Category: Fish

25th July 2013

Grilled sea bream (Dorade)

For me, Summer time is about light meals with fresh ingredients. About barbecues and plancha’s where you do not need to cook with fat, and the only olive oil you use goes over a salad. It also reminds me of great days spent along the Mediterranean coast, eating grilled fish at restaurants. I often went to Cannes, not for the film festival but a multi […]

18th April 2013

Tuna steak GGC

I love tuna. I like the red meat, the tough structure, the salty taste, the low-fat and calories. I eat it cooked, raw and tinned. However, tuna fish is suffering from my, and a billion other consumers’, appetite and the species is endangered. That is why I do not often eat tuna. I try to buy fish that has been caught in the Atlantic ocean […]

29th March 2013

Cod with garlic and parsley

Cod used to be a staple in Europe, fresh, salted or cured. There was an abundant stock in the ocean and the large fish was very handy to detail in smaller portions. From baccalau to fish fingers, from stokvis to fish and chips, cod ruled the waves. Alas, the stocks are dwindling and Greenpeace has put cod on its red list. Cod has a flaky, […]

18th March 2013

Sole from the miller’s wife

This weekend we made another visit to Dieppe at the Normandy coast. It is not a very big town but it has a long history and interesting city centre, as well as a wide gravel beach, cliffs and a fortress. It was our intention to arrive before midday so that we could buy fish from the small stalls tended by the fishermen themselves, but alas […]

12th November 2012

Halibut and scallops

We went to the market in Dieppe where you can buy fish almost straight from the boats. The scallop season is in full swing and we decided to buy a few kilos, as well as a halibut that looked nice. The prices in Dieppe are two-thirds of what we pay in our town, but it is a bit of a journey just for some fish. […]

8th November 2012

Risotto with sea urchins and clams

I saw ‘oursins’ on the market, sea urchins. They look like spiky purple balls. Usually the fish monger has opened one up to show the orange “tongues” that are eaten. This way you can see the freshness. As with all sea food, the further away from the water, the more perishable it is. Some people eat them raw, some with eggs, I made a risotto. […]

30th October 2012

Sea bass with seafood

Several people have asked for the recipe of the dish that I used on top of my Facebook page. It is a picture I took for my entry in the “Tous en Cuisine” contest. I had to submit a recipe for a “plat salée” with a picture. At first I was at loss about what a salty dish was but in turned out the opposite […]