Summer Salmon Timbales

Timbales are a popular French starter so I created these Summer Salmon Timbales. Our French neighbours came for dinner this week and I thought I would ease them in with something familiar before I served the main course. I made a chicken tikka masala, a good old British classic. I have yet to see an Indian restaurant…

Squid with Prawn and Crab

I first posted  a recipe of stuffed squid  just over a year ago when I could normally only buy tiny tubes or huge lumps of giant encornets,  or squid, which would scare most epicureans! So, you wouldn’t be surprised to see me dancing in the aisles when I found frozen squid tubes about 20cm long. I had to revamp…

Seared Tuna Niçoise Platter

Seared Tuna Nicoise Platter.  How can you resist a beautiful piece of tuna cooked simply? This is a lower fat dish for summer which is easy to put together for casual dining. If your experience of tuna is of the canned variety then  you have to try this.

Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites

These Salmon and Asparagus Frittata Bites are perfect for summer entertaining such as a buffet or picnic as they taste great hot or cold. This recipe is easy and you could substitute spring onions, prawns or peas for a change along with some dill.  Dare I say it but these are low-carb too for anyone…

Thai Fish Burgers

Fish burgers? We’ve all done beef burgers and fish cakes so why not try a Thai fish burger?  These fish burgers are very low in fat, taste great and work well on the barbecue too. This is a quick and easy dish which is also great for entertaining and I think that you might even win…

Sushi

Sushi? Don’t mind if I do! We have the most amazing Asian buffet restaurant in Fontenay Le Comte where they have loads of Chinese Dishes, Sushi, fresh seafood and  an area where you can pick raw seafood, meat and vegetables and watch someone cook it all for you. Starters and dessert are included too and it’s…

Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon

This Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon is a great dish for a barbecue. Forget boring burgers and try this really easy recipe. The marinade means that the fish keeps lovely and moist and you still get a great barbecue crispy crust on the outside.    

Crab Cakes

If you love crab then you are going to love these crab cakes which are flavoured with spring onion, ginger, chilli and coriander.  Over the years I have made different variations of crab cakes with a potato or white sauce base but these are easier to make and much lighter and fresher in taste. This…

Blanquette de la Mer

I got the inspiration for this recipe of Blanquette de la Mer from our regular visits to La Rochelle. I always have some sort of seafood when we go as it is always good value in the restaurants there. For a bit more information have a look at my previous post; Lunch in La Rochelle Lunch in La…

Lemon and Pepper Crusted Salmon

Lemon and Pepper Crusted Salmon  is a dish we often have, mainly because it’s so easy. In the midst of kitchen madness there are only two ways to cook; long and slow or lightning quick. This dish is the latter as I can have it ready, with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables in about twenty…