Sardine and Salmon Fish Cakes With Creamed Leeks

These wonderful sardine and salmon fish cakes are packed full of great spring flavours and come served with fantastic creamed leeks.

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.

Smoked Trout Potato Frittata

Call it what you will, potato frittata, Spanish omelette, tortilla española or even tortilla de patatas you still have a great base for the most simple and frugal of meals, this one uses smoked trout and capers to push it over the edge!

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.

Spicy Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry

You can not beat shrimp as the king of fast food and this Spicy Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry certainly ticks that box, 15 minutes prep and 5 minutes cooking time!

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

Tom Yum Soup

Tom yum soup is a Thai mainstay with thousands of versions of the recipe out there, this one is mine. Characteristically (for me) spicy and warming and packed with shrimp and mushrooms and a real comforting treat!

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.