Lemon And Caraway Farles

Lemon and caraway farles – A version of the classic brown Irish soda bread. Perfumed with roasted aromatic caraway seeds and citrus lemon then cooked in a skillet. My mother never made bread like this and if I’m honest I’d never even tasted let alone made a farle until I tried the commercial mass-produced version that you can buy down …

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monkfish salsa verde

Monkfish Salsa Verde

Monkfish salsa verde – Pan-roasted chunks of monkfish served with the classic, herb-infused, Italian green sauce. It tastes fantastic and you can whirl it together in about 30 seconds. I like to dip big hunks of crusty fresh bread in it. I put it on pasta and burgers. I like to make a mint-infused version and spoon it over some …

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omelette arnold bennett

Omelette Arnold Bennett

My version of the classic fish omelette Arnold Bennett. Made with flakes of smoky haddock, lightly cooked eggs, and a bechamel flavoured with mustard and Worcestershire. You might be wondering who Arnold Bennett is and why the hell an omelette is named after him. Spare a thought though for the waiters at London’s Savoy hotel who must get tired of …

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warm mackerel salad

Warm Mackerel salad with cucumber and hoisin

Grilled marinated mackerel with crunchy cucumbers, spring onions, and water chestnuts served with a spicy hoisin dressing. I gave up ordering food from Chinese takeaways a good few years back. Their use of msg as a flavour enhancer eventually turned me off them, it just makes everything taste the same. I reckon that if you did a blind taste test, …

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dublin bay prawns with garlic and white wine-3

Dublin Bay Prawns In Garlic And White Wine

The aroma that wafts through the kitchen as you cook this is gonna make your mouth water. Roasted shellfish and garlic, deglazed with a glass of your favourite white wine. A dead-simple recipe, cooked in minutes. The French call them langoustines. In Norway there known as Norwegian lobster. Here and in Britain there called Dublin Bay prawns and I’ve often …

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ingredients for fish stock

How To Make Fish Stock

Every cook should know how to make a good fish stock, it’s quick, easy and free. Well almost…… The only cost is the price of a few vegetables, a glass of white wine, and a half-hour of your time. If you’ve ever wondered why the sauces in top restaurants always taste just a little better than what you cook at …

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