Category Archives: Seafood

Smoked mackerel pâté

I love smoked mackerel pâté and I do buy the ready-made variety from Waitrose or Sainsbury’s if I only need a small amount for my own lunch or a snack. For a party starter or Xmas cold table, however, I … Continue reading

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Baked cod with spicy tomato sauce

This is a really tasty, quick and easy to make white fish dish based on a vintage Madhur Jaffrey recipe. I make it with cod but any white fish will be perfect; we like it served with fluffy basmati rice … Continue reading

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Moules marinière à la crème

This is a ‘Stickman Special’, my partner’s signature dish and one of the very first things he ever cooked for me when we met, many years ago. I have actually never made this myself because it’s nice to keep some … Continue reading

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Moorish fish stew

This is quite possibly my favourite fish stew at any time of the year. It’s light yet filling, attractive and colourful with the red of the peppers and the rosy pink flesh of the prawns;  the cumin, paprika, coriander and … Continue reading

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Lobster salad with chive dressing

Although I don’t live on the coast, I’m lucky enough to be able to buy top quality fresh seafood from the market in Bury St Edmunds from the excellent Mummery Brothers. This lovely Rick Stein lobster salad makes an indulgent … Continue reading

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