seafood

Salade Niçoise

My running break is over. Thank goodness for that. It lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. I am not sure if it was enough to recover physically from the strains of a very long season. Probably not. But I couldn't sit at... Read More...

Portuguese Chickpea and Cod Salad

I am craving salty and hearty meals these days. Yes, it's winter. But more so, I am in the final stages of marathon training. I've been logging in my longest long run of 35k last week. For several weeks I ha... Read More...

Arroz de Bacalhau

Did you ever lose luggage while traveling by aeroplane? Did you ever have to go to the lost luggage depot of an airport? We get visitors very regularly here in Dubai. Once or twice it happened that their lugg... Read More...

Fish Curry in a Hurry

I admit I am still at a loss with most spices. Now that I live in the Middle East, close to India, the spice shelves are packed with spices I am not even familiar with. Although I can identify a lot more spic... Read More...

Spanish Seafood Stew

 I love seafood for several reasons: I love the taste of fish, shellfish, oysters, seaweed. In any way, be it raw, grilled, baked, fried, deep-fried. It's healthy, a very convenient side effect. But most im... Read More...

Spaghetti in White Clam Sauce

We love seafood in our family. Just recently we threw our BBQ on for a midweek grilled king prawn feast. OK, we had visitors to impress, but I'd do a lot of things for grilled prawns. One of our more lazy week... Read More...

Spicy Prawn Stew

Is it allowed to be addicted to chickpeas? Like being addicted to chocolate? I think I am. Addicted to chickpeas. I panic when my dried chickpeas are finished when I had plans to use them for dinner. Low level ... Read More...

Pasta Salad with Pesto and Tuna

I've been cooking quite a bit recently, trying out new recipes: especially cool drinks and salads as summer is approaching fast. And the irony is, I get hungry doing so. In fact, I sometimes forget eating while... Read More...

Prawn Curry with Coconut and Lemongrass

I love spicy food, and I can always be won over by a good curry, either Thai or Indian. I've never been to either countries, but there is plenty restaurants of both cuisines all over the world. Not so for the V... Read More...

Tuna Pasta with Spinach and White Beans

This is an easy and fast pasta dish, that is almost completely made out of ingredients that you probably have already at home, perhaps not the fresh spinach leaves, but you can use frozen ones too, or leave it ... Read More...

Spaghetti with Clams and Mushrooms

I love the fact that so many pasta sauces and toppings are done much faster than the pasta itself.  This one is a quick and lovely pasta and seafood dish that works well for weekday dinners.We love our fre... Read More...

Bean and Tuna Salad

My lunch has to get me going until 7 or 8pm. Therefore, I recently got into the habit of always having some cooked beans in the fridge. They make a perfect base for a salad. Very healthy with good proteins and ... Read More...

Fast and Simple Fish Stew

 In the course of my learning-how-to-cook experience I came up with this most versatile tomato sauce that can be used as a base for many dishes: either thinned out and spiced up for a delicious tomato soup... Read More...

Just Prawns… and nothing else!!!

Today is the 3 October, the anniversary of the German reunification in 1990!  I dare to say that most of the things in my life would not have happened without this historic event.I was born in East Germany... Read More...

Squid and Shrimp Stir Fry

I love stir fries as they can be varied according to what the fridge provides for  a nice meal. The only musts in my stir fries are freshly grated ginger and chili. With regards to the vegetables, I always... Read More...

Clams in Tomato Sauce

I never used to have much seafood in my diet while I was living in Germany, apart from the occasional fillet of salmon, herring, trout or tin of tuna.The reason might be that especially shellfish costs a fortun... Read More...

Seaweed Salad

When I was a kid, my family and I lived in China for two years. Many things that I tasted then, never crossed my palate again. Those were unique tastes, a totally different cuisine to what I was used to (that i... Read More...