June 18, 2018

Coconut Broth with Cold Smoked Trout

Posted on June 18, 2018 by in seafood, soups

Coconut Broth with Cold-Smoked Trout

A Coconut broth, rich with flavors for garlic, ginger, lemongrass and of course coconut, is on of my favorite things to make. Quicker than most other soups and broths. Coconut broth, like most Thai inspired recipes, is simple, quick to make, yet oh so rewarding. I love Thai food and so does my family. When […]

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto

Posted on April 25, 2018 by in seafood, snacks

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto

A Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto is just one of those bites that you will never forget. A plate filled with Smoked Salmon Crostini with Pea Pesto is reason enough for guests to hang around specific table at a cocktail party. It is drop-dead delicious. The problem is: I say salmon, you say expensive! […]

Salmon Pie – sheer indulgence!

Posted on March 14, 2018 by in seafood

Salmon Pie

Salmon Pie with chunks of lightly smoked salmon, fluffy potatoes, sour cream and peas. How can a girl be so lucky! The salmon pie is not cheap, but it can easily feed 10 people as a starter and it is a beautiful showstopper. You can even make individual pies, choice is yours. I like the […]

Make your own sushi

Posted on February 27, 2018 by in seafood

Make your own sushi

Make your own sushi, yes, just enough know-how to get you started. To make your own sushi, is easier than you think. This tutorial is  for beginners are for those of you who love to eat sushi, but has never tried their hand at making their own. It is such fun and a great activity […]

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 […]