Ingredient Archives: Potatoes

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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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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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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pan roast fish, gremolata mash, green beans with tomatoes

Dad’s Pan Roast Fish, Gremolata Mash and Green Beans with Tomatoes

I mentioned yesterday that I was hosting visitors this week. I didn’t mention that these visitors are my illustrious parents and I’m putting them to work while they are here. I’m lucky that both my mother and father are great cooks, and so they are going to treat us to meals from their repertoire. Today […]

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Baked Fish

Baked Fish, Balearic style; Spanish Rice

  There are some meals that rely on exquisite and complex preparations. Others use long and slow cooking to develop intense and unctuous flavours, and still others work on the basis of blisteringly fresh ingredients barely touched by heat. This baked fish dish sits happily in a midway spot: it’s very easy to prepare, can […]

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Grilled Tuna Steak

Grilled Tuna Steak with Rosemary Roast Potatoes

A grilled tuna steak is one of life’s great pleasures. There are some foods—steak, heirloom tomatoes, roast chicken—that respond really well to very simple preparations and tuna certainly belongs in that canon. For this wonderful piece of grilled tuna we’re going to just give it a simple vinaigrette of oregano and lemon for a very […]

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Fishcakes with Jalapeño and Lime

Fish cakes with Jalapeño and Cilantro; Apple Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Fish cakes are an undervalued part of a good home cook’s repertoire. They fit into that world of second-string meals; generally used as a means for consuming leftover potatoes and fish. But I think this is unfair. Done well, fish cakes are a glorious thing – homely, economical, and more than anything, rather tasty. The […]

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Green Sauce, Grilled Fish, Potato Salad

Green Sauce, Grilled Fish, Potato Salad

I will admit that I started off describing this dish as grilled fish with salsa verde but that is, I think, doing my home country a disservice. For Green Sauce —a rough chopping of herbs along with other bits and pieces to bring a little piquancy and kick— has been used in British cooking in […]

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Cambodian Ratatouille

Cambodian Ratatouille — A rich dish of Eggplant, Squash and Chicken

This dish, a Cambodian Ratatouille, is great for hot weather. It has the strength and depth of flavour that a curry might have, but is cooked in just twenty or thirty minutes. Paired with some jasmine rice and fiery hot birdseye chillies, you could do a lot worse on a hot day than this meal.

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