Sumac Salmon with Saffron & Preserved Lemon Yoghurt and Griddled Vegetables

Having opened a new jar of preserved lemons for the recent bulgur recipe and a new pack of saffron for the risotto the other day, I needed to use them; not allow them the moulder and grow old so I end up throwing them away, as has happened before. They’re not ‘everyday’ things – unless you’re Ottolenghi […]

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Salmon with Celery, Pine Nut & Green Olive Salsa

I eat salmon about once a week; I love its flavour but also know it’s good for me, being rich in Omega-3s. Sadly a lot of farmed salmon lacks the health benefits and is pretty tasteless. So I always buy organic (which of course must be farmed but I’m counting on it being healthier) or, […]

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Black Squid Ink Pasta with Salmon & Slow-roasted Tomatoes

I love salmon and try to eat it once a week, not only because I like it but because it’s full of healthy fatty acids so is good for me. I always buying organic as the poor salmon has been much abused by the fish farming industry in recent years and most specimens are chemically-infested, […]

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Penne with Salmon & Arrabbiata Sauce

I was cooking for just myself tonight and took a portion of organic salmon out of the freezer in the afternoon to defrost. I eat salmon about once a week. Partly because I love it and partly because it’s a great source of healthy fish oils. I do always buy organic though as some of […]

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English Summer: Salmon, Asparagus & Strawberries

Summer officially began on 1 June. It was a day of cold, rain and wind and only 15C. It was not summer. Summer arrived yesterday, which made my trip to Worcestershire and the pub lunch in the pub’s garden all the more enjoyable. And today, summer is still here. However, tomorrow, apparently, we shall have rain […]

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Grilled Salmon with Watercress Sauce

I try to eat fish a couple of times a week, not just for health benefits but because I love it, and some fish on my supper menu was definitely overdue. I’ve talked before about the wonderful fishmonger, Sandys, in Twickenham high street and I stopped by there this morning and bought a nice fillet […]

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Leftover Lentils & Roasted Salmon

I don’t have the usual problem of this time of year: finding ways to use leftover turkey. My brother cooked our family’s Christmas dinner and no turkey came home with me! However, I did have a good amount of lentils left over from yesterday’s new year’s eve meal of Lentils & Sausages. And as I […]

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Salmon Fishcakes with Dill

I like to eat fish at least a couple of times a week and am lucky to have an excellent fishmongers nearby in Twickenham high street. I’d had fish pie in mind. It’s one of my favourite things but once in Sandys I made a sudden change of plan and decided on salmon fishcakes. I […]

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Grilled Salad of Salmon, Baby Gem & Tomatoes with Caesar Dressing

I’d gone about 48 hours without a proper meal. This is almost unheard of. ‘A’ keeps telling me, You’re always eating. This is true. And I was eating in those 48 hours. Some things were very delicious, such as the gorgeous Sweet Potato Pie at Oblix yesterday when I interviewed Jurgen Willems; I’ve eaten lovely […]

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Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper & Hazelnut Salsa

It’s lovely to have my good friend Linda to stay for a few days and knowing she prefers fish to meat, I decided to cook some salmon last night. Knowing also she’s a fan of Ottolenghi’s recipes I took another look at Ottolenghi the Cookbook from which I cooked a great chicken dish last week. I […]

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