With Mussels

Mussels in a Spicy Sauce with Tomatoes, Chorizo, Cannellini Beans and Cavolo Nero

Posted on: 28th Jul, 2014by frenchie

This is one of our favourite meals using mussels – everything you need is in one dish, it’s full of flavour and you can make it as spicy as you like by using a milder or hotter chorizo. I like cooking it in this deep enamelled dish as you can take straight from the stove […]


Mussels with Jerusalem Artichokes and Chorizo

Posted on: 7th May, 2014by frenchie

This recipe comes from Greg Marchand’s book ‘Frenchie New Bistro Cooking’. Greg opened his bistro Frenchie in Paris in April 2009 and was quickly recognised as one of the new breed of French chefs making fresh market driven food at reasonable prices. I bought his book in Paris last week at his newest venture – […]


Baked Hapuka with Seafood

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Normally for family birthday dinners I’ll serve duck or a slow-cooked meat dish. Last week for my father’s and Mike’s joint birthday dinner I decided to have a change and cook fish and seafood because I found it hard to resist Jimmy’s hapuka and John’s Foveaux Strait scallops and Australian prawns (available frozen on Sundays […]


Mussels in Tomato & White Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week we had an overabundance of tomatoes that I’d picked from our plants. After several days of using tomatoes in all sorts of salads I decided to cook the rest. The result was a delicious sauce that I used as a base for several dinners – with grilled aubergines and courgettes, another with pan […]