Worry about all the work it takes to set up a barbecue? Well, try out the fisherman’s platter for an impressive spread of seafood with rice and some vegetables.
What is a Fishermen’s Platter?
Fishermen’s Platter is an exclusive dish that you can try at Manhattan Fish Market. It is a platter made up of the whole barramundi with Spicy Seafood Dip with Manhattan Flaming Prawns, Garlic Herb mussels and whitebait. You can also choose to have tilapia as an alternative.
Barramundi is an Asian sea bass that has mild flavour and smell making it quite appealing for seafood lovers. It is light pink, and is much easier to cook as it contains less fats than other fishes. You can exchange the barramundi for a tilapia which is a mild-flavoured fish as well.
The platter comes with Manhattan Flaming Prawns which are eight juicy tiger prawns cooking till they’re sweet. Garlic Herb mussels is a signature starter off the menu with flavourful mussels as the butter melts on it. Whitebait is cooked till crispy and is usually dusted on top of the coleslaw. The whitebait are quite tender and can be eaten whole including the head and bones.
Nutritional Information For Fishermen’s Platter
Fishermen’s Platter contains around 1,600 to 1,900 calories. Barramundi has half the calories of salmon, yet it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, vitamin A, vitamin D, sodium and potassium. It is a species of fish that eats the plankton and this leads to lower mercury levels in barramundi compared to other white fishes.
Barramundi has a good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids sufficient for our body’s daily requirements. The healthy fats help to balance cholesterol levels and prevents cardiovascular diseases. However, frying the fish may increase the amount of unhealthy fats.
Tilapia, on the other side, pack a lot of protein source of 26 grams, and it is only 128 calories. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium, and potassium. However, it contains only 240 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving which is ten times less than salmon.
Prawns packs a good source of nutrients. They are high in protein, low in carbohydrates and fat. However, it contains high volumes of cholesterol. In a 3-ounce serving, it has about 200 milligrams of calories, 17 grams of protein and less than 1 grams of carbohydrates and far. If you have a history of heart disease, you should limit your intake of prawns.
Mussels are a type of shellfish that can be cooked in or without its shell. They are low in calories and rich in unsaturated fatty acids, omega-3. Like any other fishes, it provides just as much protein as high-quality red meats but with lesser fat and fewer calories, making it a perfect choice for those trying to trying to eat healthy.
Fresh whitebait can be eaten raw, but they can spoil pretty easily, so it is often fried. It is rich in minerals, DHA, EPA, and calcium. Whitebait helps to lower cholesterol levels as well.
Where To Find Fishermen’s Platter
Fishermen’s Platter can be easily found at any western restaurants in Malaysia. Manhattan Fish Market is one of the restaurants you can visit to get a taste of the seafood goodness.
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