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Breakfast Tart

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Method Line the bottom and sides of a Swiss roll tin (or similar) with a sheet of savoury short pastry. Grease the tin first or line it with baking paper. Prick the pastry with a fork. Bake in a moderate oven till the pastry is golden. Cover with tinned baked beans followed by slices of […]

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Basque style Baked Eggs

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Having bought peppers and tomatoes from Shane last weekend, fresh duck eggs from Jason and chorizo from Salash I decided to make these baked eggs for lunch on Monday (our day off). They’re really delicious with plenty of fresh bread. Once you have the tomato and pepper base you can add other things – this […]

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Oeufs Meurette – eggs in red wine sauce

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Thinking about our Burgundy region dinner next week reminded me of this dish which we first ate in Beaune in Burgundy many years ago – ‘oeufs meurette’ – eggs in red wine sauce. I used to make it regularly but somehow had forgotten about it. The sauce is also a delicious accompaniment to poached prawns. […]

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Whitebait Recipes

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The whitebait season has started! Treat yourself to a few grams and make something delicately delicious.  This week I asked our stallholder Jimmy how he cooks whitebait. He does fritters the same way I do as well as a couple of other ways which he agreed to share with us. Whitebait Fritters Beat an egg […]

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Oven Baked Hapuka

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a really easy meal that can be prepared and cooked very quickly. I use a heavy cast iron frying pan that goes from the stove top into the oven, so everything is done in one pan. The fish sits on a bed of leeks and is topped with a herbed bread crumb crust. I […]

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Moroccan inspired Fish Cakes with carrot salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend our daughter Emma was here from Sydney. As we often do, she and I were talking about meals that we’d recently cooked. We’ve both been doing things with wedges of iceberg lettuce and of course fish. A few nights ago Emma made Thai fish balls which sounded really easy. Instead of a Thai […]

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Tuna, Vegetables & Quinoa Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As you’ve read above we cooked this on the new Emile Henry grill stone on the BBQ. I made the salad and dressing first and while doing that decided to make extra dressing in which I marinated the tuna for about 30 minutes and also used to brush on the vegetables before grilling. Ingredients: 1 […]

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Fish with Sorrel Sauce Recipe

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In the last few months, prompted by the fact that I wanted to try some of the Franchi seeds we sell, I’ve started growing herbs and vegetables. We don’t have much space in our garden so I have a selection of plants in pots. Amongst them are sorrel, chervil and French tarragon in pots. The […]

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Fish Tagine

Fish Tagine

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

An easy tagine where you make the sauce well in advance (even keep some in the deep freezer) and when you’re nearly ready for dinner, simply heat the sauce and cook the fish for a few minutes. It’s done. I was prompted to make this last weekend by the fact that Jimmy had fantastic large […]

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Broad Beans & Peas with Panfried Fish

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As I’ve talked about above, this is my version of the meal I ate at Aux Fins Gourmets last month. I’ve made this twice so far. The first time I served it with poached salmon and last night with brill. It’s easy and delicious. Don’t think you can only serve the broad beans with fish. […]

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