March 20, 2018

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 […]

Chinese Style Crayfish and a Prosperous 2014

Posted on January 1, 2014 by in rsg, seafood

Chinese Style Crayfish

Chinese style cooking and crayfish is not necessarily always mentioned in the same sentence, especially here in South Africa. Chinese style cooking however varies from one region to the next, but it involves flash frying, braising, steaming and stewing and this is where crayfish and Chinese Cooking meet. Traditionally crayfish is best served with garlic […]

Bokkoms – My dad and his Joseph Rogers!

Posted on November 22, 2013 by in seafood


Bokkoms is a well-known delicacy  from the West Coast! It is a whole, salted and dried mullet or better known to us as the Harder! You could say it is our version of anchovies! Bokkoms are often refer to as fish biltong , but what I did not know is how bokkoms got its name……. […]

Paella made to perfection!

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in rice, seafood


Paella is flavored rice with all sorts of other goodies such as chicken, peppers, seafood, chorizo and sprinklings of parsley…. or so I thought up till today!I have made paella so many times before and yes has always been delicious and always packed with flavor, but for me to get to that flavor, I had […]

Seafood Pasta Salad – Only three main ingredients!

Posted on January 9, 2013 by in rsg, seafood


A seafood pasta with only three main ingredients sounds almost impossible, doesn’t it? This easy seafood meal was born out of necessity rather than a stroke of genius from my side, but it was delicious none the less! I can never go wrong with seafood and pasta and my family, because it just happens to […]

Let’s cook Lobster, crayfish or as we know it in this part of the world “kreef”!

Posted on December 27, 2012 by in rsg, seafood


Lobster or “kreef” as we know it here, must be the epitome of wealth and indulgence for any South African who heads towards the coast for his/her annual leave! Wet suit sales and diving equipment sales shoot through the roof as eager beginner divers spend their hard earned cash on all the necessary equipment to […]

Trout in a delightful and refreshing way!

Posted on December 24, 2012 by in seafood


When I saw trout at the market yesterday, I couldn’t help but remember my son’s first fish he ever caught! Oh, the excitement! At the time he was only 10 years old and I thought it was pretty cool for him to master fly fishing for the first time and catch a trout! We were […]

Fried fish on lemony potato salad

Posted on October 30, 2012 by in seafood

fried fish

You simply have to love fried fish! You live in the Cape, it goes without saying, right! Hell, yes, I do live in Cape Town and I do like fried fish, but I hate badly fried fish! I hate soggy, oily fish and I am not particularly fond of thick stodgy batter on my fish. […]

Smoked Salmon Souffle with only two ingredients

Posted on September 11, 2012 by in seafood

Making a Smoked Salmon Souffle with only two ingredients, sounds almost impossible doesn’t it? Just an ordinary cheese souffle needs at least 2-3 cheeses and eggs and flour! I must admit, souffles are not necessarily at the top of my list when planning a weeknight meal, but after a weekend of utter indulgence, we needed […]