A celebration of Coromandel seafood & cuisine

Back 2021

A celebration of Coromandel seafood & cuisine

Back 2021

A celebration of Coromandel seafood & cuisine

WHITIANGA SCALLOP FESTIVAL 2021

The Whitianga Scallop Festival is a celebration of Whitianga seafood and marine heritage, held annually in September. ​

The impact of COVID-19 has meant that the Whitianga Scallop Festival, planned to be held 12th September has had to be cancelled.

This is disappointing to us and to you, but we all know it is what had to be done.

We are planning to be back bigger, brighter and better in the Spring of 2021 when hopefully we have all got through the massive impact that COVID-19 has had. We can then get together to celebrate of all the things that make the Whitianga Scallop Festival so special.

We appreciate your understanding through this unprecedented time.

Stay well

Linda Bird (Chairperson), Nick Reader (Festival Coordinator) and the Whitianga Scallop Festival Team.

Our Recipes

Over the years our guest chefs have shared with us some delicious ways to cook scallops.

Brazilian-style Fish Soup by Ray McVinnie

Brazilian-style Fish Soup by Ray McVinnie

   Dressing 150g cherry tomatoes4 large cloves garlic, peeled4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oillarge pinch chilli flakes½ cup roasted hazelnuts, skins rubbed off1 bought chargrilled red capsicum, (I use the Lindos or Olive Lady brand that comes in a jar - drain...

Fish Fried Rice with Spicy Scallop Omelette by Ray McVinnie

Fish Fried Rice with Spicy Scallop Omelette by Ray McVinnie

   Rice250g Jasmine rice, well rinsed and drained Place the rice into a saucepan and add enough water to come 1cm above the level of the rice.Bring to a rolling boil then move to your smallest stove element, cover and turn the heat to the lowest setting.Cook without...

Seafood in Crazy Water by Ray McVinnie

Seafood in Crazy Water by Ray McVinnie

Its Italian name is Frutta di mare all’acqua pazza, which means seafood in crazy water. 100ml extra virgin olive oil5 cloves garlic, chopped2x 400g cans Italian tomatoes in juice, mashedPinch of not chili flakes1 tsp toasted coriander seeds100ml white wine100ml...

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