There is a fat, lazy pigeon on the roof-top 20 feet away… he’s eyeballing me…tucked in between a faded green bucket and some forgotten terracotta roof tiles. He looks comfortable and at home in the heat of this Catalan dusk, I’m not….. I rest my chin on my arms leaning on the wall of… Read More Ceviche and getting ‘lost’ in Barcelona
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 think I prefer fish cold…I was called a ‘pervert’ once for admitting to that. But there is a caveat, it has to be oily fish like Mackerel, Tuna or in this case the very mighty Salmon…eating cold white fish (unless in a ceviche) is perverted…. I got into cold salmon working in the restaurant, I’d… Read More Bruiser’s Salmon
My first introduction to shallow fried sea food hit me like a brick to the head. In a good way. And that life altering experience has stuck with me ever since. I was 8 maybe 9, scrawny and spending 2 weeks with my parents in the Adriatic coastal town of Pesaro, North East Italy. On… Read More Frito Misto