Catalano's Seafood

Catalano’s recipe

Up your seafood game by trying these healthy and yummy recipes, we curated for you. Celebrate Salmon, Prawns, and Clams on your dining table and let happy hour prevail in the comfort of your own home. Get busy cooking these delicious recipes to elevate your dinner habits a notch.

Happy drooling!

Catalano’s recipe

Up your seafood game by trying these healthy and yummy recipes, we curated for you. Celebrate Salmon, Prawns, and Clams on your dining table and let happy hour prevail in the comfort of your own home. Get busy cooking these delicious recipes to elevate your dinner habits a notch.

 

Happy drooling!

TARTARE SAUCE

Prep Time 15 mins

The secret sauce…after years of people asking it’s finally out of the bag!

SMOKED TROUT RILLETTES

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 20 mins

Works well with other smoked fish like mackeral, salmon and kingfish

SARDINE BRUSCHETTA

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

This one can be ideal for finger food for large parties or for an intimate entrée for two …

PAUL & NOLAS BACCALA with POTATO & OLIVES

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 25 mins

Paul swears by this dish for the traditional Easter meal. For centuries it has been staple for all Italians celebrating the Easter period… Buon Pasqa!”

PAELLA

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 20 mins

No good seafood book can go without having Paella (pronounced ‘Pa-aye-ya’) Now you know how to say it properly, let’s cook it properly …

MARRON RAVIOLI with LIMONCELLO BEURRE BLANC

Prep Time 30 minsCook Time 20 mins

This dish is uniquely West Australian using fresh Marron from the Margaret River region. A simple, delicate recipe that is a real show stopper …

MAREE’S LOBSTER THERMIDOR

Prep Time 30 minsCook Time 20 mins

This dish is uniquely West Australian using fresh Marron from the Margaret River region. A simple, delicate recipe that is a real show stopper …

LINGUINE with BLUE SWIMMER CRAB

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 10 mins

This very light and vibrant entrée is a great way to start a dinner party or for an easy mid-week meal…”

FISH STOCK

Prep Time 5 minsCook Time 20 mins

A well-made stock forms the basis to many dishes and elevates recipes to a better level. It’s worth taking your time to make your own stocks…

FISH CHOWDER

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 20 mins

This chowder is thick, rich and creamy without using any cream. The secret is cooking the ‘veloute’ sauce as it’s base to create that velvet texture…”

CHEESE AN CHIVE FISHERMANS PIE

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 30 mins

A great winters day dish. Most seafood in the winter months is at its best and nothing beats a hot, creamy pie on a cold day…”

CAVATELLI Ai FRUTTI Di MARE

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 10 mins

We know it as Seafood Marinara…but to us Italians it’s ‘Frutti di Mare’. Still tastes amazing is the thing to take away from this…

CATALANOS COCKTAIL SAUCE

Prep Time 10 mins

Another compulsory recipe for any seafood cookbook…the Catalanos create their own version of the Cocktail sauce

CAJUN FRIED FISH WINGS

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

Popular as an Asian street food, these wings get a Southern style makeover for fiery, flavorful dish that’s great for entertaining…

CRAB AND BACON COB LOAF

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 30 mins

Choose vibrantly coloured, heavy crabs with a lovely sea smell to them

WA BARRAMUNDI BURGER

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 10 mins

Barramundi to Sunday…this burger is so quick and tasty you’ll want to cook it all week!

VIETNAMESE STYLE WHOLE BAKED FISH

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 25 mins

Don’t be afraid of cooking a whole fish. It’s very simple to do and always comes up juicy and tasty when cooked with the backbone in…

TUNA POKE BOWL

Prep Time 10 mins

This one is easy to put together, fresher than a spring morning and tasty like…well sashimi tuna!

SIMPLE BEER BATTER

Prep Time 10 mins

As strawberries are to cream, beer batter is to fried fish. Made correctly, this makes one of the most enjoyable battered fish you’ll experience…

PARMESAN CRUSTED BARRAMUNDI

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 15 mins

Parmesan cheese is an exceptional complement to our Local Barramundi. And it’s so easy to make you’ll be making it more often than breakfast…

MEDITERANNEAN BRAISED TOOTHFISH

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 15 mins

Parmesan cheese is an exceptional complement to our Local Barramundi. And it’s so easy to make you’ll be making it more often than breakfast…

HOME-MADE CRUMBED FISH and CHIPS

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 1 hr

When making Fish and Chips this easy you’ll never be down the local Fish shop again…

GREEN BANANA and YELLOW FISH CURRY

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 15 mins

Green Banana in a curry? Well it certainly sounds interesting…wait until you try it!

CRISPY SKIN TOOTHFISH with DARK SHITAKE BROTH

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 40 mins

Patagonian Toothfish is one of the most prized, ocean caught fish in the world. It’s taste and texture is even more so sought after and enjoyed…

BAKED SNAPPER ‘AL CARTOCCIO’

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 20 mins

Al Cartoccio loosely translates to “in paper”, a really common way of cooking fish fillets which keeps in the moisture and cooks gently. Buon appetito!

ANDREW’S CEVICHE

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 30 mins

Andrew says picking the freshest fish and keeping the flavors simple is the best advice for making his ceviche...

PEA AND CLAM SOUP

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 10 mins

My seafood version of Pea and Ham Soup…pretty sure it’s a great improvement…

OYSTER TRIO

Prep Time 20 mins

Oysters are one of the favourite summer time indulgent. Fresh, clean and salty flavor with a smooth and creamy texture…Who could resist?

NICKS CHILI MUSSELS

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 45 mins

Nick stresses the point of ‘never measure’ when making his chili mussels. It gives it a different result every time, which is nice, but…

MUSSELS in CHIMICHURRI

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 10 mins

Not all Chili Mussel recipes are the same…this one is well off the beaten track compared but is an amazing alternative to the normal recipe we know…

GRILLED SCALLOPS with CHORIZO & PEA PUREE

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 10 mins

Forget your bacon wrapped scallops…and get stuck into these ones!

DECADENT OYSTERS KILPATRICK

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 35 mins

If you are going to the trouble of making Oysters Kilpatrick…make it DECADENT!

CHILI, GINGER AND LIME CLAMS

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

A great way to get a summer night going…Colorful, full of flavor and the aromatic smell that comes off the dish make your mouth water

CHILI CUCUMBER OYSTER SHOOTERS

Prep Time 1 hr

Oysters and Alcohol… need I say more

DAVID’S TORPEDO PRAWN TACOS

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

One of Dave’s favourite meals…it’s simple, tasty and fresh flavors are a quick and easy dinner idea for a mid-week meal

FIERY TEQUILA AND GARLIC PRAWNS

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 5 mins

Now here’s a recipe you can’t go past. A modern take on the traditional garlic prawns, this dish has flavors, fire and fumes that get all of the senses excited…

FRESH COOKED PRAWNS

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

Fish stores and markets already sell ‘Cooked at sea’ prawns…but they’re nothing compared to a fresh cooked once straight out of the pot!

JOSHS PRAWN AND WATERMELON SALAD

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 10 mins

It’s such a light and refreshing dish” Josh says. “Our WA prawns taste so good we really don’t need to do much to them…

KING PRAWNS with MANGO DRESSING

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

For when your friends drop in unexpectedly and you blow their socks off with this…

PORK AND PRAWN SAN CHOY BOW

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 10 mins

Adding some Aussie prawns to this Chinese classic really makes a huge improvement…

PRAWN PIZZA

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 15 mins

Remember the last prawn pizza you bought? What prawns were they, are they a local prawn, why am I only getting 4 prawns on my pizza...? Avoid the stress and make this with as many prawns as you like!

SMOKED SALMON OMELETTE

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

Seafood at Breakfast is quite limited (unless you like fried kippers on toast?) Smoked Salmon is generally the more common choice and this recipe put it to good use…

SASHIMI PLATE with PICKLED CUCUMBER

Prep Time 1 hr 9 minsCook Time 1 min

Check with your fish monger for certain seafood that can be used for sashimi. And don’t skip on the cucumber…it’s amazing!

SALMON EN CROUTE

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 30 mins

Great way to feed the family an easy, healthy and tasty meal that will impress even the toughest critic…the children

MISO GLAZED WILD SALMON, COCONUT & LEMONGRASS RICE

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 15 mins

Not all Chili Mussel recipes are the same…this one is well off the beaten track compared but is an amazing alternative to the normal recipe we know…

CREAMY SALMON TAGLIATELLE

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 15 mins

This ‘Carbonara style’ dish is a household favourite being rich, creamy and simple enough to whip up anytime…

SQUID ON A STICK

Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 5 mins

This recipe was inspired by a children’s movie I saw many years ago. Essentially it’s a squid skewer but ‘squid on a stick’ makes it more fun somehow…

OCTOPUS, CHORIZO AND OLIVE SALAD

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

Now this is a PROPER salad…made with punchy, bold flavors but takes no time to make

HOMEMADE PICKLED OCTOPUS

Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 60 mins

When asked which country does the best pickled octopus recipe, I say ‘It’s not the country that makes the difference ...it’s the people who turned bait into a delicacy who truly matter…

FRIED LEMON PEPPER SQUID

Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 5 mins

Salt and Pepper Squid would have to be the most ordered seafood dish around Australia. This is our take on this renowned dish…

Fresca Fish Co. BY

Fresca Fish Co has an Italian heritage, fresca means fresh.

The founders of Fresca Fish Co are Catalano Seafoods with a 50 year history of providing the Australian community with high quality Aussie Seafood. To complement its renown and trusted quality and sustainable ethos we are also mindful that with quality we must also source exceptional Value into the supply chain and offer an alternative range than available in our back yard.

Our buyers search far and wide for that value, without compromising the trust built over 50 years. We research, we investigate, we travel, we select, we watch, we taste and we engage. Our international partners must adhere to the Catalano ethos.

Sustainability, Quality and Value

Silvestro Morabito

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

A strategic and commercial retail sector leader with a track record of success in multiple states of Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Indonesia. He is a strategic thinker​ with strong planning disciplines. Ability to take an "ownership" approach to planning and expansion of a business. Proven ability to successfully lead a company through organisational change to consistently deliver strong results. Previous experience for Mr Morabito includes CEO and Director roles at Dairy Farm International between 2001 – 2005 (ASX:DFI); CEO, General Manager and COO roles at Metcash between 2008 – 2013 (ASX: MTS), and currently Mr Morabito is the founder and Managing Director of Morabito Management Consulting.

David Catalano

Purchasing Manager 

David Catalano is the eldest son of Nick Catalano; he has been in and around the family business all his life. After graduating through all the factory and operational areas of the business, he joined the Company at the age of 17, whilst studying Nautical Fishing/Marine Biology at TAFE. David is presently the Operations Manager overseeing the sales department and is responsible for all fresh and frozen seafood purchasing, having the seafood knowledge and experience to develop the Global Distribution pillar of the Company’s business strategy.

May May Tan (Danielle)

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

May May Tan (Danielle) is an operations, human resources and business leader with extensive experience in end-to-end solutions in industries relating but not limited to oil and gas, transport, banking and finance sectors. She has diverse professional exposure in international settings across Singapore, China, Japan, Brazil, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Australia.

Danielle's most notable successes have been in process flow and structure. She also has strong expertise in global mobility and humans. Danielle has proven abilities in leading and working with high-performing, multi-cultural and cross-functional teams in the delivery and deployment of multiple projects. She is currently a director of Impact BPO Services Pvt. Ltd. and was previously Country Manager of Brunel Consultancy (Shanghai) Limited, regional operations manager of Brunei International SEA Pte Ltd, Senior Manager at SMRT Corporation Ltd and Assistant Vice President of the Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX).

Andrew Catalano

Factory Manager 

Andrew Catalano is the second son of Nick Catalano. Andrew has been in and around the family business all his life. At the age of 17, he joined the company part-time whilst​ studying Aquaculture at TAFE. Andrew has graduated in fish filleting, processing, despatch, factory retailing and production supervision and is currently the Factory Manager. Andrew’s years of knowledge and experience makes him well qualified to contribute to the Processing/Production pillar of the company's business strategy.

Mark Lupica

Retail Manager 

Mark Lupica is the nephew of Nick Catalano and Paul Catalano. Being in and around the family business all his life, he joined the Company at the age of 17 part-time whilst continuing his studies in marketing and business management.

Mark has been involved in all facets of retailing, including product development and marketing. He is currently the Company’s Retail Manager and is responsible for the three categories owned retail outlets, and various IGA category managed supermarkets. Mark is well poised to contribute to implement the Retail Seafood Category Management Solution pillar of the Company’s business strategy.

The company team

Catalano's has a well developed operational and management team. Its departments are structured from top to bottom and across the business segments with dedicated experienced crew in all departments​.​

E.g. management, administration , Sales, several production sections, procurement, Quality Assurance, compliance and logistics. ​

We are proud of our team with the majority having being with the company for many years.

Michael Koukounaras

Head of National Trading and Operations 

Michael Koukounaras has worked in food companies​ from 1993 until the present, specialising in seafood Sales and Marketing throughout his career. He has a significant amount of experience in the following channels:

  • Importing
  • Trading to importers
  • Trading to wholesalers
  • Retail Sales – Independents, small and major chains
  • Exporting
  • Procurement – domestic and international.

Mark Kei Wei Leong

Non-Executive Director

Mr Leong is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA), Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). Mr Leong has more than 23 years of corporate, management and directorship experience in a broad range of functions in a diverse range of industries having undertaken several senior roles (Chairman, CEO, COO, & CFO) in several private as well as listed companies and presently serves as a Director in several Singapore and Australia listed companies.

Nicolino (Nick) Catalano

CEO and Executive Chairman

Nick Catalano has been involved in the Catalano family seafood business since 1969 and has carried out all of the significant roles from production, factory to sales management.

Nick has been a proactive pioneer in the changing markets of Australian seafood. He has steered the Company from a small family business and constructed the platforms to further build the company to one of the largest and most successful processors/retailers of fresh and frozen seafood in Australia, winning numerous state and national business awards and recently inducted into the family business Hall of Fame, in Australia.​ With 49 years of experience, Nick is one of Australia's most knowledgeable and respected seafood merchants.

Koon Poh Low

Non-Executive Director

Koon Low has been involved in capital markets advisory positions across multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the US NASDAQ and NYSE markets. He has been specialising in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transactions for over 30 years.

 Koon is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, fellow member of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), and a member of the ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountants. He is currently a director of Advanced Health Imaging (ASX:AHI) and Medi Lifestyle Limited (SGX:5TN) with vast capital markets experience in ASX and SGX.

Mr Shamin Sahafi

Non-Executive Director

Mr Shamin Sahafi earned his Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Wollongong, Sydney, Australia and holds professional accreditations as Chartered Islamic Finance Professional Programme (CIFP), Malaysia and professional accreditation as holder of Professional Certificate in Marketing (CIM), Malaysia​. ​

​Mr Shamin started his career at Atradius Credit Insurance & Risk Management in Sydney, Australia. He has extensive experience in the Malaysian finance and investment industry. He brings more than 15 years of banking and finance knowledge with public and privately held companies to this position.

Mr Shamin has built an impressive career which provides him an invaluable understanding in local mutual funds, equity investments, private placements, real estate investment trust services and complex hedge funds. Mr Shamin’s​ current experience includes roles like Head of Corporate, Vice President​ and Senior Vice President​ at Infinity Trustee Berhad & Group of Companies from 2014 to present. Past experience at Jardin Smith International Berhad, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad, Business Banking Division, Head Office, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) and Atradius Credit Insurance & Risk Management, Sydney (CBD) Australia. Prior to joining the Board of Directors of the Company, Mr Shamin developed a portfolio management business for high net worth clients where he also had business development responsibilities to turn around and grow the business. ​

In this role, Mr Shamin successfully built a profitable business and significantly grew the assets under the managements.

Paul (Paolino) Catalano

Business Development Manager 

Paul has evolved with the company over 50 years and has a wealth of experience within all facets of the seafood industry. He has practical expertise in post-harvest processing, quality assurance, international markets, supermarket drivers and direct retail. ​

Paul is an Executive Director of the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council with insights into the challenges, opportunities and has confidence in the positive sustainability practices of the Australian fishing industry.