Georgia on my Mind

Recipe for ajika, a spicy green herb salsa from Tasting Georgia, Carla Capalbo’s fab new book, just published

Salmon Burgers

Today is #National Burger Day. You didn’t know? Well nor did I, till I spotted it trending on Twitter. Never one to knowingly dodge a hashtag, I thought I’d better join the herd. I’ve written on the joys of a juicy beef-burger before; lately I’ve transferred my allegiance to the oh-so-succulent salmon burger.

Dilled Salmon for Summer

I’ve always wondered, is it gravlax? Or gravadlax? Let’s just call it dilled salmon. So much simpler – and so perfect to have on hand for summer evenings. [If you’re thinking you’ve got a touch of déjà vu, that’s because I’ve posted this before – no apologies for repeating, it’s just soooooooooo good.] This is… Continue reading Dilled Salmon for Summer

Dilled Salmon + Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile = Heaven On Earth

Summer speaks to me of marinated fish – quick, easy and fresh for those sultry days and balmy evenings. It’s always a close-run thing between ceviche and dilled salmon (aka gravad lax) – this week dilled salmon won out. The recipe comes from my brother Simon – he does it with reservoir-caught, pink-fleshed trout, of… Continue reading Dilled Salmon + Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile = Heaven On Earth

Who Sez Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche?

Well in our house they do, so there. Here’s the thing: real men go for plump, well filled quiches – think Rubens rather than Modigliani. Away with your slender, low-fat jobs, a quiche is (or should be) something succulent and delicious. The only absolute no-no is soggy bottoms (pace Rubens). Here’s an all-purpose recipe for… Continue reading Who Sez Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche?