Friday means… chilli prawns

Finger lickin’ chilli prawns We made this dish specifically so that we could eat man tou, the Chinese steamed white bread that I’ve only just taught myself to make (recipe here). I guess some people might say that we have a slightly twisted way of thinking up recipes because you don’t normally think of the … Continue reading

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Friday is for fish: red and white quinoa fish cakes

Friday is for fish: red and white quinoa fish cakes (made with tilapia fillets) I only discovered quinoa a few months ago in a salad but it was definitely love at first bite again. Ever since that time, I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with a recipe with quinoa but I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Friday is for fish (and speedy cooking): sweet and sour prawns in under 30 minutes

Friday is for fish (and speedy cooking): sweet and sour prawns in under 20 minutes Whenever my friends and I talk about food, nothing divides the group more than when we discuss what goes into a ‘sweet and sour’. I’m firmly in the anti-pineapple camp but that’s because my husband makes a wicked pineapple dipping … Continue reading

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It’s noodle time: crispy mah mee with chicken and prawns

It’s noodle time: Crispy mah mee with prawns and chicken Ok, it has been waaaaaayyy too long since thebigfatnoodle posted anything with noodles in it. This time, I haven’t taken my inspiration from the hawker stalls from home but from the classic Chinese restaurant. Crispy fried mah mee is one of my mum’s favourite noodle … Continue reading

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Friday was for fish: crab linguine with crispy sage and prosciutto

friday was for fish: crab linguini with crispy sage and prosciutto Bad enough I had to work late but after getting this dish prepared, photographed, eaten and then typed up, I couldn’t get my internet to work properly and now that I’m finally connected, it’s already Saturday! 🙂 It’s been a while since I posted … Continue reading

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friday fish dish: fish finger sandwiches – A great British sandwich tradition

11 billion sandwiches are eaten every year in Britain Those who know me know that I’m actually not a very big bread fan and therefore am not very into sandwiches. This makes it a bit tricky living in the UK because people here LOVE their sandwiches. Take my husband for example. He has a ham, … Continue reading

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friday is for fish dish: prawn and avocado salad (amuse bouche)

I don’t know about you but I am a BIG fan of the humble but very 80’s prawn cocktail salad. I’m also a very big fan of prawn and avocado, whether that’s in a sandwich or when you dress half an avocado with prawns in a marie-rose sauce. So for my Friday is for Fish dish, … Continue reading

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Friday is for fish: monkfish bomba

Scanning for new Ideas My great uncle used to be the Harbour Master at Padstow, so I have happy memories of holidaying there as a child, eating ice cream and trying to catch crabs on fishing lines at the harbor. It’s also where I remember wanting desperately to sneak into the local cinema, which was … Continue reading

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