THE Holy Week may be over but it is no reason why you cannot enjoy rich sea food dishes perfect for a weekend gathering of family and friends.

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Instead of the usual meat fillings, Pastel del Mar is made with fresh shrimp, squid and fish fillet topped with a golden brown crust. Black Paella is a sure conversation piece, while Bacalao ala Maya is an easy to prepare recipe for this worldwide delicacy.

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