Garlic, lemon and cayenne chilli basa fillet.

We recently shared with your the garlic and lemon prawn recipe (link here if you missed it!) and hubby asked if it would work with fillets of fish, instead of just prawns…. Result!  Worthy question and fabulous result!  We added a beautiful golden cayenne sliced to the mix too for a little change.  Wonderful, quick…

Prawn, garlic & lemon pasta, divine!

Such a simple and effective dish with just 8 ingredients… we kid you not! Spaghetti/linguine cooked until aldente, cooked in a separate pan. Spinach leaves left to wilt on the pasta while you finish your prawns off! Butter and oil in a pan – this prevents the prawns or garlic from getting fried. Garlic, the…

Cajun rainbow trout, with Cajun courgettes

We love this rainbow trout recipe and it’s on earlier posts if you’d like to know a little more about it.  Today we boiled some new potatoes and gave them a quick roast by drizzling a little olive oil over (once crushed a little), with cumin, chipotle powder, thyme, oregano and a little salt.  Just…

Turkish dishes! First time makes!

With so many wonderful fresh ingredients available this time of year, I set a challenge in a Facebook group I’m in to cook a Mediterranean meal each week from a list of 3 alternating countries that border the Med’.  It’s been an exciting challenge!  This week with the countries on offer we elected to go…

Pan fried Creole rainbow trout

This was the best way we’ve had rainbow trout so far!  We’ve a lovely recipe for making our own Creole spice mix, which was used for tonight’s dinner.  You can do this with a more basic Cajun spice mix too!  It will still be delicious! You fillet your fish (or ask the fish monger to…

Basa fillet, potato, beetroot tray bake

This is such a simple dish with beautiful flavours, lightened by lemon zest and fresh basil leaves. We found a beetroot hiding on our allotment plot which was a “legacy” from the previous owner.  We had a quick look at the ingredients available at home and this fit the bill.  We used a different fish,…

Gumbo, made with what I had!

Gumbo in the slow cook for us tonight and more than enough leftovers for tomorrow too! This is a lovely stew and you have it poured over rice if you like.   100g smoked pork sausage, thinly sliced 50g butter, melted in a large pan, add the sausage and brown off (5 mins ish)  …

Oily fish, smoked mackerel

Oily fish is so good for you according to NHS choices and it’s super tasty too! The weather here has been pretty poor, lots of rain preventing the much needed digging work in the garden and allotment, but you can still make an amazingly simple and tasty dish that ticks lots of health benefit boxes. Wholegrain…

River Cobbler (Basa) en papillote

This is such a nifty way to cook your fish, gently steamed in paper so it’s retaining all it’s own flavour and it’s a gentle cook to keep your fish soft, flaky and delicious! I fancied something lemony, with lots of pepper and bursts of capery saltiness, luckily hubby was only too happy to oblige! …

Mediterranean fishcakes and Greek salad

This meal was inspired by buying some Mediterranean styled Tuna fishcakes from our local store.  I’ve not had many fishcakes before, I thought they were a little dull, but the idea of these ones interested me.  I took a chance and bought said items (reduced, no less!) and pondered what to do with them. A…