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  • Fiery calamari with lime and coriander aioli

    Calamari ready to plate up

      It’s probably as a result of my late summer holiday, but seeing shelves stacked with mince pies at this time of year doesn’t feel quite right. Therefore, as my last goodbye to summer, and with October being National Seafood Month, I thought I’d share a simple and more-ish seafood dish.  The chicken nuggets of the sea: a […]

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  • Swordfish and potato ravioli with rocket, pistachio and pomegranate pesto

    A bite of swordfish ravioli

        One of my favourite things to do when tucking into steak and mash is pouring any excess meat juice over the potatoes – is it just me or is that not amazing? Especially when the steak is cooked in a nice herby, lemony marinade. I’d say, that right there is the definition of umami. As for these ravioli, I […]

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  • Simple spaghetti series – Spaghetti alle vongole

    Clams opening up

    One of the most distinguished and uncomplicated delicacies from the gulf of Naples, spaghetti alle vongole is the king of all seafood pasta in my opinion. If food had special powers, a twist of these spaghetti would instantly beam you up and land you in a blissful seaside setting on the Italian riviera. Trust me though, even without special powers, that’s […]

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  • Lemon and dill tagliolini on the rocks

    pasta on the rocks

    With the weather hopefully picking up soon here in the UK, it reminded me of those dishes that I think are made to be eaten outdoors. On busy summer days at our family restaurant, you could bet your bottom Lira that caprese salads and fritto misto would be served until we were calamari-white in the face. An equally popular dish was […]