Lemon Sole on Polenta with a Warm Sweetcorn Salsa

It’s corn as the song goes. I totally agree it’s juicy and sweet. I had a love hate relationship with polenta and stayed away from it for awhile but decided to try it again thanks to A well known yellow and blue supermarket that has themed country weeks. Yes I like it again and realise…

Crispy Calamari with A Salt and Pepper Polenta Batter

I always order calamari when I’m out as long as it’s fresh. My favourite bits are the tentacles. It has to be a really crispy batter and have a good amount of seasoning. They key is for the oil to be smoking and to literally cook it for a max of 2 minutes. These were…

Pan Fried Hake on a Tomato and Chive Beurre Blanc Sauce

Amazing I can’t wait to have this again with different types of white fish. I saw this idea on Saturday kitchen. It looked so amazing I just had to try it. I tweaked it a little bit by adding fish stock instead of wine as I thought it would too be acidic, it worked perfectly….

Hot Smoked Salmon on Wild Rice and Peas

This is such a simple salad but delicious I cooked the rice in stock so it didn’t need a dressing I have found such a good technique which is foolproof for cooking the rice which stops it sticking together. Ingredients 1 fillet hot smoked salmon, skin removed 1 cup wild rice 1 1/2 cup chicken…

Florentine Style Baked Cod

This is quite an old school recipe but I had it in Egypt of all places and I forgot how nice it was. I used cod in my recipe but any meaty fish will be fine. I put a spin on it by using parsley sauce, I made a batch as I had a bag…

Cod and Lentils with a Red Wine Sauce

P and I had a long weekend in Winchester, it was a foodie weekend due to the restaurants we visited. Our first stop was hugh’s river cottage restaurant which served lovely food and the decor was beautiful. The next night we went to rick steins restaurant I had a shellfish platter and P had monkfish…

Fresh Crab and Asparagus Risotto

As I originally come from Torquay I have always liked crab as we had the famous brixham crab. Luckily up here in the southeast they have really good fish and shellfish so I’m still enjoying it. I’m funny with food as I go off an ingredient have a break and then like it again, asparagus…

Pan Fried Gurnard on a Fennel and Parmesan Gratin

Keeping the healthy new year kick going I’m trying to cut out some of my carb intake. If you like liquorice or better still a shot of Pernod then you’ll love fennel as it have a lovely aniseed flavour. I always think Gurnard are such a pretty fish as they are red with yellow and…

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Cherry Tomato, Wine and Thyme Sauce

Tomatoes are so amazing this time of year we are having them in salads, oven bakes and in sauces. Sea bass is another great summer ingredient so I combined the two together. This is a fresh tasty summery dinner. The fish, tomatoes and thyme really compliment each other. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 sea bass fillets,…