Tag Archives: fish

Rose-tinted fish tacos

Salmon is a hardy fish. It can hold its own against strong flavours, which these tacos are full of. It may seem like a lot of component parts are required here but all are individually straightforward and combine for a vibrant, spicy, predominantly pink, parcel of Mexicana. Continue reading


Making amokery of me

Not as well known as Thai or as trendy as Vietnamese, Cambodian cuisine deserves wider acclaim. It’s fragrant and sweet rather than fiery, and makes use of vibrantly fresh ingredients. On our trip, between gawking at some awesome (in the truest sense of the word) temples, there was time to squeeze in a cooking class where I got to use some exceptionally sharp knives and cook six classics; fresh spring rolls, mango salad, Khmer curry, Khmer amok and two sago puddings. Continue reading

Grilled mackerel and sumac


Mackerel, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Fresh, tinned, smoked, raw in sushi; this tasty fish is cheap and relatively sustainable (it’s back on the “fish to eat” list after a brief hiatus). Not only that but since it’s an oily fish it’s healthy too. This simple recipe, with a nod to the Middle East, can be grilled, fried or barbecued and emphasises the mackerel’s natural charms. Continue reading