Ingredient Archives: Onions

roast mackerel

Roasted Mackerel with Potatoes and Shallots

Way back in March I made a dish very similar to this, lamenting the fact that I couldn’t get Mackerel and was using Bluefish as a (very fine) substitute. Recently I’ve been seeing more mackerel at market, so I’m very glad to revisit this dish

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Grilled Monkfish and Chard Tagine with a Simple Fennel Salad

Grilled Monkfish and Chard Tagine with a Simple Fennel Salad

After a good thanksgiving week of overindulgence I think we all crave a little bit of clean tasting food. Much as I love turkey with all the trimmings and its resulting tryptophan food coma, I need to have something lighter and sharp soon afterwards. But it’s still cold and wintry here, so hearty food is […]

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Hot Pickled Herring with Stampott

Hot Pickled Herring with Bacon and Endive Stamppot

Today’s weather has been what I imagine it’s always like in the Low Countries in November. Cold, grey and with an all-pervasive wetness that alternates between rain and snow. This is stay inside and warm your soul weather; make simple comfort food weather. A nice oily fish cooked in a sweet-sour liquor and some flavourful simple […]

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tomato soup

Roasted Tomato Soup — A Fitting Farewell

  Dr Johnson said that when one is tired of London, one is tired of life. From a culinary perspective, I think the same can be said of tomatoes.They have such variety, be it in size, shape texture or flavour that there are few meals that wouldn’t welcome tomatoes. Whether in a Greek salad, a […]

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farrotto with squid and ground cherries

Farrotto with Squid and Ground Cherries; Pickled Watermelon Radish

  I would like to claim credit for coming up with this farrotto dish. I’d like to tell you how the idea of slow cooking farro with squid and slightly sweet, slightly sharp ground cherries came to me in a moment of inspiration. It is a genius combination. But it’s not mine. I had this […]

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Mum's Venison Sausages with Spiced Red Cabbage and 'Mashcakes'

Mum’s Venison Sausages with Spiced Red Cabbage and ‘Mashcakes’

Our last meal was a great piece of pan-roast fish cooked by my father. Carrying on with the theme today we have a great supper of venison sausages and red cabbage made by my mum that needs virtually no preparation and doesn’t get in the way of the evening G&T…

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duck soup with barley

Duck Soup with Barley, Sweet Potato and Kale

  As the seasons change and the nights draw in I don’t get sad for the loss of the heat of summer. I will certainly miss the range of fresh ingredients on offer, but that is more than offset by the ability to use heat again in the kitchen without battling with my air conditioning. […]

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Tomato Stew with Cranberry Beans and Chard

Tomato Stew with Cranberry Beans and Chard

This tomato stew cries out for a cool night. It’s a rich, rustic mêlée of beans, tomatoes and chard brought together and given an amazing freshness thanks to its last-moment addition of fresh herbs and vinegar. With a simple toasted rye bread smeared thick with crème frâiche its the sort of thing that will warm […]

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Spicy Okra

Spicy Okra with Paneer

Of all the vegetables and produce available at the market, okra is high on the list of those I find troublesome. I have an aversion to that mucous-like slimy texture that seems synonymous with okra. Mountain Yam is another offender I steer well clear of. Fortunately I found this dish for spicy okra which uses […]

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