Pan fried cod fillet with chorizo and prawns

Pan fried cod fillet with chorizo and prawns

Recently I published a recipe for a pan fried mackerel and now I am continuing with a fishy theme. However, if you consider the mackerel as cheap and cheerful this one is completely opposite. Using higher value ingredients I consider this dish as a fish equivalent of beef steak dinner. I created this dish quite a while ago and it features regularly in our menu when we want to treat ourselves to a bit more indulgent fish meal. Like many…

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Pan fried Mackerel (with Red Ratatouille)

Pan fried Mackerel (with Red Ratatouille)

If you were to ask my wife how does she want her fish cooked I can bet the answer would be: pan fried. So naturally I cook fish this method most often. Usually it would be sea bass or cod fillets, sometimes salmon. However, recently I decided to give it a try with mackerel. As you probably already learned I really like fish and I try to have it in my diet around twice a week. Mackerel usually features there…

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Red Ratatouille

Red Ratatouille

It has been a while since I published something but there is a good reason for it. On the 8th April I became a dad for the second time! So as you can imagine recent weeks were rather busy for me. One of the things we are trying to do now is to cook larger batch of something and use it over 2 or more meals. Freezer helps in this case as well. One of my favourites in this department…

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Buchty

Buchty

It is good to have some nice, sweet baked things at Easter and now it is perfect timeto practice. Fortunately my wife’s birthday is mid March and for me it is perfect excuse to practice baking nice things. This year my better half requested Buchty. I used to bake them more often in the past and this time she wanted to have them again. I like to think about Buchty as eastern European answer to brioche. I know, the purists…

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Chicken Thighs Sauté Normande

Chicken Thighs Sauté Normande

Chicken thighs are such an underestimated cut. They live permanently in the shadow of glorified chicken breasts and trendy drumsticks. Don’t get me wrong! I love chicken breasts and drumsticks are great fun on a bbq. But I believe that if an animal gave life for our pleasure we have moral obligation to eat as much of it as we can. So when it comes to poultry my shopping list often includes thighs. Plus they are not only full of…

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