Smoked mackerel with heritage tomatoes and roasted vegetables

smoked mackerel and heritage tomatoes

One of my favorite meals when I grew up was smoked mackerel with boiled potatoes and stewed spinach. Smoked mackerel is very soft in texture and has a delicious flavor. All fatty fish takes up smoke so well. Somehow I lost the dish for a few years, perhaps as it wasn’t as easy to buy … Continue reading

A pescatarian barbecue and smoked mackerel brunch

I am sure that some of our London friends did wonder why we left for the Kent seaside but with the kitchen coming along more are making their way to come visit. This weekend out friend did something as unusual as leaving her Notting Hill patch to come and visit. We haven’t met in quite … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel with baked potato and discovering a boat wreck!

The weekend was so lovely, warm and we had a quiet day on Sunday. We ate a late breakfast, were pottering around in the garden and taking it easy. In the afternoon we headed for our favorite beach. The beach is almost always empty but this day there was a kite surfer. I have always … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel with garlic roast potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli and spinach

Cooking at home can be just as quick as getting a take away and this dish took 30 minutes to cook and was a quick, healthy and delicious dinner. A lot of my friends shy away from cooking fish so buying smoked mackerel is brilliant. Mackerel is a healthy and cheap fish, here are some … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel pate

Fast food is a term that usually refers to unhealthy foods but smoked mackerel pate is so quick to make there are no excuses to get something ready made. It is so easy and it is ready in 10-15 minutes! We didn’t fancy a full on dinner and we also wanted something quite quick and easy. … Continue reading

Honey and soy glazed sea bass with rice noodle stir fry

One of my friends stopped eating meat, just by listening to her body and I thought that was a great idea. I decided to eat fish at least one day a week even if that isn’t much, but a starting point. I went to Kingston market, they have a lot of things I can’t get … Continue reading

10 Greek Steet, maybe the best risotto ever?!

Great food always makes me smile. there isn’t always a need to go to very expensive restaurants and have large tasting menus, 10 Greek Street is great and it is just my type of place! I went there with a friend and he gave me strict instructions to not be late. We grabbed a couple … Continue reading

A seafood platter, pulled lamb and garlic marinated anchovy

I wanted to cook something special this Saturday for dinner and made a seafood platter. I went to the fishmongers, they have so much to choose from and it is hard not to get greedy. I ended up buying langoustines, peel on prawns, crab claws and a piece of salmon fillet. The salmon was pan … Continue reading