Seafood Platter with Thai Dipping Sauce

Cooked on the barbecue, this platter is packed with all your seafood favourites.



Serves 4

Preparation time

30 mins


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lobster, halved
  • 24 green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined
  • Scallops
  • 4 Squid tubes
  • Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Lemon wedges
  • For the Dipping Sauce
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 ¼ tsp lime zest
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp minced lemongrass
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp chopped mint leaves
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped


Make dipping sauce by whisking together lime juice, lime zest, fish sauce and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add lemongrass, garlic, coriander, mint and chilli and stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Combine oil, garlic, dill and lemon zest and juice in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Brush a little over crayfish, prawns and scallops.

Pat outside of squid tubes dry with paper towel. Cut each tube lengthways on one side and open out so that it is flat with inside surface facing up. Use a sharp knife to score diagonal cuts in the squid tubes, then slice into large triangular shaped pieces. Add squid to the bowl of olive oil mixture and set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.

Heat barbecue to medium high heat.

Add prawns and lobster, flesh side down. Cook prawns for 3-4 minutes. Cook crayfish for 1-2 minutes, then turn and cook shell side for 1-2 minutes. Add squid and cook squid for 2-3 minutes per side. Add scallops and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Transfer all seafood to a platter with the dipping sauce and serve garnished with parsley and lemon wedges.



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