Fish and Seafood

Cauliflower Purée With Baked Salmon

Cauliflower is the main ingredient for this recipe. If you don’t like salmon, enjoy the purée with whatever else you feel like. As usual sorry, my quantities for the ingredients aren’t precise. Ingredients & Method Cauliflower purée – Break or cut up the cauliflower into pieces and cook them on the stove in a pot with […]

Posted on: 20th Sep, 2019by frenchie Read more

Fennel braised in orange, lemon & lime juices – slow-cooked & simple

As I’ve said a few times both my shopping and cooking have changed since my accident. I’ve decided not to call everything “quick and easy” but to change my terminology a little – “quick and easy” recipes will refer to dishes that need a little preparation (a few minutes only and not difficult) and a short […]

Posted on: 28th Jun, 2019by frenchie Read more

Smoked Salmon Pasta – Quick and Easy

Ingredients Salmon From Billy Salmon pasta from Dario (we’ve also made this with the saffron one) Fresh dill from Arek Ricotta from Massimo Method 1. Cook the pasta. Drain it well and throw it back into the pot to keep warm. 2. While the pasta is cooking (it takes about 8-10 minutes), put a tub of ricotta […]

Posted on: 31st May, 2019by frenchie Read more

Squid Rissotto

Every weekend I buy a few jars of different Sicilian things from Dario. I’m definitely hooked! All are excellent. Cuttlefish ink sauce was included in his latest shipment from Sicily so I bought some without knowing what I’d do with it. Later, remembering that I had some arborio rice and frozen squid tubes at home, […]

Posted on: 27th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

Smoked Fish with Beetroot Pickle/Relish

With much of my time still spent recovering at home it means that suddenly I’ve been thrown into having to think about my lunch and what to have. I used to just rely on something from our café! Each weekend now I think about my lunches as well as dinners. So following is one of […]

Posted on: 15th Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more

Flaxseed Coating for Fish or Chicken with Kohlrabi & Fennel Salad

Last week on a visit to my doctor he proceeded to tell me in no uncertain terms that we all (including himself) should be eating flaxseeds, also called linseeds, everyday. So we started and made a mixture of small seeds to use as a coating instead of breadcrumbs on chicken schnitzels and fresh fish fillets. […]

Posted on: 24th May, 2018by frenchie Read more

Mussels with Garlic and Almond Picada

We made Rick Stein’s picada dish last week because I was desperate for mussels. The recipe comes from his ‘Spain’ book and refers to clams but I chose mussels instead. Pipis or any other shell fish would work equally as well.   Ingredients 1-2kgs Fresh mussels (enough for 4 people – I usually count on […]

Posted on: 29th Mar, 2018by frenchie Read more

Pan-fried John Dory with Leek Curry Sauce

The other day I was looking for a particular cook book amongst my many books and found ‘Sauces’ by Michel Roux amongst them. It was published about 20 years ago and I used it from time to time over the years particularly for classic sauces.   I got distracted from my original mission of looking […]

Posted on: 24th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

Fish Curry, Spicy Prawns & Thai Salad

Last week I mentioned ‘Sambal of the Gods’ made by our new stallholder Suzie. It’s a spicy sambal made with fresh raw ingredients – coriander, chilli and more. I used it in this week’s recipes – these take no time to make, taste really good and you need very few ingredients thanks to Suzie!! I […]

Posted on: 20th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more

Vodka, Dill and Beetroot Cured Salmon

A side or large piece of cured salmon is a great standby to have in the fridge – simply slice off a few pieces to have on fresh bread, crackers or toast as a snack or use it as part of a light meal. There are lots of versions of cured salmon but I like […]

Posted on: 6th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more