With Pastis

Baked Monkfish with Saffron Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

We’ve always enjoyed eating monkfish. Until the last few years it wasn’t widely known in NZ. We’ve probably had it more in France where it’s called ‘lotte’. The fish is quite ugly – if you’re looking for the whole fish is most likely to be sold without it’s head. Monkfish flesh is white and dense […]


Mussels in pastis and garlic

Mussels in Pastis and Garlic Butter

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

We love eating fresh mussels. They can be cooked a variety of ways whether as part of another dish or a meal by themselves and, on top of the fact that they taste good, they’re extremely good value. This recipe is great as a starter or excellent as a main meal. It’s one of those […]


BBQ Chicken with Pastis, Fennel & Oranges

Posted on: 4th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Since the beginning of the year we’ve barbecued nearly every day.  We’ve had lots of fun trying different things for breakfast, lunch or dinner sometimes using both a gas BBQ and a charcoal one depending on what we were cooking. Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s cook book ‘Jerusalem’ is a current favourite. I took inspiration from that […]