Roasted Salmon Fillets with a Crusted Pecorino and Pesto Topping

 

I actually wrote a really good long post about this dish last night – but for some reason just as I was about to publish it, I lost the whole thing!! I was furious – that has to be the most frustrating felling in the world, and the worst of it all is…this is not the first time it has happened to me on WordPress. From now on, I’m going to write everything on Word and then transfer it!

Anyway…back to the Salmon. In all honesty salmon is not my favourite fish – I think it is highly over rated! Maybe that is because I have just had far too much bad salmon in my life. For me it has become synonymous with banquet food – how many business lunches or weddings have you been to where you have been served a poached salmon, a few overcooked sprigs of asparagus a miserable looking potato with some non-descript viscous white sauce?! Far too many!

However, being part Swedish and spending a lot of time in Sweden you can’t avoid salmon – salmon is a staple in most Swedish households, there is the gravlax and smoked salmon, we even have salmon paste that is in a tube which you can squeeze onto your toast (may not sound appetising but I can assuar you it is!). This, coupled with the fact that ‘C’ and are making  determined effort to have one veggie day and one fish day in our diet – it couldn’t have been long until Salmon popped up on to the menu. Keep Reading

Fish Cakes – Thai inspired

Its been a while since I last posted a blog – sometimes life just seems to speed up and I have a hard time keeping up with it! However, I still manage to find time to cook!

On Sunday ‘C’ and I had a BBQ with some good friends. We brought with us a beautiful red snapper which we stuffed with parsley, lime, tomatoes and onions – sealed it in foil and then threw it on the grill – it was beautiful (I’m gutted I have no pictures!). However, like most BBQ there was just an abundance of food and we only managed to eat half of the snapper.

So on Monday, with the rest of the red snapper I made these incredibly lovely fish cakes – which turned out to be a huge successes with ‘C’, he even brought in the left overs for lunch today :). If you ever have left over fish (no matter what type), don’t throw it away – this is the perfect meal. Keep Reading

Chili Garlic and White Wine Prawns

On Saturday I got it into my mind that I wanted to make seafood. In fact I really wanted to make moules mariniere – There is something really satisfying about having a large bowl of steaming mussels which you can eat using your fingers and mopping up that lovely garlicy white wine sauce with some crusty bread! However, upon arriving at the supermarket and realising that they did not actually sell mussels my fantasy was quickly thwarted.

Not really knowing what to do – but still determined to make something similar I grabbed the next best things – fresh prawns! If I’m going to be completely honest, I very rarely cook with fresh prawns – as I’m always slightly scared of over cooking them and I just generally had the impression that they were quite fiddely – how wrong I was!  Keep Reading