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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.

First make the pesto by adding the basil, parsley, garlic and around 50ml of olive oil to a blender to make the sauce; it needs to be quite thick as it is going under  the ham and you don’t want it to drain out as you cook the cod.  When you have a decent consistency set aside.

Next lay clingfilm on a worktop and lay four ham slices so they just overlap; take half the pesto and spread a thin layer across the ham, roughly where the fish will be then place the cod on top.  Use the clingfilm to wrap the ham around the cod so it is tightly wrapped before putting in the fridge for ten minutes as this will help it hold it’s shape.

Repeat the process for the other cod loin

Next put potatoes on to boil in salted water and make up the stock; this is for cooking the baby leaks.

Put the oven on at 180c and remove the fish from the fridge; add the potatoes and roast the cod for about 15-20 mins on a roasting tray, removing the cling film!

Meanwhile place the baby leaks in the stock and cook for about 5 minutes; serve the cod with potatoes, leeks and peas

Salmon fishcakes with salsa verde

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

To make the Salsa Verde, soak the breadcrumbs in the vinegar briefly, then put into a food processor with the herbs, garlic and seasoning. Process briefly to a coarse paste. Continue reading Salmon fishcakes with salsa verde

Madras prawn curry

Heat a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan and put on a high heat.  Add the mustard seeds and fry until they start popping, then add the onion and fry over a medium heat for around ten minutes until they are soft.  Add the garlic and fry for a couple more minutes before adding the other spices and the chilli.

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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!

First cook the rice, sushi rice is quite short and high in starch so it becomes quite sticky.  This recipe used a rice which had 1 cup of rice to 1.3 cups of water.  basically bring it to the boil then turn down and simmer until cooked, it takes around 20 mins. 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. This is a simple one-pot supper but its simplicity belies its taste reward. If you’ve never tried hake, I urge you to give it a go and this is the ideal recipe to convert you!

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Pasta with mackerel, Marsala and pine nuts

Soak the sultanas in hot water and put a pan of water on to boil for the pasta. Once boiling, add salt and then the linguine.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the shallots over a low heat for a few minutes until soft. Add the Marsala and let it bubble for a minute before adding the mackerel, the sultanas (after squeezing out the water), capers and a few drops of red wine vinegar. Add the dill and pine nuts and stir well to heat through. Continue reading Pasta with mackerel, Marsala and pine nuts