Tag: mediterranean

One pan Mediterranean chicken with rice.

I’ve been wanting to try out a one pan chicken and rice dish for so long, and what I had in mind was inspired by a paella but was even less effort, and I was after the kind of midweek meal that ticks all the boxes. Classic Mediterranean flavours have been something I’m stuck on, ...

Mediterranean stuffed vegetables

There’s a very traditional Croatian recipe for stuffed peppers called punjena paprika,┬áliterally translated to stuffed or filled capsicums, which are filled with a mix of mince meat and rice, some kind of smoked pork like speck or pancetta, lots of seasoning and is usually served with mashed potato. It’s cooked in a tomato based broth ...

Cherry strudel.

If you’re after a super easy dessert tat takes almost no time at all to prepare and zero cooking ability, is low in sugar and high in flavour, and will also impress whoever you serve it to then look no further. If you’re like me and tend to stock up on random ingredients you then ...

Family favourite: Spaghetti Bolognaise

No, the world doesn’t need another recipe for spaghetti bolognaise. But as I cooked it the other night I realised that it does in fact belong here on the blog, not least because this site serves as my own personal recipe book. It’s where I check the ingredients I need for a laksa or curry ...

How to: cook octopus.

Otherwise titled, “how to cook a large octopus so that it melts in the mouth.” My octopus salad {full recipe HERE} is undoubtedly one of my most popular dishes. It’s one that I have spent many years making, and the secret is the octopus. And by octopus I mean the big suckers. Not the small ...

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Crispy Whitebait

Okay, I can promise you that this will be the simplest and shortest post ever. And that’s because this “recipe” is hardly even that. These crispy whitebait are simply dusted in a little flour that has been seasoned with sea salt and pepper, then shallow fried on a high heat in some light olive oil. ...