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September 26th, 2010

Garlic prawns with coriander

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Prawns from the market, fried up with butter, lots of crushed garlic, salt, pepper and coriander. We had them with a very simple salad of thinly sliced fennel and some bread. Even though I used to live in Japan, I can’t bring myself to eat the tails.

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September 11th, 2010

Fish and chips with dill aioli

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Another experiment – home made fish and chips. I used Kenji Lopez’s french-fries recipe for the chips, which works extremely well. The chips are blanched first in a light brine (the vinegar stops the pectin from breaking down so they don’t fall apart), then fried twice, cooling (or better yet, freezing) in between. For the […]

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August 28th, 2010

Whole baked fish with kaffir lime and dill

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We bought tailor at the market (which was also labeled “skip jack”, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t). I stuffed it full of lemon and dill and lay kaffir lime leaves and chilli across the skin, and baked it wrapped in baking paper and foil. When we bought the fish I didn’t realise that it […]

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August 22nd, 2010

Pan-fried lemon sole with mashed potato

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I was bit disappointed in this one actually – the fish stuck to the pan and ended up a bit rubbery and tasteless – I’ll remember to flour the fillets first next time.

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August 15th, 2010

Fish tacos

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Made with my tortillas and spicy red sauce. I cooked the fish (rockling) using a┬ádry rub recipe found here (which, incidentally, was my inspiration for starting this blog). I’ve never cooked rockling before – it had a surprisingly meaty texture for a white fish. And Kate made a delicious guacamole:

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August 14th, 2010

Fried eggs with mayonnaise, preserved lemon, anchovy & watercress

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A quick lunch for a light hangover. We picked up the preserved lemons a few months ago from Diggers Club in Herronswood and they have a lovely soft spicyness to them.

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