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hake bake

Baked Hake Spanish Style

A fabulous recipe for low-fat oven-baked fish and chips that uses one pan! This will prove to be a family favourite at the supper table and uses the whole hake in place of cod or haddock fillets, which is a more sustainable fish to use. Children will love its mild taste too.

scallops and chorizo in scallop shell

Scallops and Chorizo

This simple seafood starter scales up or down really well, so it’s easy to adjust if you’re cooking for friends. Serve with crusty bread for mopping up the herby, chorizo-spiked juices.

stir fried whelks

Stir-Fried Whelks

Next time you visit the seashore, find some rocks, search out some of our humble whelks and give this recipe a go, you will never look at a whelk the same way again.

roasted skate wings

Roasted Skate Wings

The delicate flavours of skate are given a boost with chillies and roasted cherry tomatoes and a dressing of capers, lemon juice and mustard gives a further piquant kick. So delicious and yet still on the table in under 30 minutes, perfect for knocking up a quick Friday fish supper.

dogfish stew

Canarian Dogfish Stew

A classic Portugese dog fish stew, and you don’t have to skin the dog fish first!

mashed potato

Mashed Potato

Perfect mashed potatoes are quick and easy to make when all you need is a pan, water, potatoes, a masher, lots of butter, and about 25 minutes of your time. They are the backbone of both British and Irish Food.

beef goulash

Goulash with Mash aka Goumash

This classic Hungarian dish is warming and delicious. I made this for my children, and they loved it. My niece Cara when she stayed with us liked it with mashed potato and named it Goumash.

Pimientos de Padron

Padrón Peppers

Pimientos de Padrón are small, bright green peppers that come from the municipality of Padrón in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain.

chicken casserole

Chicken Casserole

An easy chicken casserole which will go down well with all the family.

pulled pork joint

Slow Roasted Pulled Pork

Who doesn’t love soft, juicy pulled pork? This recipe from Jamie Oliver is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!