Category: Non vegan dishes

The Musette: Ligurian Foccacia

The pillowy Italian flatbread makes the perfect starter, side or sandwich base, and celebrates classic Italian flavour combinations through its lavish use of olive oil and toppings such as rosemary, olives and tomatoes. Making it is relatively simple, but imbuing the dough with layers… Continue Reading “The Musette: Ligurian Foccacia”

The Musette: Pasta with prawns, chilli, lemon and rocket

This is a perfect summer dish and one I make regularly from produce I always have to hand in the freezer and store cupboard. Ingredients (serves 4) 400g (14oz) dried pasta, either spaghetti or tagliatelle 2 long red chillies, finely chopped 100ml (approx. 7… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pasta with prawns, chilli, lemon and rocket”

The Musette: Miso-caramel apple crumble

What do you do with wrinkly but still edible apples? You turn them into dessert. As you all know my beloved adores dessert, he believes a meal isn’t complete without one. I tend to store the apples in the fridge until I have enough… Continue Reading “The Musette: Miso-caramel apple crumble”

The Musette: Prawn curry

This dish is based on Atul Kochhar’s recipe for Sandho No Patio which I adapted as I couldn’t find fresh fenugreek leaves. It’s unusual for me to tamper with any recipe from a Michellin-starred chef, but needs must. It’s a Parsi recipe from the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Prawn curry”

The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

I’ve previously shared a recipe for a chocolate cake made with red wine and olive oil. This time I wanted to make one more reminiscent of that wonderful marriage of hazelnuts and chocolate, and this is it. It’s a cake with the intense flavour… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake”

The Mustte: Baked Cod

This is a quick and easy midweek meal for my beloved. Little greaseproof (parchment) paper parcels are filled with fish which steams gently on a bed of vegetables, allowing all of the flavours to intermingle. This method of cooking ensures that the fish isn’t… Continue Reading “The Mustte: Baked Cod”

The Musette: Hake Basquaise

I often pop into my local fishmonger on a Friday to pick up some fish for my beloved. This week, a large hake on the bone caught my eye. Inspired by one of my favourite chefs, in whose restaurant I’ve been fortunate to eat… Continue Reading “The Musette: Hake Basquaise”

The Musette: Artichokes

I can imagine, that if you didn’t grow up eating globe artichokes, and if you were encountering them for the first time, they might seem a little intimidating! The artichoke is actually the bud of a thistle – a flower. The leaves cover a… Continue Reading “The Musette: Artichokes”

The Musette: Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

This is one of my beloved’s favourite recipes. I confess I have never liked it largely because I found it too rich even before I gave up eating meat and dairy. However, it’s an easy dish to make for one so, as a special… Continue Reading “The Musette: Classic Spaghetti Carbonara”

The Musette: Olive oil cake

Even die-hard butter devotees admit that olive oil makes exceptionally good cakes. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is liquid at room temperature, so it lends superior moisture over time. In fact, olive oil cake only improves the longer it sits—this dairy-free version will keep… Continue Reading “The Musette: Olive oil cake”