Tuna with fresh tomato salad

Fresh tuna should be cooked more or less in the same way as you cook a steak, I like my steak rare but I do prefer tuna cooked a little longer but it’s up to you.  This is served with a simple tomato salad which makes this delicious and healthy Continue reading “Tuna with fresh tomato salad”

Roast cod wrapped in pancetta

This is a reasonably straightforward recipe for a fish dish; for this version of roast cod loin wrapped in parma ham I added a green pesto minus the pine nuts to give it more flavour. Continue reading “Roast cod wrapped in pancetta”

Prawn and pork gyoza

pork and prawn gyoza

Gyoza are great as a starter or small main, prawn and pork go perfectly together Continue reading “Prawn and pork gyoza”

Salmon fishcakes with salsa verde

salmon and salsa verde fishcakes

This is a bit different  as the salsa verde is mixed into the fishcakes but go with it, they taste amazing. Continue reading “Salmon fishcakes with salsa verde”

Cod curry

fish curry

This is an excellent cod curry using but you could use any white fish such as hake or pollock as it will work as well. Continue reading “Cod curry”

Red Thai curry fishcakes

red thai curry fish cakes

A Thai twist on the classic fishcake, these make an excellent starter or part of a main course with salad Continue reading “Red Thai curry fishcakes”

Madras prawn curry

This is a hot Madras prawn curry recipe, the tamarind gives it a great hot and sour flavour Continue reading “Madras prawn curry”

Smoked mackerel sushi

smoked mackerel sushi

This is a really easy smoked mackerel sushi dish and requires hardly any cooking.  You’ll need a rolling mat which you can buy from a Chinese supermarket or specialist (ahem) tobacconists! Continue reading “Smoked mackerel sushi”

Hake with chorizo and potatoes

Hake is a member of the cod family but has a more subtle flavour and slightly firmer texture than its more well-known fishy relation. It is the perfect foil for strong, punchy flavours such as chorizo here, and indeed it is a popular fish in Spain. Continue reading “Hake with chorizo and potatoes”

Paella

Paella recipe

Paella is a classic Spanish dish, it’s easy to make, unlike risotto it doesn’t need constant attention.  This recipe is very traditional but it’s easy to mix it up using different types of meat and fish Continue reading “Paella”

Pasta with mackerel, Marsala and pine nuts

Pasta and mackerel work well together, try and get very fresh fish.  The Marsala adds a bit of sweetness and the pine nuts add texture. Continue reading “Pasta with mackerel, Marsala and pine nuts”

Curried prawns with cucumber relish

Quick and easy curried prawns make a great starter or can be served with rice as a main.  The cucumber relish adds a cool touch to the spicy flavours Continue reading “Curried prawns with cucumber relish”

Thai chicken & prawn noodle salad

thai chicken and prawn noddle salad

Thai chicken & prawn noodle salad is super healthy and so easy to make. Thai food is about balancing four main flavours, salt, spice, citrus and sweet, it just takes a bit of trial and error Continue reading “Thai chicken & prawn noodle salad”

Sea bass with crushed potato

sea bass with crushed potato

Sea bass is a delicate flavoured fish and needs to be cooked carefully to get the skin crispy, crushed potatoes and salsa verde make a great accompaniment Continue reading “Sea bass with crushed potato”

Tom yum soup

Tom yum soup

Shell the prawns and set the meat aside. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium-high flame, and fry the shells until pink. Add 1 litre of water and bring to a simmer, then strain and discard the shells.

Return the prawn stock to a clean pan, and add the lime leaves, lemongrass and galangal. Bring to a simmer and leave to infuse for 10 minutes, then add the chillies and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Add the prawns and cook through until pink, then take off the heat and stir in the sugar, lime juice and fish sauce. Taste for seasoning, and then pour into bowls. Garnish with coriander or basil and serve immediately