Posts in the Category: Seafood

Scallops wrapped in bacon with spring onions, roasted red pepper, and smoked garlic

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner & Seafood on November 3rd 2016 1 Comments img_20161102_1906291

In Dumfriesshire during half term, we walked 3 miles from our hotel on the coast to a little fishing village called Port Patrick where we had lunch in a pub called The Crown excelling in seafood.  This recipe was inspired by that.  The pub was as traditional as they all used to be, but with …

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Supersonically healthy Mackerel, Herbed Feta Quinoa and Creamed spinach

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner & Seafood on July 24th 2016 0 Comments IMG_1249[1]

Last night my husband and children went fishing on Chessil Beach with friends.  In a huge break from the norm, each family came back with 28 mackerel, or thereabouts!!!  Our veg garden is slightly over-run by spinach so this and its herbs added to the satisfyingly homegrown/self caught lunch.

Ingredients
Quinoa salad
120g quinoa
340ml water
glug of virgin olive …

Flambéed Vermouth Prawns

Posted in - Seafood on August 11th 2015 0 Comments IMG_0333

To enjoy this fully, you need to get stuck in with your hands, eat them with close friends or family (i.e. eating corn on the cob on a first date – unlikely!).

Ingredients
3 tbsp olive oil
25g butter
1 onion finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
salt (about 1 tsp or more depending on taste)
25 shell on King prawns/crevettes
200mls Vermouth
Parsley

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WW1 Baked Salmon Ration Recipe – delicious I promise!

Posted in - Lunch / Dinner & Mrs C.S. Peel's Recipes & Rationing & Seafood on March 23rd 2015 0 Comments 63. tinnedsalmon2

In a local village hall – I write ‘a’ because we live between quite a few villages and their halls in no-man’s land, not belonging to any in particular –  Granny Dot’s recipes were used for their annual fund-raising event, raising a grand sum of £600!  Among the recipes was this which was so popular that I …

Canapes a la Fribourg

Posted in - Canapes & Peacetime & Recipes & Seafood on January 26th 2015 0 Comments 90. Canapes Frilbourg

These are hard to resist. To recreate exactly is a time-consuming process. Alternatively, use whichever whizzing gadget you have and a fine sieve to speed things up a little…

But first, here’s Granny Dot’s version:
Materials and Method.–Steam a haddock, and work the flesh through a sieve, moistening it with a little milk, when necessary. Mix …

Mint Pesto Bulgar Wheat Salad with Plaice

Posted in - Salads & Seafood on July 28th 2014 0 Comments bulgar-wheat

Lucy, who I spent some of the day with on the beach, said that she produces the most delicious dishes when they are unplanned.  For me, this is one of those.  Very fresh and summery.

Serves 8

Ingredients
290 grams bulgar wheat – prepared by just covering in boiling water and leaving for ten minutes.
8 organic tomatoes, …