Seafood in the sun! Perfect picnic ideas

Tue 18th June 2019

There’s something about eating al fresco that just makes food taste extra delicious – and we’ve got some great ideas for how to include seafood snacks in your outdoor feast!

We’re not always the luckiest with the weather in this country but when fortune smiles on us and the sun finally peeps through you can bet we’ll all be heading off in droves to the beach and the park for a picnic! Since National Picnic Week is running from 21-30 June 2019 what better time to get together with friends and family and enjoy the great outdoors?

The great thing about picnics is that you can go the full hog with tartan rugs, wicker baskets and proper crockery, or else you can pop a few tasty snacks into a backpack and make it a much more informal affair.  Either way, you need food that you can eat easily and with the minimum of mess – picnics are not the time for stews and soups! Bite size food, or dishes you can cut into slices are perfect and robust enough to withstand being packed and transported.

We’ve got some fantastic seafood dishes that are ideal for picnics and full of the essential oils and vitamins that you need for a healthy summer – now we just need the sunshine!

Bacon Wrapped Crab Bites

Delicious little snacks or starters made with minimal ingredients, these are lovely served hot or cold

Bacon Wrapped Crab

Breadsticks served with Mackerel Dip

This creamy dip is packed with omega 3 and you can dip breadsticks, crisps, veggies – the choice is yours!

Mackerel Dip

Crab Tart

Crab tarts are a great option for a starter, with a salad as a main, or for the picnic basket.

Crab Tart

Tuna Samosas

These tasty filo pastry triangles are perfect served cold for picnics

Tuna Samosas

Mackerel and Cheese Tarts with Mackerel Salad

Individual small shortcrust pastry cases are perfect for these delicious tarts 

Mackerel Tart
  • But what about the (not so trusty) British weather? Well, National Picnic Week say only 16% bother to take a brolly ‘just in case’ so at least we can pride ourselves on our optimism!