If you have been hanging out here for a while you a) need to get out more and b) know that I have a bit of a thing for fish cakes, as a result the appearance of these salmon fish cakes should not be a surprise. They appear at a time of the year that is always very strange as a cook because it is not quite summer but not really hearty comfort food weather either.
Pan Fried Cod with Peas and Leeks. Cod is a rare find here in Hungary as a result I wanted to keep this dish simple and opted the simplest of all methods. A simple pan fried cod fillet. I really do wish I could cook with cod or pollock more often, alas it is a rare treat. Peas have definitely featured here a fair bit in recent weeks. My desire to use up my stock is strong and I am sure I have previously mentioned my love of peas. I’ve actually been working on a [...]
This Smoked Trout Potato Frittata is another smoked fish recipe hereon krumpli, one that joins a fairly long list. In many ways this is because it is difficult to get fish that is to my taste here on the great Hungarian Plain, but also because I love the stuff.
I typically grill salmon because it is quick and simple but I love a bit of baked salmon too and this verdant green number is inspired by the changing content of our supermarket shelves… It may only be the end of February but the green stuff is returning and I will be planting crops this time next month
Kedgeree is so often flagged as a breakfast dish but for me it is always a lunch/dinner dish and my smoked mackerel version is cooked in a skillet and is perfect for throwing in the middle of the table and helping yourself.
Krumpli is littered with quick Friday Fakeaway dinners but this spicy Szechuan shrimp stir fry is probably the quickest of all… I have it down as 15 minutes prep and 5 minutes cooking but that is allowing for a sip of wine or beer as the prep work happens and a chat as you go, if your concentrating you can prep in 5-10 minutes which puts this recipe at 10-15 minutes from fridge/cupboard to table and it is all from scratch
Paprikash is a Hungarian dish known in the main for its chicken variant, I’ve seen chicken paprikash recipes attempted by writers from all over the world but it’s lesser known cousin Catfish Paprikash of harscapaprikás as it is known around these parts is just as common in our corner of Hungary.
I love thai flavours, there is just something magical about the combinations of flavours that are pure magic, this Tom Yum Soup relies on all of the flavours you associate with that part of the world, lemongrass, kafir lime leaf, fish sauce and of course chili all feature in this soup.
I love this time of year and I love this recipe, this Smoked Mackerel Salad with Apple and Bacon is nothing more than a few good things that really work well together that have been given a little care and attention to make them sing.
I’m sure there will be some itching to point out that the presence of pasta makes this tuna Nicoise pasta salad a fraud, well so be it. It kinda has the flavours of a Nicoise salad, sans olives of course… I hate olives! Most importantly the presence of pasta makes this dish a perfect picnic recipe,