Ingham Road Seafood has long been established as one of Townsville’s leading
fresh seafood retailers over the past ten years. A local, family owned business, you can ‘meet the mongers’ as they give us the low down on the freshest and the best in seasonal seafood.
There is a misconception that seafood is expensive and only for celebrations. However whilst some products may be a luxury, there are still many seafood choices that are very affordable and able to be included in everyday cuisine.
This time of year, we are starting to see more prevalent catches of Blue Threadfin, Flake, and Queenfish – all of which retail for under $20 / kg. Grey mackerel and Spanish mackerel are starting to come back into season also. They are all perfect for mid-week dinner options and are great crumbed, battered, fried or grilled, and hold together well in curries or stews. Mackerel cutlets are delicious marinated or flavoured with rosemary and olive oil and pan fried or barbequed… and at $23.90 / kg they make an affordable, delicious meal.
While some products may be a luxury, there are still many seafood choices that are very affordable and able to be included in everyday cuisine.
As the weather is cooling down another great meal option is Seafood Chowder. Made with 600g of our freshly made Marinara mix (approx. $12 for 600g) it really is delicious and filling.
• 600g Marinara Mix
• 1 large leek thinly sliced
• 300g cubed sweet potato
• 300gm cubed Sebago potato
• 4 finely chopped rashers of bacon
• ¼ cup plain flour
•1 litre chicken stock
• 2 corn cobs (kernels removed)
• ½ cup pure cream
• 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leek, sweet potato, potato and bacon. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until leek has softened. Add flour, and cook stirring for 2 minutes. Gradually stir in the stock and 2 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened slightly. Add the corn, marinara mix and cream. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the seafood is cooked through. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
This one will definitely be featuring in the Monger household very soon!
Did you know that we make our own range of fish cakes? We make traditional, Thai, Barra, Gluten Free Salmon and Ginger and Crab varieties to name a few. These sell for just $3 each and are great with a side salad – or pop one into a roll for an easy fish burger option!
We always have an affordable cooked prawn available as well – usually a mix of Endeavour, Tiger and King prawns. Currently our cooked mixed prawns are available for $23 / kg. Although slightly smaller than our King and Tiger prawns they are a very tasty option and should not be ignored!
Don’t forget our other affordable seafood options such as Black Lip mussels, whole squid, fish wings, and Green prawns. So if you are on a budget but would like to eat more seafood then come in and see us and check out our enormous range of options – there is something for every taste and every budget.
Our local, family owned business has long been established as one of Townsville’s leading fresh seafood retailers. Come in and check out our extensive range of beautiful, fresh seafood… you won’t be disappointed! Open every day of the year for your convenience.
159 Ingham Rd, Townsville | 07 4721 1464 | inghamroadseafood.com.au