Category Archives: fish

Goan fish curry

This is adapted from a recipe in Rick Stein’s Fruits of the Sea – only we didn’t have conger eel or tamarind – though if Waitrose do a line of ‘ESSENTIAL conger eel’, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised. This is … Continue reading

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Perfect crab sandwich

I was going to take a photo of this, I swear. Then I ate it. You will need: crusty white bread 1 lime some wasabi paste or powder made up with warm water fresh crab meat mayonnaise Butter the bread … Continue reading

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The way to a man’s heart is through a deep-fat fryer

I’ve wanted to get a deep-fat fryer for ages. Vegetable tempura. Onion rings. PROPER chips. I finally treated myself to one today – for the princely sum of £15 in Tesco. There are about 23,000 different best ways of cooking … Continue reading

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Pot-luck roast dinner

This isn’t really a recipe, just a notion. We do like a roast dinner (though John Pienaar might be putting paid to 50% of my roast dinners… another story…) but everyone likes something different. My wife and daughter like salmon, … Continue reading

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Almost-vegetable paella

This is adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s vegetable paella recipe, using what we had to hand. It was a big hit. Well, I call anything the children eat 4 portions of a hit, especially as William decided picking the vegetables out … Continue reading

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Kedgeree

Great at breakfast – or suppertime! – Smoked haddock (preferably undyed) – milk – Onions – Turmeric – Curry powder (such as Garam Masala) – lemon juice – Basmati rice – eggs Put the basmati rice on to cook, and … Continue reading

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Farfalle with broccoli

I’ll always remember a colleague of mine throwing a colour supplement across the newsroom in disgust. “Anyone can make fine food with expensive ingredients. I want ALCHEMY!” Well, this recipe is alchemy – it tastes better than the sum of … Continue reading

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Tart’s Spaghetti

Simplified from Delia and Jamie – pasta puttanesca – a regular fave. – spaghetti – tin of tomatoes or roast tomato sauce – fresh basil – olive oil – garlic – tinned or jarred anchovies – capers – small tin … Continue reading

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