Sea bass with Kidney bean & long stem broccoli salad

A new pulses brand Cuits&Beans commissioned a group of chefs and recipe developers to design some exciting new recipes, using their cooked pulses. Pescetarian Pleasures was selected to develop 2 recipes using 2 of their main ingredients, black quinoa and kidney beans. In this recipe I decided to combine the Kidney beans with some other…

Being Pescetarian – 3 tips for minimizing waste

The cheapest, best way to buy fish, is to buy it whole and fillet it yourself. On average 40% of the fish is thrown away, including the guts, head, skin and bones….but lots can be done with this! Buying a whole fish, encourages using the head, tail, bones and skin to harvest the full flavour. These…

Olive, Caper & Garlic crusted Cod recipe

For a few days I´ve been craving a nice meaty piece of white fish. Something substantial enough to get your teeth stuck into, that is also packed full of flavour. This is a tasty, healthy, nutritious meal that doesn´t take long to prepare. It´s lean and good for you, as well as being quite light!…

Fish ´n´chips cookies (chocolate & chilli)

For me, chocolate and chilli is a great combination! I think they are 2 flavours which compliment each other nicely, and they taste great in this spiced cookie! The quantity in this recipe makes enough for around 50 cookies. So what are you waiting for, give them a try! Ingredients: 350g plain flour 150g brown…

Beetroot cured salmon

Since making Gravlax before Christmas, I´ve wanted to cure some salmon using beetroot. Other than being really pretty to look at, the salmon is much sweeter, after being cured this way. It only takes 2 days to make, but gives you a lovely piece of fish to slice up and nibble at for days! Ingredients:…

Healthy Fish & Chips

I really miss a British Fish ´n´Chip shop! When I was younger, a trip to the chippy was a weekend treat, when no one fancied cooking at home. As I hit my late teens, it became somewhere you stopped on your way home, after a night out on the town! Now that I don´t live in…

Sweet Tuna Melt – Communal bread making in Sarnac

Bread doesn´t occur to many people when they think of fermentation, but it´s one of the most commonly eaten fermented foods. Bread is a very important food across many cultures; traditionally before people had their own ovens, the baker played a crucial role in the community. The first records which mention bread, suggest it was considered a miracle…

Gravlax

One of the pescetarian highlights of the festive period is Gravlax or smoked salmon. Gravlax is a traditional Nordic dish where fresh salmon is cured using salt, sugar and dill. So, this year Pescetarian Pleasures decided to buy a whole, line caught salmon and cure it ourselves. The important thing is to buy the highest…

Purple carrots, fennel, ricotta & lime salad

I’ve been chatting to a lot of people recently, who talk about autumn being their favourite season. I do like seeing the colours of the leaves on the trees change as winter approaches, but ultimately I’m a summer baby! I spend most of autumn and winter anxiously waiting the first signs of spring, and therefore summer. It must…

Courgetti with salmon, rocket and spinach pesto

I´ve been really inspired this week, cooking lots and on a bit of a posting frenzy! Once I have got to grips with the admin side of the blog I will send you all a fortnightly roundup, highlighting the latest Pescetarian Pleasures recipes. I don´t want to spam you, so in the mean time if you are getting fed up with…

Stuffed round courgettes, with sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan

You can stuff these little round courgettes with just about anything, but my favourite combination so far has to be sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan. This healthy recipe does contain a bit of fish, but for a strictly vegetarian dish just omit the anchovies. Sometimes I add red quinoa or a handful of baby spinach leaves, but…

Red snapper, courgette and coconut gratin with spinach pesto

Whether it´s served on its own as a light lunch, or is bulked up with some carbs, the elements in this dish go so well together. You will love it, because it´s healthy, tasty and super easy to make. To prepare, make the Spinach, walnut and parsley pesto in advance. Follow the HOW TO…clean and scale fish post, if…

Mango, salmon, coriander and ginger salad

Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets Soy sauce 1 courgette 1 mango 2 small red peppers 50g cashew nut, roughly chopped Black sesame seeds Ginger, 1 thumb sized piece Mint Coriander Fish sauce Yuzu juice Sesame oil spring roll dipping sauce hot sauce Marinade the salmon for a couple of hours in soy sauce. Cook in a pan…

Cauliflower three cheese soup

September to January is peak Cauliflower season, so it’s time to dust off those great cauliflower recipes. I love using cauliflower in a good curry, or simply roasting it in the oven, spicing it up with a tahini and olive oil dressing. This tasty soup is thick and creamy when eaten on a grey autumn’s day,…

Smoked salmon and asparagus terrine

Ingredients: 400g smoked salmon 400g cream cheese 50g double cream 4 thick stems asparagus 20g chopped coriander, stalks removed 1 small lemon, zest only freshly ground black pepper Method: Line a loaf tin with cling film. Line the base and sides with half the salmon making sure you leave some overhang and that there are no…

Tuna belly with cucumber and asparagus salad

Tuna belly is also known as ‘Toro’ and is the fattiest part of the fish. It is very oily and high in omega3 which is very desirable in a modern diet. Only a small portion is present in each tuna, so it is usually pretty expensive. The best way to preserve the texture and flavour…