Vegetarian Recipes

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Entries Tagged as 'Fish'

Cod cheeks with braised puy lentils and salsa verde

March 9th, 2014 · No Comments

I know what you’re thinking: “What the Fricking Frack are cod cheeks?” The answer (they’re the meaty jowls of the Gadus Morhua) begs the obvious supplementary question “…and where on earth do you expect me to get hold of those obscure little frackers?” The immediate reply is sorry, not even Waitrose stock them, so unless […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Bream steamed with celery, ginger & preserved plums

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Bream steamed with celery, ginger & pickled plums

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Thai

Tuna steak with peas, broad beans & spinach

August 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments

The beauty of this dish is you can do most of the prep work in advance and spend the afternoon in the pub. Not obligatory you understand, but highly recommended. Tuna steak with peas, broad beans & spinach

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Tags: BBQ · Fish · Tuna

BBQ swordfish steaks with chermoula

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Summer has eventually arrived in the UK. It has even managed to reluctantly drag itself all the way up to Yorkshire where, tripping over Stoodley Pike and tumbling down the hill it collapsed bloody and exhausted in our very own back yard. In fact one afternoon it was so balmy I was able to pop […]

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Tags: BBQ · Fish · Main Course

Cuttlefish balls in tomato sauce

July 12th, 2013 · No Comments

I know, I know, you weren’t even aware cuttlefish had balls. Perhaps they do, perhaps they don’t. For all I know they might ride the ocean currents with their magnificent jewels swinging low and proud beneath them. Perhaps the entire aquatic world stares with slack-jawed envy as they swim by with their pendulous plums dragging […]

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Tags: Cuttlesfish · Fish · Seafood · unusual foods

Rosemary & garlic studded tuna in a tomato & caper sauce

May 19th, 2013 · No Comments

One of the meatier vegetarian dishes you’ll find here on Yumblog.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Tuna

Surf & Oeuf

January 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Smoked salmon scotch (quail) egg You can tell you’re at the Ocado end of the middle-class spectrum when your 2.5 year old asks for smoked salmon and quails eggs for breakfast. Soon she’ll be insisting on Jo Malone bum wipes. Anyway, if you manage to wrestle the ingredients away from your toddler why not make […]

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Tags: Eggs · Fish · Quail egg · Side Dish · Snack · Starter · Tapas

Cod, Chips & Mushy Peas Pasty

October 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ever wished you could enjoy your Fish Supper in one convenient, portable, pastry-encased handful? Of course you have. Then rejoice for your days of yearning are over as we here at the Laboratoires Yumblog have developed the Cod, Chips & Mushy Peas Pasty. Now you can scoff the nations favourite health food whilst out and […]

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Tags: Baking · Fish · pie/pasty

Green peppers stuffed with hake and manchego

August 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pity the green pepper, no wonder it’s a little bitter, here in the UK its sole function is to ‘add a bit of colour’ to that dull and unwanted guest at every barbecue, picnic or family gathering* – the rice and sweetcorn salad. Not so in Spain where the pimiento verde is treated with the […]

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Tags: cheese · Fish · Main Course · Sauce · Tapas

Smoked mackerel and crushed new potatoes with horseradish. (Saledge niçoiseree)

July 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This is a bit like a kedgeree … but with potatoes instead of rice… and smoked mackerel instead of haddock … and horseradish instead of curry powder… In fact now I think about it, nothing like a kedgeree. In that case, consider this a Salade Niçoise with mackerel replacing the tuna and an absence of […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · salad

Fish stock

July 1st, 2012 · No Comments

What’s that? Your house doesn’t smell fishy enough? You like the idea of being greeted by a fishy waft every time you walk in the front door – no matter how much Glade ‘After the Rain’ you have sprayed about? Then why not make your own fish stock? And here’s how …

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Tags: Fish · Seafood · Stock

Dave’s Mam’s killer fishcakes (with cheese sauce)

January 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

If any of you dodgy lot were to break into Yumblog Cottage, you would probably notice (apart from how bloody cold it is) that despite several shelf loads of cookbooks, there was virtually nothing ‘written’ by TV chefs. No matter how frantically you rummaged, you’d find no Jamie, Nigella, Gordon, Heston, Sophie, Ainsley, Gino, Levi, […]

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Tags: cheese · Fish · Main Course · Sauce

Gravalax the 3rd way – Beetroot

January 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

It’s taken a while to write up this, the third of our festive gravali because to be honest I got a little over excited at the fishmonger’s (Paul, Todmorden Market) where I bought the salmon and ended up with 1.5kg of the stuff. Delicious as it was (and this beetroot version was the tastiest of […]

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Tags: Christmas · Fish · Seafood

Gravalax the 2nd way – Ginger spiced

January 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Obviously our enjoyment of Christmas was seriously curtailed by the devastating news of Prince Philip’s hospitalisation – thank God the BBC ran half-hourly news bulletins to keep us up to date with every nuance of this never-changing national cataclysm. Here at Yumblog Cottage we tried to keep our subjective peckers up by preparing and scoffing […]

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Tags: Christmas · Fish · Seafood

Gravalax one way

December 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

According to this year’s Yumblog Winterval menu, on Christmas Eve we’ll be sitting down to a meal of ‘Gravalax 3 Ways with Horseradish Cream and Vodka’. Ever wary of eating raw flesh, we thought we’d do a dummy run of this, the most trad of the trio just to make sure it wasn’t too ‘wet […]

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Tags: Fish

Ragout of lentils with smoked haddock and horseradish cream

October 9th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Our recent move to dwellings considerably larger (and colder and damper) than our old lair at Yumblog Towers has meant our cookbooks can now be displayed in a more prominent position and as a result this long forgotten book on Alsatian cookery … I’ll pause for a moment while you insert your own dog joke.… […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Mediterranean tuna

July 19th, 2011 · No Comments

It was Saturday so we took our now routine trip across the wasteland to Victoria Park ‘Village’ for provisions. Wallet out. A score in the fishmonger, a Paul McKenna each at the offy and greengrocer, a few sharpeners at an impressive £4.40 a pint… where did that fifty quid go? Well, most of it went […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Tapas

Spicy seafood stew

June 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

It was Saturday morning and so the evening meal needed to be planned. She wanted something seafoody (but not with mussels). He wanted something spicy (but not Asian). They both wanted something tasty (not the usual slop they serve up). Cook books are leafed and websites consulted (but not food blogs as these are written […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Tuna confit salad

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Are you sitting confitably, then we’ll begin …

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Tags: Eggs · Fish · salad

Brandade de Morue (Salt Cod and Potato Purée)

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Oft of a weekend we don disguises, dodge the border guards, dash across the metaphorical railway tracks and stealthily enter the sanctuary of E9 – aka Victoria Park Village. VPV (as I am sure it is referred to by Foxtons) is a culinary oasis in the otherwise apocalyptic wasteland of Costcutters and sub-KFC-style ‘restaurants’ which […]

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Tags: Fish · Salt Cod · Side Dish · Snack · Tapas

Forman & Field

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

London Cure Smoked Scottish Salmon On a grey and damp Saturday last October all of us here at Yumblog Towers boarded the Globe Town charabanc and trundled eastwards to the annual Forman & Field open day. It transpired to be a great day out with talks and demonstrations from farmers and food producers, a tour […]

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Tags: Fish · Reviews

Herbed Trout with Crushed Potato and Leek, and Fennel Salad

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments

If you take nothing else from this recipe, you will at least leave with an unusual and delicious new way of cooking potatoes. Not bad. Consider it an early Christmas present.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Seafood Spaghetti en Papillote…

December 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

…or Seafood Spaghetti baked in paper parcels. To be honest, this method doesn’t particularly impart any more flavour than if cooked in the more traditional way, however there is something satisfying and vaguely theatrical about peeling open the paper and wafting aside the aromatic steam to reveal a hearty mound of spaghetti and seafood.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · pasta · Seafood

Spaghetti with Bottarga

November 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I came across the mention of Bottarga relatively recently and was intrigued by both the descriptions of its flavour (along the lines of ‘like nothing you’ve eaten before’ or ‘tastes just like the ocean’) and its impressive price tag (roughly a tenner for 100g). For those of you not in the know, Bottarga is fish […]

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Tags: Fish · pasta · unusual foods

Baked Cod* with Prawns, Tomato & Butter Beans

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

A recent trawling of the recipe archive of the excellent Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine website, produced among other things, this simple ‘one-pot’ fish dish. Instead of cod we opted to use the (considerably) cheaper and (coincidentally) sustainable whiting and spend the money we saved on an impressive quantity of prawns.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Gremolata Poached Tuna & Bean Salad

August 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

As soon as I saw this recipe with it’s unusual ‘Boil in the Bag’ cooking technique, I knew I had to take it to our experimental kitchen here at Yumblog Towers and see if it was worthy of a place on the menu of our amusingly post-modern and knowingly ironic restaurant ‘The Yummy Duck’.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · unusual foods

Garlic & Rosemary Prawns with Butter Beans

August 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

In theory you could arrive home from work after an exhausting day Ice Road Trucking, and 10 minutes later be sitting at the dining table sipping a chilled white Rioja and tucking into this tasty treat… quicker than it takes to microwave a bowl of Batchelors UnSavoury Rice.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Haddock & Cornish Yarg Pie with Potato Pastry Crust

March 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Cornish Yarg is a mild yet flavoursome firm cheese not to be confused with the Cornish ‘Yarp’ – the only word uttered by Michael in ‘Hot Fuzz’.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Fish · Main Course

Black Hallowe’en Ravioli

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments

The recent purchase of a £25 bargain pasta maker* has led to a spate of fresh pasta making here at Yumblog Towers. Whether this enthusiasm lasts or whether this gadget ends up in the back of the cupboard along with the onion goggles, Waring Professional Martini Maker, OXO Good Grips® Strawberry Huller, Cuisinart® Soup Maker, […]

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Tags: Fish · Hallowe'en · Main Course · pasta · Seafood · Starter

Tuna Delights (for cats)

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here’s a great idea – why not get up early on Saturday morning and spend an hour baking for a cat? After all it has to be a rewarding experience, our feline colleagues are renowned for their un-fussy attitude to food and the appreciative way they savour every meal lovingly placed before them. What could […]

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Tags: Baking · Fish · Pets · Snack

Potted Mackerel

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Take one Guardian Weekend magazine and one quandary about what to feed Archaeologist T. Realise that multiple small dishes that can be dipped into at a fixed pace are just the thing. Go to the market and buy fish. The market being a fish stall on Roman Road just round the corner, these fish were […]

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Tags: Fish · Side Dish · Snack · Starter

Review: Abel & Cole Salmon Fillets

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Our new chums at Abel & Cole have been sending us more delicious treats to cook, scoff and review. This week our stash included organic Scottish Salmon which if you follow that link you will find out live in remote and spacious cages off the coast of the Orkneys. It goes on to report that […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Reviews

Café Delic Tuna Salad

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Was it only a week ago that the yumbloggers were sitting in 35ºC of Madrid heat on the terraza outside the Café Delic eating lunch and drinking chilled glasses of refreshing Mahou Classic? (Stop it, you’re beginning to sound like a middle class wanker – Ed) Ah yes, Blogger-D had a simple roll generously filled […]

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Tags: Eggs · Fish · Main Course · salad

Frittelle di Spaghetti

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Obviously the most productive thing you can do with an egg is lob it into the fat one-eyed face of <nazi cunt>Nick Griffin</nazi cunt>. However, if for some reason he isn’t goose-stepping through your neighbourhood you could do a lot worse than use it to make these delicious and comforting spaghetti fritters.

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Tags: Eggs · Fish · pasta · Snack · unusual foods

Salsa Verde

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

… or if you prefer green sauce, or maybe sauce verte, possibly Grüne Soße.

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Tags: Fish · Sauce

Potted Shrimps

June 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

One Saturday we decided to get up and do the shopping before breakfast. Hard to imagine, but true. We went to the fish stall round the corner and witnessed it in it’s full bounteous glory. Indeed such was my excitement that I went crazy and bought shrimps for to make potted shrimps. Tis lucky that […]

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Tags: Fish · salad · Seafood · Side Dish · Snack · Starter

Tuna & Red Pepper Empanada

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I came across this recipe in last month’s Wa’ro magazine and it looked so tasty I had to give it a try. It also gave me the opportunity to photograph it alongside this stylishly knackered old fork which I bought recently in a charity shop purely for use as a prop. Everybody’s doing it – […]

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Tags: Baking · Fish · Main Course

Linguini with Prawns and Roasted Almonds

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

‘I can’t be in love if it’s plastic to live on my own just seems tragic but we’ll raise our swords high when our day comes you thought it was gold but it was bronze so, get here in time when our day comes you thought it was gold but it was bronze’ If this […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Salmon Rillettes

April 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This lovely dish is made only from locally sourced fresh ingredients and is very popular at our friendly and unpretentious ‘local bistro’ restaurant ‘Charlie Uniform November Tango’.

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Tags: Fish · Seafood · Stuff

Cod with Mixed Peas in Cider

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

We would like to reassure readers that despite selling 20% of yumblog to Coca-Cola for a cool £30m, we are adamant that our ideals* and pseudo-eco-friendly sentiments will be in no way compromised. Yumblog will still be cynically overpriced, we will continue to put patronising and twee drivel in a ‘handwritten’ font on all our […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course