ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion 30g sliced ginger, skin on 3 garlic cloves left whole and peeled 10 cloves 10 curry leaves 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1 red birds eye chilli ½ tsp tamarind paste 1 tbsp curry powder sea salt 2 tomatoes, diced 1 tin coconut milk 400ml … Continue reading Coconut & Mango Curry with King Prawns
Thai fish cakes have a complete different texture to English fish cakes, no potatoes are used, you blend the raw fish into a paste, I added rice flour to bind mine but some recipes do not use flour at all. It kind of has a meaty texture to it. These fish cakes are very tasty, … Continue reading Thai Fish Cakes with noodles
Beetroot works really well in this summer risotto; not only does it give an earthy flavour but also a beautiful red colour. I decided to use a rose wine with this rather than my usual white in risotto, just for added sweetness and colour. Risotto is such a simple dish to make but very tasty … Continue reading Beetroot Risotto with Pan Seared Scallops
simple healthy curry recipe
This is a very flavoursome curry, the pistachios really make this dish and the taste is quite different to your normal creamy base. It features in ‘Curry Up’ but this is a slight variation from the cookbook and uses powders not the seeds. You can use chicken, veggies, tofu or whatever you fancy in the … Continue reading Prawn Pistachio Pasanda
This is a basic recipe in the style of how my Mum used to cook curries. The heads and shells are left on, coming from an Indian background we always love to suck the prawn shells and juices before peeling and eating, we also like to eat with our hands even though it is really … Continue reading Easy Prawn Curry
Kedgeree was always a favourite in my house when growing up, was the perfect brunch recipe and always a favourite of my friends too. Traditionally this is made with smoked haddock, however my Mum (who was born in India) always cooked this with smoked mackerel, I believe purely because it is less faff to cook. … Continue reading Smoked Mackerel Kedgeree
This is a simple but tasty recipe which I have been cooking for years, again another favourite of my old work colleagues. Adjust the chilli to taste, but this is simple and flavoursome. Serves 2 Ingredients: 250g Linguine 1 tbsp. olive oil 12 large raw king prawns, butterflied with tail left in place 4 spring … Continue reading Spicy Prawn Linguine
This is a tasty and healthy bake, with the flavours of the med. Simple to put together and delicious. Serves 4 500g white fish (I used a mix of Cod and Haddock), chopped into chunks 1 red onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp chilli powder/cayenne … Continue reading Mediterranean Fish Bake
These are not meatballs they are Tuna balls…something a little different. A simple zingy tomato sauce, with tuna style ‘fish’ balls!! Ingredients: Serves 2 Balls 200g tuna in oil (reserve the oil) 1/2 lemon zest 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup breadcrumbs (homemade) 2 tsp red pesto 1/2 tsp chilli powder Salt and pepper 1 … Continue reading Tuna balls in a zingy tomato sauce
‘Puttana’ literally translates to ‘whore’ so I guess this is why this dish is known as tarts spaghetti. When you research online there are so many variations to the history of this, but most say it is because courtesans would make this as it was quick and simple, and the smell would lure customers in from … Continue reading Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Carbonara with a twist, using Salmon and adding lemon really creates a beautiful pasta dish.
This recipe is quick and easy and will impress your friends, it is super tasty and flavoursome. I often cook this when I have a group of people over for dinner as it looks and tastes great, takes no time to cook and always pleases the crowd. You can use which ever fish you like, … Continue reading Fish Stew
Creamy fish pie with aromatic Indian spices, topped with a thick layer of spiced buttery masala mash. This is a game changer on the fish pie front.
This recipe was influenced by my Chinese beef Curry (Click here) which is a curry inspired by one of my oldest friend’s Chinese mother. I also took a little inspiration from Ching’s Cod & Aubergine Stew, which I saw on Lorraine. The curry base is as my recipe, but I seasoned the cod in cornflour … Continue reading Chinese Curry with Cod
This is a mix of Goan and Keralan flavours with a hint of citrus from the lime, sweetness from the tomatoes and creamy coconut milk. This dish always goes down well with friends, a scrumptious curry. Ingredients: 500g Fish, can be a mix of salmon and white fish, diced and skin on Large raw king … Continue reading South Indian Fish Curry with Tamarind rice
Another good recipe for lockdown, this is a Mac ‘n’ cheese meets tuna bake, spicy tomato tuna with veggies with a cheesy topping. If making for kids this is still great without the chilli. Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 carrots, grated 2 celery sticks, finely diced 2 leeks, halved lengthways, then finely … Continue reading Spicy Tuna Bake
Mussels in a tomato and chilli sauce with spaghetti.
Fragrant cod and prawn paella with saffron
These crab cakes are very tasty and full of fragrant spices. Coated in breadcrumbs makes them extra special. Ingredients: Crab meat; I had one full prepared crab and 6 crab claws 600g sweet potato, diced 2” chunk of fresh ginger 1” chunk of fresh turmeric, or a tsp. of ground 2 garlic cloves 1 tsp … Continue reading Fragrant Crab Cakes
After spending over 3 weeks in England for Christmas and New Year now I am back I really fancied something Spanish. I bought these HUGE prawns and decided to make this stew. It has chorizo in for a little smokiness, cannellini beans to fill out the dish, also I added chilli and a sprinkling of coriander … Continue reading Prawn and Chorizo Spanish Stew with Cannellini Beans
I have named this Tikka Masala as the spices with the yoghurt is similar to that dish. However, usually you would marinade the meat in the spiced yoghurt first, but I skipped that part and believe me it did not matter, for a quick curry it was tasty. I also added some spinach to this … Continue reading King Prawn Tikka Masala
This recipe is a family favourite, after researching online I couldn’t find a recipe similar but the word ‘Foogath’ is a term used for any vegetable dish made with coconut and curry leaves. It is an Indian side dish, as a kid I loved it and my Nana would make it along with her curries. It is … Continue reading Foogath