Sweet Chili Crab Risotto

Risottos seem to have a strange reputation as a phenomenally difficult dish to cook and I’m not really sure why.  Granted, a restaurant critic might be a stickler about the precise consistency but quite frankly – besides the somewhat attentive stirring needed – risottos are wonderfully easy and versatile dishes that are particularly good for…

Spicy Salmon Scotch Eggs

The Scotch Egg has been a classic aspect of any decent picnic or beige party spread for generations.  The combination of egg, sausage and breadcrumbs wrapped as it is in that convenient form make them pretty irresistible.  But why not mix things up a bit?  In the past I’ve made Black Pudding Scotch eggs, but…

Squash Spaghetti with Prawn and Spinach

First thing’s first – you can just use regular pasta.  Now that that’s out of the way… Christmas has passed and I have a kitchen full of new gadgets to test out – first on the list is a spiralizer, courtesy of my big sister.  For those who haven’t heard of these relatively new but massively popular…

Sweet Crab Rice Cakes

Crab meat, that elusive beast.  So many claim to be you, so few are!  Still, we know better, do we not?  That unmistakable, sweet delicate flavour delivered in an oh, so fragile flaky form.  Finding the freshest of crab meats is rather tough on the average shop, so for this I simply used tinned and…

Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Feta and Parsley Topping

I’ve never had a huge amount of seafood in my diet – the occasional prawn, a drunken filet-of-fish from time to time, but these are few and far between.  Feeling like it’s about time I shake things up I decided to give this a go.  I’ve seen a few recipes out there in which the…

Smoked Salmon and Dill Risotto

Smoked salmon is such a wonderful bold flavour, and it seems to be one of those fish that most fish-haters make an exception for.  However, the power of its flavour can almost be its weakness – without some creaminess or acidity to balance the rich saltiness of the fish it can put a real strain…

Coconut & Lime Seafood Noodles

Introduction This recipe is certainly very cool – the refreshingly chill tastes of Coconut and lime coming together, balancing creaminess and acidity with that beautiful seafood kick.  What could be better? I like to use a fair bit of chilli in this recipe to kick it up a notch, but that is of course entirely…