Fish stew

I made this towards the end of last week, and although it was a lot of work, it was well worth the effort Continue reading


Halibut steak with prawns

This is a decidedly non-Christmassy plate of food, which is a good thing before the meaty excesses of the next few days. Continue reading

Seafood pasta with pancetta and tomatoes

A nice Summery dish for the warm weather that has finally arrived.

The seafood was king prawns, marinaded in a mixture of olive oil, lime juice, Scotch bonnet chilli, garlic, shallot, chopped coriander, salt and pepper.

I first sautéed some lardons of pancetta in a pan with olive oil until they were beginning to crisp up and then added some chopped fresh tomatoes and carried on cooking until these began to break down

Then I added the king prawns and their marinade and cooked them for a bit, adding a small glass of white wine to help make a sauce.

Finally, just before serving, I added in some ready-coked cockles and warmed them through.

I’d already cooked some fresh egg gemelli and everything was mixed together and served.

Sweet and sour seafood with soba noodles

This was based on the Sweet and Sour Fish Tiles recipe that I blogged recently.

I used small queen scallops and raw king prawns which I marinated in a batter made from cornflour, Shaoxing rice wine, salt, egg and oil.

This was then put to one side while I mixed up the ingredients for the sauce, exactly the same as for the previous sweet and sour recipe – caster sugar, light soy sauce, Chinkiang vinegar, salt,cornflour, and water.

The seafood was fried in hot oil in the wok but instead of setting it aside I added chopped ginger, spring onion greens and garlic before adding the sauce mixture and cooking it until thickened. The sauce was lighter in colour that last time, but i think that this worked OK, and I added the shredded red chilli and white parts of the spring onion to the sauce while it was cooking.

The only accompaniment was some plain soba noodles, dressed with a little sesame oil.