Caldeirada

A beautiful Portuguese fish stew, Caldeirada is made using whatever fish you have to hand. Some recipes call for a 50/50 mix of oily and white fish but I think the beauty of this dish is that it allows you to use whatever fish you have available. In this recipe I use monkfish and prawns but you […]

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Bourride

Bourride is simple enough to put together but the finished dish oozes with flavour. The fennel & fish combination is always going to work but I think it’s the hit of orange that really finishes it off and complements this rich, garlic-infused fish stew. Make the aïoli by hand – there’s really no excuse not to […]

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Baked Fish

Baked fish – This is certainly one of the easiest ways to cook fish but still, I think, the method that yields the best results. Cooked on the bone with skin on, the fish will be moist,  full of flavour and still in one piece. I cooked this on a recent trip to France where […]

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Gurnard

Ugly? I don’t think so. Sure they look a little different but I think they look kind of cute – they look a bit like puppies. Not that I’d suggest eating puppies.. well, we’ll see. Put it this way – I’d rather take one home to meet my mother than a monkfish. Whatever you think […]

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A Quick & Simple Fish Stew

I used coley in this dish – it’s cheap, sustainable and the texture works well provided you don’t over-cook it. You could use cod or haddock but it’s nice to know you’re doing your bit for sustaining fish levels. There’s a reason cod is more popular than coley – cod has a firmer texture and, […]

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Eggs Benedict With Smoked Salmon

This isn’t something you’re going to throw together on a week-day morning but is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast when you have a bit more time. For the Hollandaise you’ll need the following: 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 lemon Cayenne pepper Salt & pepper 125g butter. Add the vinegar […]

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Devilled Mackerel

Every time I cook mackerel I wonder why I don’t cook it more often. I love the deep oiliness of this fish and the way you can throw a decent amount of flavour at it and it takes it. In season right now I intend to eat plenty more of it. I also love how […]

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