Dockside’s Guide to the Perfect Picnic Day

The spring season is truly upon us—the weather is sunny (occasionally!), the grass is green and we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. April 23rd is Picnic Day and we couldn’t let it go by without letting you know the best seafood to fill your baskets with. Take a look at our suggestions and swing by the Dockside shop to get your hands on the freshest, most delicious fish that Lancashire has to offer.

Classic Tuna Salad

Who doesn’t like tuna salad? Tasty, versatile and easy to make, tuna salad is scrumptious on its own and a welcome addition to hot and cold sandwiches as well. All you need to make this tasty treat is mayonnaise, celery, onion, mustard, a few basic seasonings and of course, some top quality tuna. If you fancy a light starter salad, you could even flake some tuna chunks into a bed of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and olives along with a yummy dressing.

Dockside has a variety of fresh and frozen tuna for you to choose from, not to mention, a delectable tuna pate you can enjoy as a starter or a snack!

Swordfish Skewers

Are you the prepared picnicker? If you have some extra time on your hands and a barbecue grill that’s ready to go, grill some swordfish skewers to take along to your picnic. Swordfish is a delight when flavoured by the smokiness of a barbecue and finger foods like skewers are ideal for a bite in the outdoors. Enjoy swordfish chunks on toothpicks or go full throttle and create swordfish kebabs by grilling your seafood along with an assortment of vegetables like peppers and onions. Check out Dockside’s swordfish selection and get grilling!

Prawn Cocktail

The preparation for this dish comes down to cooking your prawns. Follow that by grabbing an avocado and some scrumptious cocktail sauce and you’re ready to go! To bulk up the dish, try spreading these ingredients on some rice cakes or crisps. If you’re looking for some appetising prawn options, our Shell On PrawnsTiger PrawnsRoyal Greenland Prawns or Langoustine Prawns work a treat.

Our recipe section can give you a few extra ideas for meals to take out with you—have you had a look at our crab cakes or baked almond trout?

Each of these ideas not only tastes great but travels well too! Don’t forget that Dockside has a tonne of picnic options for you that don’t require any cooking at all. How about our delicious Smoked Mackerel PateMussels in Vinegar or marinated Anchovies in Oil?

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