Smoked Salmon Rilletes

Don’t let the french name scare you – I promise, it’s simple as anything.  I first stumbled upon Salmon Rilletes around 4 years ago, when I first took over my family Christmas dinner from my mum.  Salmon always seems to be a popular choice this time of year, and I wanted a way to prep…

Miso Glazed Salmon Fillet with Lentils

Salmon is one of those ubiquitous fishes that seems to pervade our lives along with cod and tuna, and I would argue it’s the most versatile.  Put it in a burger?  Check.  A steak?  Check.  Risotto?  Check.  Bagel with Cream Cheese?  Ohhh, you betcha!  As much as these uses are fabulous, simply grilling a fillet…

Fish Tacos

  Summer is here and it’s a time for bright, fresh flavours eaten out on the patio, handheld food good for socialising with a beer in the other hand.  These fish tacos have a gorgeous shine to them that could only be more summery if they were served by a dolphin wearing a floral garland. …

Lime and Ginger Mackerel with Edamame and Baby Cucumber Salad

Fish is one of those things I don’t include in my diet nearly enough.  If you didn’t grow up eating fish regularly, it can seem a little daunting.  There’s a sense that it doesn’t work the same way as other meats – it seems somehow easier to mess up and make somebody ill.  And yet,…

Seared Jerk Salmon with Mango-Lime Sauce

  It felt like a while since I’d pushed my food tastes outside my usual comfort zone, and I needed to mix it up.  I don’t often have a lot of fish in my diet, and when I do I typically pair it with something creamy.  I settled upon salmon, but wanted to do something that wasn’t…

Prawn and Avocado Salad

I ummed and ahhed about whether to call this a salad or a cocktail, and I’m still not convinced I went with the right choice.  I think the fact that it’s about 60% greens (despite appearances) settled it.  That, and a rare decision to distance myself from 70s dinner parties. Whatever you call it, it…

Crispy Potatoes with Dill (perfect side dish for fish)

While skiing in Bulgaria this year I was fortunate enough to sample some of the local food up the mountain.  I ordered the “dill potatoes” from the menu to accompany my fish burger, but was met with mere chips.  Well, after much confusion and a very irritated waiter, I finally got the food I asked…

Garlic Shrimp and Shredded Rainbow Salad

This was a quick dinner I made myself last week and I could not have been more thrilled with it.  The textural intrigue provided by the shredded salad, combined with the peppery dressing is a fabulous accompaniment for the classic garlic-butter prawn combo. Ingredients Prawns Butter Dill Garlic Cloves Red Cabbage Carrots Yellow Pepper Apple…

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…

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…