Leiths Cookery Week – day four

This is a round up of Thursday 11th July on the white intermediate course at Leiths School of Food and Wine. Thursday was focused on fish preparation and cooking, which is something I didn’t know a huge amount. We also made a meringue cake – the only non fish themed thing of the day! We kicked off in the demo kitchen, starting with learning how … Continue reading Leiths Cookery Week – day four

Gordon Ramsay’s Cod and Tomato Chowder

To help Stoptober participants celebrate 12 days of being smokefree, Gordon Ramsay has created a new recipe packed full of flavour. Gordon Ramsay, said: “Best of luck to everyone taking part in Stoptober this month and congratulations on quitting smoking for good. The good news is that as soon as you give up, your taste buds will come back to life and you willnotice that … Continue reading Gordon Ramsay’s Cod and Tomato Chowder

Baked Bacon and Rosemary Seabass with Sweet Potato Mash

You know what I love? Those recipes that look like they’re really difficult and you have the cooking skills of Michel Roux Jr, when actually they’re incredibly simple and take almost no time at all. This is one of those recipes. It looks mighty fancy, but even someone with the cooking skills of a trained monkey (like me) can make it. Ingredients (to serve four) … Continue reading Baked Bacon and Rosemary Seabass with Sweet Potato Mash

Interview: Karen Galloway, Fish is the Dish

Karen Galloway one of the ladies behind Fish is the Dish, a government run scheme to get us eating more fish! Fish has a huge range of healthy benefits, with its natural protein, to its extensive range of vitamins and minerals. We caught up with Karen to learn a little bit more… What is Fish is the Dish? Launched in October 2011 by Seafish, Fish is … Continue reading Interview: Karen Galloway, Fish is the Dish

Guest-ipe: White Fish on Iceberg Potato Purée

4 white fish fillets, approx 200 g each 1 kg potatoes, peeled 1/3 iceberg lettuce 50 ml olive oil 50 g butter Salt Pepper Pinch of Nutmeg Pinch of Curry powder ½ onion 280 ml cream A little flour Lemon juice A dash of white wine if liked Preheat oven to 120° C. Salt the fish, sprinkle with some lemon juice and flour slightly. Mix … Continue reading Guest-ipe: White Fish on Iceberg Potato Purée

Smoked Mackerel Pâté

This is a seriously tasty but incredibly easy recipe and therefore it’s one of my favourites! Because mackerel tastes so good on its own, it only needs a little sprucing up to turn it into this delicious pâté, perfect as a starter or a light lunch. Serves 4 Around 200g responsibly sourced smoked mackerel fillets 1 tbsp half fat creme fraiche 1 tbsp creamed horseradish … Continue reading Smoked Mackerel Pâté

Pan-fried Sea Bass with Spanish Olives, Piquillo Peppers & Dry Sherry Wine

Lubina a la sarten con aceitunas, piquillos y fino Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes What you need: 4 150g pieces of sea bass 1 tin of piquillo peppers 1 handful of Spanish Caperberries 4 garlic cloves 100ml of Spanish olive oil A pinch of salt A generous pinch of cracked black pepper 1 small glass of dry Fino wine 1 tin of … Continue reading Pan-fried Sea Bass with Spanish Olives, Piquillo Peppers & Dry Sherry Wine

Fishfinger Pie

With this glorious summer weather – by which I mean gales, thunderstorms and buckets of rain – in full-swing, this dish is perfect for keeping the hunger pangs at bay, and in my house this is our traditional Christmas Eve feast. The ultimate comfort food, fishfinger pie truly is delicious: enjoy with a chilled glass of white wine, for a dash of sophistication… Serves 3 … Continue reading Fishfinger Pie