November 20, 2017

Tuna Sweet Potato Bakes – Banting beauties

Posted on March 31, 2017 by in seafood, vegetables

Tuna Sweet Potato Bakes

My Tuna Sweet Potato Bakes are so moreish that it is hard to believe they are actually good for you. The Tuna Sweet Potato Bakes are not carb-free, not by a long shot. Sweet potatoes are on the orange list for ingredients for those who are banting. So, as I understand it, it can be […]

Angelfish Fishcakes with Avocado Salsa

Posted on April 4, 2015 by in seafood

Angelfish Fishcakes

Angelfish Fishcakes, sounds a bit too fishy to me, but if I called them Angel Fishcakes, people might have the impression that the fishcakes had angelic qualities! Angelfish Fishcakes sounds overkill, too fishy, in language terms “redundancy”, but you get the point! You can use any fish, canned pilchards, canned tuna or fresh tuna for […]

Fish Pie – make it and invite a crowd!

Posted on March 4, 2015 by in rsg, seafood

fish Pie

Fish Pie was the reason  I crossed paths with the Bloemfontein Fynproewers. Oh happy days! Fish Pie and Bloemfontein – quite an odd combination, but sometimes opposites attract and this fish pie story is proof that it works. Retha Cronje, former chairlady of the Bloemfontein Fynproewers, was looking for a recipe for a fish pie […]

Smoked Cob with Grilled Summer Vegetables

Posted on November 28, 2014 by in seafood

Smoked Cob

Smoked Cob with summer vegetables – definitely something to make this summer. It is light, fresh and perfect for a lazy beach holiday! Smoked Cob is now so “easy” you can buy it at your local Woolworths. I love it, it is not overly smoked like snoek or angelfish, just a subtle hint of smokiness! […]

Crumbed Calamari with Spicy Dip

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in seafood

Crumbed Calamari

Crumbed Calamari reminds me of my carefree years at varsity. Oh boy, in those days you were considered to be very adventurous when you ordered calamari! Crumbed calamari can be tricky to make though. If you over-cook it, the calamari is as tough as old shoes and the crumbs all end up at the bottom […]

Smoked Snoek and Mussel Parcels – memories of a West Coast weekend!

Posted on July 3, 2014 by in seafood

smoked snoek

Smoked Snoek  and mussel Parcels – my attempt at holding on to a weekend of utter bliss on our beautiful West Coast! Smoked Snoek or just fresh snoek and mussels – two of the West Coast’s abundant offers. I love cooking mussels  in a Fragrant tomato Sauce, but a typical West Coast paella will not […]

Pickled Fish Salad – just in time for Easter!

Posted on April 14, 2014 by in seafood

pickled fish

Pickled fish is such a tradition here in the Cape this time of the year or around Easter and if you travel through the streets there is always an aromatic cloud of curry flavors hanging in the air! I love it! Pickled fish is also known as Curry Fish (kerrievis) here in South Africa and […]

Mussels in a fragrant tomato sauce!

Posted on April 9, 2014 by in rsg, seafood

mussels

Mussels, often referred to as the “poor man’s shellfish”, because they are relatively cheap and plentiful! Prepared properly it can be a meal for royalty let alone a poor man! Mussels are staples in my West Coast Paella or Seafood potjies, but my son’s absolute favorite is mussels in a creamy, garlic sauce or soup. […]

Spicy Paella from the West Coast with mussels and angelfish!

Posted on February 19, 2014 by in rice, rsg, seafood

spicy paella

Spicy paella, is my saving grace when a hungry crowd arrives on my doorstep.  The base of the paella is after all rice and we all know, rice is a rand stretcher! Spicy paella can also be as expensive as you want it to be, if you add prawns or crayfish, imported saffron and expensive […]

Fried Fish and Wild Mushrooms and Market at the Palms

Posted on January 29, 2014 by in seafood

fried fish

Fried fish with a luscious green salad has always been one of my go-to meals when inspiration lacks or when I can get my hands on freshly caught fish. Fried fish also has a happy thought attached to it, because my parents who live in Hermanus often get their hands on fresh fish and then […]