April 20, 2017

Mediterranean Seafood With Crunchy Herbed Breadcrumbs


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With its evenly distributed heat, the ActiFry cooks delicate seafood to perfection with no guesswork. Here, the crisp crumb topping — also prepared in the ActiFry — is an elegant new take on classic deep fried seafood fritto misto.


  • ½ cup breadcrumbs, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 ActiFry spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp capers
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 lb squid, cleaned and cut into 1 by 2-3″ pieces
  • ¾ lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 shallot, sliced very thin
  • 4 cups baby arugula leaves


For Serving

  • Breadcrumbs, lemon wedges, chili flakes and mayonnaise (optional)


Yield: Serves 4 as an appetizer

  1. Combine ½ cup breadcrumbs, olive oil, capers and garlic in the ActiFry and cook for 4 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant and crumbs are golden brown. Remove from the ActiFry without washing bowl, add parsley and allow to cool.
  2. Add seafood and shallots to residual oil in ActiFry bowl.
  3. Cook about 10 to 14 minutes or until seafood has lost its translucency and is cooked through. Do not overcook.
  4. Spread arugula on a serving platter and top with slightly cooled seafood. Sprinkle liberally with breadcrumbs, and serve with lemon and mayonnaise if desired. Sprinkle with chili flakes to taste.

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Stacey Brandford


Stylist, Sasha Seymour