Crispy trout fillet with a warm potato salad and watercress

I don’t know about you but I’m craving some lighter food after a long, dark winter of stews and soups; come on spring!! Salad type veggies aren’t exactly in season right know (rock hard tomatoes, no thanks!) so this dish involves some standard fridge staples that you can easily knock together,  that you can also…

The best prawn cocktail

Christmas is almost here!!! I am unbelievably excited for my favourite time of year.  And there is nothing more I love to eat at Christmas then this retro classic and absolutely delicious starter for Christmas lunch! So I know everyone thinks that they can make a plain old prawn cocktail, well you think you do…

Smoky chorizo and vegetable stew with crispy salmon

I cooked this dish on a recent very cold autumnal evening, as I really fancied a big bowl of tasty comforting food, which was also rather healthy – so voila! This dish came about. Use a range of veggies (I list what I used below) but just use what you have available, that’s the joy…

The ultimate fish pie

Who’s up for fish pie? A classic dish that is the essential comfort food! Perfect for autumnal nights and weekends, all cosy with family. I’m not going to lie, it does cost a little to get all the ingredients as fish can be pricey, which can be annoying as I love fish! So I don’t…

Melt-in-the-middle cod and cheddar fishcakes

These fishcakes need a little bit of prep and forward planning, as it works best with ingredients that are cold! Trust me. I start making these the day ahead, just by boiling some potatoes the day before and letting them go cold and by also making a little white sauce and again letting it go…

Smoked Salmon, Courgette, Pea and Ricotta Frittata

Eggs for dinner, or any time of the day, always go down well in my house. They’re so quick and easy, as well as being cheap, delicious and good for you! Frittatas are great as you can basically shove anything you need to use up in them! OK this is a little fancy with the…

Seafood Spaghetti with Tomato and Garlic

This is a quick, easy and super-delicious spaghetti dish, packed with flavour! You can easily keep the seafood in the freezer, to pull out anytime to knock this up! I always have large prawns in the freezer, but you can use anything for this dish as the base sauce works with most seafood – crab,…

Sea Bass en Papillote with Prawns and Vegetables

Fancy something a little lighter before the indulging at Christmas begins? If you want to have a healthy dinner to balance out eating half a tub of Quality Streets (arghh!) then try this quick and simple dish that is packed with flavour. You only need a few ingredients, combine them together on some baking paper,…

Thai salmon and vegetable curry

For a quick mid-week dinner, using a little shortcut is okay! No I don’t mean using a jarred sauce, but using a good quality Thai curry paste (you can get fantastic, authentic ones at your local Asian supermarket!), spiced up with your own flavourings and sauce is a great way to get a quick curry…