fish-&-seafood
Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Easy fish, tomato and coconut stew

 I remember a version of this as a staff meal and at the time I thought it was so gourmet.  Looking at this recipe today, it may have lost its gourmet shine but it is however just as delicious and worthy of a blog post

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Prawn and chilli pasta

If by nature you are indecisive, shopping for pasta can be tricky. There are so many varieties on offer: wholemeal spaghetti (my favourite), squid ink tagliatelle, rainbow bow ties, alphabet letters and farm yard animals, even gluten free varieties made from corn, quinoa and rice

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Monkfish Kebabs

These monkfish kebabs are actually my favourite thing to make at the moment. They are divine. We have eaten them several times in the last few weeks as they are just so easy to put together - the monkfish is meaty enough to stay firmly on the kebab too, so you don’t need to worry about [...]

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Fish pie

Every family has their own version of the fish pie and boy I’ve tasted some good ones (I’m talking to you Lou).  This one’s perfect for making small bite-sized pies.  Now all I need to do is plan a fishing trip.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Simon’s Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw

Simon, one of our cooking chief engineers, is a real foodie.  He is often in the office kitchen whipping up something delicious.  Previously he shared with us his Pea Shoot Pesto, this time he has this really simple and more-ish Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw:

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Cedar Plank Salmon

This recipe is inspired by a trip to the Christmas markets in Bonn, Germany last holiday season. As we walked around the market visiting little cottage like stalls wonderfully illuminated by strings of Christmas lights,

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Clams in chili lime broth

We are so lucky here in Dunedin to have an abundance of wild foods available for free procurement.  One of my favourite wild food experiences is to spend a Sunday collecting clams from Papanui inlet. We head down at lowtide with a spade and a couple of buckets.

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Ceviche with radish and cucumber salad

It’s nice when the time comes to write about a recipe and I get the time to reflect and share an exceptional food experience. This memory stems back from only last Friday when we, the blog team were lucky enough to travel to Moeraki and visit Fleur’s Place for lunch. Unassumingly nestled on the edge [...]

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Blini with Dill crème fraiche

My first encounter with these bite-sized pillow-y morsels dates back prior to the turn of this brand new century.  To an afternoon in early autumn in a suburb on the outskirts of Paris named Fontenay Sous Bois.  It was a Friday or Saturday, the afternoon light long and low

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Siu mai

These little bite-sized morsels are my absolute favourite item from the yum char menu.  I quite often meet my wife and her family for a yum char lunch during the week.  It makes a nice little break from my working day, and even better the restaurant is right across the road from the office. 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Steamed whole blue cod with miso

This Easter I spent a lot of time thinking about traditions and rituals of both other cultures and my own.  My Dad comes from a big catholic family.  Fish on Fridays was something he grew up with.  Just the other night he was telling me stories of cycling home after Alter Boys on a Friday [...]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Urbis Design Day and a Beef and Oyster Pie

In the last week of March, Fisher & Paykel along with Alt Group presented the Social Kitchen (part II) at the 2012 Urbis Design Day.  Our curiosity about the food journey and the role the kitchen plays in everyday life was the inspiration for our experience.  The project was a combined effort across our Auckland [...]

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