakap)
  • 12 large prawns, shell on
  • 300 gram squid, remove eyes & beak
  • 4 green chili, halves
  • 2 tomato, halves
  • 2 onion, cut in cubes
  • 1 bulb garlic, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • herbs for fish – i use dill
  • banana leaf

baked fish, prawns, and squid
baked fish, prawns, and squid


  • salt and pepper on the prawns
  • rub salt & chicken bullion on the fish on both sides
  • rub salt & pepper & turmeric on squid
  • arrange seafood and all ingredients on a sheet of banana leaf on baking tray
  • generously pour olive oil on the seafood
  • sprinkle some salt on everything
  • bake in 180 Celsius for 20 minutes