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Skate Wings

Skate Wings

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is currently one our favourite fish meals – the skate wings are quick and easy to cook and have a delicate flavour. On top of that they’re very good value. Jimmy usually has skate every Saturday and Sunday at the Market.  It’s becoming more and more popular as customers realise how lovely it is. […]

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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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Barbequed Salmon

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While we’re still having beautiful weather with warm evenings, barbecueing is a must in our household. I’m always looking for easy and different thing  to cook on the BBQ other than the usual sausages etc. One of our old favourites comes from Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian cooking book – I’ve had the book since the late […]

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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 […]

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Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goats Cheese Salad with Artichoke, Asparagus, Broad bean & Peas

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it so good at this time of year when we finally get to pick or buy lots of spring vegetables? This week’s recipe brings several of Mike and my favourites together – artichokes from Terry, asparagus from Jillian, fresh peas from Market Fresh and broad beans from our own garden. As usual with this […]

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