Pan Fried Halibut with Olive Tapenade & Beans

This is a simple tasty dish which can be put together in less than 10 minutes. There are great shop bought tapenade’s available from farmer’s markets and the like which add a lovely zing to the dish. The halibut stands up well to this where as more delicate fish might be overpowered. Full of heart healthy fats, carotenoids and flavenoids from the beans and tapenade … Continue reading Pan Fried Halibut with Olive Tapenade & Beans

A Fish Dish ..To capture holiday memories

A week in Portugal was a glorious end to summer – Cascais is a lovely little beach town, cobblestone alleys, nice buildings, a good food market, safe beaches with clean water and great simple food….. I lived on fish and salads for the week as well as sampled lots of the local pastries… in the name of research. Even the tinned fish come in cute … Continue reading A Fish Dish ..To capture holiday memories

Something for the weekend….Crispy Calamari with Avocado and Tomato

The best things about a long weekend usually involve lots of family time, time outside and maybe even a trip to the beach. Who says it needs to be sunny to enjoy these things? …. This recipe is usually associated with great holidays, somewhere near a beach, usually involving sunshine,(not usually Ireland!). Sadly, mention the word Calamari and you often hear a lot of people … Continue reading Something for the weekend….Crispy Calamari with Avocado and Tomato

Quick Salmon & Herb Dip

There is an ancient Irish legend about the Salmon of knowledge – Even in those days they must have known about the brain power of this great oily fish. This is really simple to make for a speedy lunch on the go and also works great as a pre-appetizer if having friends over – isn’t there nothing better than a good multitasking recipe. For my … Continue reading Quick Salmon & Herb Dip