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Seafood Kebab Recipe and a Family Day Out in Manchester

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I love Manchester, it reminds me of London-vibrant, multi-cultural, eclectic and a friendly city to boot with just so much to do and see for all the family.

As it’s half term this week I wanted to share a Saturday we spent there from a couple of weeks ago combining my passion for food with family fun for this week’s #tastytuesdays!

Lots of my relatives live in Manchester so whenever we visit, it usually involves a lot of gorgeous Greek food and a big old catch up with Aunts and cousins I’m close to!

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Thanks to Joules for gifting me the dress above!

Only 1 1/2 hours away from Leeds, we jumped in the car first thing and spent a sunny Saturday in Manchester!

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First up, we headed to MOSI-the Museum of Science of Industry-a museum bursting with cool exhibits and acitivites allowing you to explore where science meets industry in the modern world.

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With permanent galleries spread across five listed historic buildings and collections ranging from early textile machinery to modern X-ray equipment, steam engines and more-the kids (and we) were fascinated by it all!

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Alexander-Honest MumWorkshops on the day included wool creations on cardboard (!) that Oliver was a dab hand at (pun intended) but sadly I wasn’t quite so nimble-fingered at hand knitting but we had a laugh at least!

The ‘Presenters’-the helpers there were so friendly and welcoming and didn’t once laugh at my rubbish attempts to hand knit either! OK they might have laughed a bit!

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Then it was onwards to my Aunt’s award winning Greek taverna, Kosmos in Fallowfield for a fine Greek feast!

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First up, Fassoatha soup-Greek bean soup- you can find Loulla’s recipe for that HERE too!

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Followed by flavoursome, delicate Greek dips of taramasalata, hummus, tsatsiki and melitzanosalata (aubergine dip). Delicious!

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Oh and let’s not forget this tasty friend kalamari I could eat all day long!

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The boys tucked into Loulla’s famous Greek meatballs and chips adding dollops of hummus to their plates too!

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We opted for succulent seafood kebabs-recipe below, served with tabbouleh salad! If you shut your eyes you could be in Greece or Cyprus by the sea!

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Thanks Auntie Loulla and thank you Manchester, we had a blast!

I wanted to share Loulla’s fish kebab recipe too-it’s so tasty and easy to make too, you have to try it!

Thalasina Souvlakia-Seafood Kebabs

Thalasina Souvlakia- Seafood Kebabs

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These fish kebabs make an excellent starter or main course. Use a mixture of three firm types of fish such as Tuna, Monkfish, Swordfish, Halibut or Salmon.

I like to serve these kebabs with spinach rice or a salad. The herb dressing compliments the fish.

Serves 4

  • 1.25kg (2½lb) mixed fish
  • 8 large raw prawns
  • 1 red pepper cut into large pieces
  • 1 medium sized onion, peeled and cut into pieces
  • salt and pepper

For the marinade

  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ onion , grated or blended
  • 1tsp paprika

For the herb dressing

  • 4tbsp chopped parsley
  • 4tbsp chopped coriander
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper


Cut the fish into 4cm (1.5inch) cubes, peel the prawns but leave the tails on.

Place the fish and prawns in a bowl, mix in the marinade ingredients and leave in the fridge for 1 hour.

To make the herb dressing, blend the herbs with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in a food
processor until smooth.

Season to taste then place in a serving bowl.

Thread the fish and prawns on flat skewers with onion and peppers in between each piece, season the kebabs and cook over a gentle fire or under a hot grill for approximately 10 minutes, brushing with marinade on both sides until cooked. (Do not overcook).

Serve the kebabs on spinach rice or with a salad, spoon some of the herb dressing on top of the kebabs and serve immediately.


Do also join Loulla’s private Facebook Group which has thousands of members: Loulla’s Recipe Share.

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