Timatar wali macchi, or cod in a spicy tomato sauce

SKREI cod curry

The very best cod is caught between January and April in the crystal clear waters around Norway's Lofoten Islands, having migrated thousands of miles from the Barents Sea. This cod has bright, white flesh that gleams of the icy, dark waters that the fish swam through to get to Norway. On cooking, it produces huge, [...]

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Moroccan-style sardines

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Battered sardines

The only way I've ever cooked sardines is by grilling them, throwing salt at them and then squeezing liberal amounts of lemon juice over the charred skins. It's a classic meal that calls for fingers and creates mess. This is a slight alternative, with a Moroccan tinge, but there'll still be a mess, because the [...]

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What makes Skrei cod different?

Norwegian skrei cod – a Scandinavian delicacy

Cod is very firmly on the endangered list, and we've come to accept that its consumption comes with a healthy dose of guilt. That's no bad thing - trawling has decimated Atlantic cod stocks over the last few decades, with numbers plummeting. That's true of Atlantic cod - our main source - but stocks in other [...]

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Spice-fried calamari

Spicy deep fried Turkish calamari squid

I'm the only one in our house who will entertain the thought of eating squid, so this is a rare event. I have to save it for those times when the rest of the family are away and I'm left to fend for myself. One of two things tends to happen in these circumstances...either I [...]

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