Without doubt the mighty mussel is the best thing, in my opinion to come out of the ocean…along with crab, lobster, clams and sea bass 🙂 I normally try not to faff about too much with food that can stand on its own two feet but on occasion I do dig going a bit ‘Christmas… Read More Stuffed Mussels with skinny fries
“Good looking Monk Tom , where’s it from” “The sea Rory, you hung over again”? “Smart arse” “It might very well have been Rory – but without its academic history I’ll never know” Tom’s left hook landed square on my jaw preceded by his deft feint – I hit the canvas…..then reached for my wallet… Read More Smart-Arse Monkfish, Artichoke hearts, sun-blushed tomatoes and Couscous
Salmon are big fish, they are Regal. There’s a majesty about them and they have and always will always command my reverence. The Kitchen on a Friday AM…(5.00AM) was always electric with anticipation, this was our fish guy’s main drop off time and what he had in his van would steer our menu and… Read More Lemon Pepper Salmon & Bean Ratatouile
It’s Friday night and I had planned a big mad take-away blow out..I have 3-4 amazing joints within a 3 minute radius of my front door – Chinese, Thai, Chipper, Indian but I landed home opened the fridge looking for a beer and thought “bugger it…I have some seriously good stuff right here staring… Read More Smoked Sea Trout…and the end of summer..or is it!?
I’m not the biggest fan of Cod, simply because it can be as bland as (insert plaintive expletive here) but if you can get the good stuff from a really good Fish-monger and you know what to do with it well, it can be absolutely (expletive again)-ing incredible. I’m blessed with a Butcher and Fishmonger… Read More Baked Cod fish with Capers and Peppers