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Fish pie

Fish pie

Few weeks ago I published photographs my wife’s fish pie on my instagram and facebook pages. It intrigues several of my followers and I promised to prepare a recipe for this dish. Apologies for the wait but your patience is now being rewarded. Last weekend I cooked fish pie for dinner according to my wife’s strict instructions and I am now ready to share her secret. This is a great dish for using spare bits of fish after filleting. Filling…

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Sourdough ciabatta

Sourdough ciabatta

Ciabatta, the famous Italian slipper. You can mass produced variation of this bread almost everywhere so it feels like it has been with us forever. But do you know that ciabatta is only 36 years old? In terms of bread history it is infancy! For me it doesn’t matter, I love this bread. It’s soft oily crumb, open texture. It is absolutely amazing when sliced, drizzled with olive oil and lightly grilled. It makes ideal base for bruschetta as well….

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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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