5-Minute Fisherman’s Stew – Give or Take

Of course this Fisherman’s Stew takes more than five minutes to make, and I’m actually referring to the approximate cooking time once the seafood hits the pan, but as they say, it’s only false advertising if someone else does it. Besides, one taste and I’m sure you’ll forgive any temporal […]

Spaghetti with Mussels, Tomato Sauce & Pesto

Spaghetti with Mussels, Tomato Sauce & Pesto This pasta dish is absolutely delicious, the mussels, tomato sauce and pesto compliment this dish perfectly. Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients For the pesto 60g fresh basil leaves 50g pine nuts, toasted 50g parmesan, grated 1 clove of garlic, […]

Crispy Beer Batter Fish & Chips – Sorry, I Meant Fish & Crisps

Virtually every beer batter fish recipe looks crispy coming out of the fryer, and some even stay crispy for a few minutes, but then the inevitable sogginess sets in, and by the time you take that last bite, you’re wondering why you just didn’t bake it. Well, with this simple […]

Tuscan Fish Stew – Just Like I Barely Remember Having in Italy

I spent a few days in Florence about 30 years ago, and while I don’t remember much, I do recall a few things that surprised me, with this Tuscan Fish Stew being the most delicious. I’d had similar stews before that, but what I found so interesting was how herbs […]

Cabbage Patch Halibut – Come On, Use Your Head

Don’t worry; this cabbage-wrapped fish recipe has nothing to do with those creepy dolls. I just thought “cabbage patch halibut” sounded a little more enticing that the other names I was considering.  Although, anything with the word cabbage in it isn’t going to have people’s mouths watering, which is how […]

Halibut Burgers Recipe

I get a delivery of seafood once per week from Real Good Fish, and for two weeks in a row, it’s been halibut. Rather than just cook the filets, I decided to go in a different direction, burgers. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a burger even if it’s not […]

Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) – Top of the Tapas

If you ever find yourself in a Spanish restaurant, and they don’t have some version of this garlic shrimp recipe on the menu, immediately get up from your table, and leave. This would be the equivalent of a French bistro that doesn’t serve steak frites. What about vegetarian Spanish restaurants […]

Beet-Cured Salmon Gravlax – Easier and Slower Than You Think

Even though I only do it once every few years or so, making salmon gravlax at home is a fun weekend project, and with very little effort, you can produce some very impressive results. I’ve always done this with the traditional fresh dill sprigs, but after enjoying a beet-stained version […]

Miyagi Oyster Mushroom Bisque Recipe

A few weeks ago I received a dozen and a half miyagi oysters from Real Good Fish as part of my my seafood subscription. Because miyagi oysters are delicate and small, I generally just serve them on the half shell, but this time I decided to make bisque. Bisque is […]

Seafood & Chorizo Spaghetti

Seafood & Chorizo Spaghetti A wonderfully delicious pasta dish full of flavour & freshness – my boyfriend’s favourite! Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 250g dried spaghetti  2tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped 2 red chillies, finely chopped 150g chorizo, chopped […]