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A Jack to catch a Mackerel

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There is an excellent fish stall at the Walthamstow Farmers Market, Sea Fayre, fish very fresh, up from Dungeness. Not very cheap, but then fresh fish never is.

So I was astonished to find a fish I had never seen before at an astonishing price of £1 per fish. Horse Mackerel. Or Jack. Or [… More …]

Fish & Rice #2 – Prawn, Pea and Leek Risotto

Risotto with Prawns, Leeks and Peas

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I am rather partial to a nice risotto, especially one with something fishy in it. It can be as luxurious as you wish (lobster, crab, fresh clams, scallops, exotic fish all come to mind…) or relatively simple, using whatever you have to hand in the fridge or freezer. This is a good standard [… More …]

Fish and Rice #1 – Kedgeree

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Did I tell you that apparently I have gallstones? That would explain the nasty pain running in a straight line from my breastbone to between my shoulderblades then… 🙁

Lots of things are making my innards play up, mainly red meat and anything fatty. But Fish and Rice seem pretty safe. And there really [… More …]

East London Food Heroes – Forman & Field, E3

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H Forman's Smoked Salmon

 

I love fish. Especially smoked fish. And I love salmon. So faced with a pack of smoked salmon, I am in seventh heaven. It was [… More …]

Gomokuzushi – a scattering of flavours & colours

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Sushi.. say that to a lot of people and you will get the comment.. “oh, I don’t like raw fish..” Well that is a shame, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying sushi. The point of sushi is the vinegared rice which can be topped with lots of things, not just fish. And even [… More …]