Tag: Date Night

Baked Hake with Sundried Tomato Tapenade

    This is one of my favourite ways to cook a thick piece of fish. In this instance Ashton’s supplied me with two pieces of hake shoulder – which is the thickest, meatiest part of the fish, and requires a fair amount of cooking in order to ensure it cooks right through. So that the…


John Dory with Spiced Cauliflower & Tomatoes

      This week’s Fish on Friday meal was a resounding success: according to AlphaMale it was the best Dinner à Deux ever. This is possibly because cauliflower is one of his favourite vegetables but also, when it was combined with curry spices & fish, it ticked all the boxes as far as his taste buds…


Pan-fried Red Snapper

  Red Snapper is one of my new favourite fish. Apart from the gorgeous colour of it (I like my food nice & bright), it is really easy to pan fry and the skin comes up really crispy. The colour makes me want to serve it an with equally vivid side dish, so I teamed…


Pan Fried Turbot with Asparagus Sauce

  This asparagus sauce is my favourite accompaniment to fish. It is delicately flavoured with fresh tarragon and works really well with pretty much any white fish. Today’s treat from Ashton’s was that most highly prized fish – Turbot – which I have never, ever eaten and which I’m happy to report was absolutely delicious. It’s an extremely…


Dinner a Deux: Garlic Prawns

  These are wonderfully Spanish – rich in garlic and sherry flavours –  and easy peasy and quick to cook too. I use frozen raw king prawns which I get from Ashtons and keep in the freezer for curries and suchlike. They work really well, although they aren’t quite as pretty as whole prawns with the…


#FoodyFriday January 11th

This is my new regular #FoodyFriday spot, where I shall bore you all to death with our regular Date Night Dinner a Deux feasts.  Every week I have been so busy taking photos of the food I have served that we have eaten lukewarm meals, due to my ineptitude with a camera.  So  I decided…