On something of a whim, I bought a couple of live crabs from Kirkgate Market in Leeds. When we got home, I tipped the crabs into the empty sink and left them there, scaring Jen half to death when one made a determined bid for freedom before she’d noticed its presence. I wasn’t quite sure [...]
Remember that salt cod I made the other week? Here’s what became of it. Brandade de morue or brandade de bacaloa, depending on if you’re French or Spanish is a simple emulsion of salt cod and olive oil, most often eaten with bread. It’s common across France and Spain, and versions of it exist in [...]
The last time I cooked with salt cod was a disaster. In retrospect, the particular piece of fish I bought looked like it had been sat in a dark and dusty corner of a market stall for several years before some poor mug came along to liberate it. That poor mug just happened to be [...]
This is another excellent recipe from Jason Atherton’s Gourmet Food for a Fiver. It’s a simple but extremely elegant dish that’s dependent on the quality of the base ingredients. This essentially translates as ‘use the freshest fish possible’. The fish in question is sea bream. Sea bream is widely available in the UK, and it’s [...]
The North Sea Fish Restaurant in Bloomsbury, London is one of the best places for fish and chips in the capital. It’s got everything from faded glamour to a mysterious past. It also serves impressive fish, fried to perfection in a crisp batter.