All-in-one dishes

All-in-one dishes are the new hype, but are already since decades my favorites. Donna Hay’s book, One Pan Perfect, is an incredible source of inspiration. The crispy potato cake with smoked salmon is an amazing dish for a hot summer evening. Home made smoked salmon was on my to-do list for a while. So I … More All-in-one dishes

Pagello Fragolino

It could be the name of a poet, but it’s a fish. Pagello fragolino is a beautiful sea bream. I asked Mirco, the fishmonger, to bring me a local, seasonal whole fish. What a name! Reading online the most common way to prepare would be ( again) with tomatoes. A gorgeous cauliflower is our side … More Pagello Fragolino

Authentic Italian mussels

As Belgians we enjoy a traditional Belgian meal as ‘mosselen friet’ translated as mussels and French(? Belgian) fries. Last week I asked Mirco, the friendly fishmonger, whether the Italians are familiar with that kind of seafood. Coincidentally the season has just started, and will last until September. There are the Italian Italian ones ( born … More Authentic Italian mussels

Fresh fresh fresh

Although we are in the red zone until after the Easter weekend, a visit to the market was ‘allowed’ to buy food and plants. So tonight we can have some fresh sea bass, ovenbaked new potatoes, and roasted broccoli with oranges and black olives😋.Chop 700 grams of broccoli in litte roses and cubes ( add … More Fresh fresh fresh

Inspired by a paella recipe, I made this one 😅

Cooking for 2p is mostly more difficult than cooking for 4p. Knowing that one of my rules is ‘no waste’ and another rule is variety, I cook the ingredients in a different way. The original paella recipe was based on couscous instead of rice. Instead of considering to reduce the choice of vegetables, I skipped … More Inspired by a paella recipe, I made this one 😅

Fresh swordfish

As you know, usually I prepare fish on the day that I go to the supermarket. Swordfish is the lucky (or is it the opposite?)one today. Put 600 grams of halved, different varieties today, of cherry tomatoes on an oven tray covered with baking paper. Spread pepper, salt, 1 table spoon of dried thyme and … More Fresh swordfish