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

Fish on the menu

Living in Castelnuovo Berardenga now where there are two little supermarkets, fresh fish will be a good reason to go to Siena. Ottolenghi’s last book, Simple, is amazing. The ovenbaked rice with caramalized tomatoes and mackerel filet with pistachio and cardamom seem a wonderful combination. Put 500 grams of cherry tomatoes, 6 chopped garlic cloves, … More Fish on the menu

Sashimi as starter

If I would have the choose between a main dish or starter, I will surely take a starter, or a few starters instead of a starter and main dish ;-). Simple and pure, although not ideal for my ecological footprint, is carpaccio or sashimi of raw salmon and tuna. For 2p 100 grams of each … More Sashimi as starter

Marinated sardines

Fresh sardines are a delight, and this recipe is awesome. I love sardines. If you can persuade the fishmonker to prepare fillets, you have no excuse to try this really fantastic recipe. As a starter for 2p or as part of wonderful buffet 300 grams of fillets are approx 7-8 whole fishes which you can … More Marinated sardines