Category: Mains (Fish)

Paella

Serves 4 Before you start, flash fry 200g of prepared medium-sized squid, cut into rings in an extremely hot pan. Also top and tail 300g of prawns, king prawns are best. Check 250g of mussels and discard any dead ones. To cook, add 4 tbsp. olive oil to a pan and…

Curried Fish Pie – Jamie Oliver

This is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe. I have made a couple of minor simplifications which seemed unnecessary but this is an amazing fish pie – just make sure you get great fresh fish – it really makes the difference. Ingredients For the Mash (you can…

Vegetarian Paella (Based on Yotam Ottolenghi)

This is adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe; there are some simplifications but its mostly the same. If you want to make this into a more traditional meat/fish based paella, add some chorizo to the oil before sweating the onions, exchange the veg stock with good fish…

Mae Ploy Curry Paste Recipes

These were originally sent to me by Tephparit who sells the Mae Ploy brand on ebay (where I buy mine). You can view his shop here: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/chiangmai_products. I have made changes after I have cooked them but they remain basically the same. Mae Ploy Panang Curry…

Arroz con langosta from Morito

Originally printed on the FT Web site; http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/135f3e62-f73d-11e3-8ed6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz35S56WBpo Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1-2 small-medium native lobsters 1 celery stick, roughly chopped 1 carrot, roughly chopped 1 white onion, roughly chopped  A few parsley stalks A few black peppercorns A generous splash each of white wine and brandy Pinch saffron (20 strands)…

Pasta Puttanesca

This is adapted from Rick Stein’s Pasta Puttanesca; Feeds 4 adults. Ingredients; 4 tbsp. olive oil 500g cherry tomatoes 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 sprig of rosemary, leaves finely chopped 4 sage leaves, shredded thinly a good pinch of dried chilli flakes 50g salted capers, excess…

Madras Fish Curry Of Snapper, Tomato And Tamarind – Rick Stein

Ingredients 60 ml vegetable oil 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds 1 large onion, finely chopped 15g/3 cloves of garlic, finely crushed 30 fresh curry leaves 2tsp Kashmirir chili powder 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp turmeric 400g can chopped tomato 100ml tamarind liquid 2 green chilies,…

Dad and Donna’s Fish Stew

A good dish to prepare in advance and finish when your guests are ready to eat; Ingredients 1 medium white onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot 1 can chopped tomatoes 500ml fish stock – home made with the fish bones if you can, reduce normal recipe by half…

Thai Green Curry Paste

Adapted from; http://thaifood.about.com/od/thaicurrypasterecipes/r/greencurrypaste.htm but with help from my friend Adam! Paste Ingredients: 3 large stalk lemongrass (or 4 smaller ones) 5+ green chilies 10 shallots A head of Garlic 1 thumb-size piece of galangal  (ginger if no galangal) 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. white peppercorns 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 2 tbsp.…

Salt and Pepper Squid

FOOD SCIENCE : Each food article on this site is coupled with a bit of science,  if you aren’t interested you can skip it and go straight to the recipe below. The information is from various biological sources such as journals and books, but some has…

Nigel Slater’s crabcakes with pea purée

Chosen by Nicola Jeal who serves these with a dollop of fresh pea purée. Serves 2-3 300g crabmeat a large stick of lemon grass or 2 smaller ones a thumb-sized piece of ginger 2 spring onions a small hot chilli zest and juice of a lime a…

Razor Clams with Chorizo and Broad Beans

Scott’s razor clams with chorizo and broad beans Serves 4 1kg live razor clams ½ glass of white wine a few sprigs of thyme 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tsp salt stalks from the parsley 250g broad beans (shelled weight) 60ml olive…

Trout with a Housekeepers Sauce

In a oven dish, season inside gut of the trout, pour some water over top, smear with butter, cover dish with foil, moderate overn 20-25 mins Finely (hand) chop parsley, chives, mint – quantities differ. 4 cloves of garlic A few anchovy fillets – from a…

Herb-crusted loin of tuna with mooli recipe

By Angela Hartnett Your guests will adore this restaurant-quality Asian tuna dish created by top chef Angela Hartnett. Serves 8 Takes 40 minutes to make, plus chilling overnight Ingredients 500g fresh tuna loin 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh…