Tag: main course

The Musette: Spicy Cod Fritters

Although I eat some fish, I don’t like a lot of typical white fish such as cod, haddock, plaice, whiting. I prefer less fishy tasting Mediterranean fish like sea bass. However, I do enjoy both brandade de morue (emulsion of salt cod, olive oil… Continue Reading “The Musette: Spicy Cod Fritters”

The Musette: scallops, cauliflower and curry oil

It’s been so long since we’ve had friends around for dinner that I wanted to push the boat out a bit. Yes, we’ve had picnics and apèros, but no proper dinners. This scallop recipe comes straight from one of my favourite chefs, Raymond Blanc.… Continue Reading “The Musette: scallops, cauliflower and curry oil”

The Musette: Black Bean and Corn salad

During the month of August I really don’t feel much like cooking and salads reign supreme. Here’s another one from my vast repertoire of salads which can be made from typical store cupboard staples and seasonal vegetables. I typically make this one to serve… Continue Reading “The Musette: Black Bean and Corn salad”

The Musette: roasted artichoke salad

During the month of August I really don’t feel much like cooking and salads reign supreme. Here’s one which doesn’t rely on the availability of fresh artichokes which I adore. Instead I use frozen ones from Picard which I always have in the freezer.… Continue Reading “The Musette: roasted artichoke salad”

The Musette: Pasta Salad

When I think of pasta salad, I think of summer picnics and barbecues. This chilled dish is often served as a side but is rarely the star of the show. As a pasta-lover, I’ve often wondered why. Is it because we’re all serving subpar pasta… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pasta Salad”

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: 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: Baked Chard

I love recipes which are both a main meal for me and a side-dish for my non-vegan beloved husband. We both adore  Swiss chard’s dark green leaves with their colourful, sometimes woody, stems. I particularly like the stems which I’ll often use in another… Continue Reading “The Musette: Baked Chard”

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: Cabbage Thoran

One of the benefits of being at home pretty much 24/7, is that my beloved has embraced more of my plant-based eating. This means overall I cook fewer dishes. Yesterday’s fumble in the vegetable rack produced a sweet green cabbage and a small butternut… Continue Reading “The Musette: Cabbage Thoran”