Bottarga Spaghetti with Clams

Mamma mia! When it comes to spaghetti, my favourite ingredients to add are two things: bottarga and clams. Just like a recently married husband and wife, these two super key ingredients are a mighty couple who bring out the best of each other. For those of you who are unaware, bottarga the Italian name for…

Salted Egg Yolk Prawn with Asparagus

A DOSE OF SALTED GOODNESS | Simply and irresistibly the best way to salt your prawns   This is the new way to impart salt to your dish and it does not take long to understand why my latest addiction is the salted duck egg yolk. Why? Simple, salty, sublime goodness that leaves you literally dying for…

Pan-seared salmon with apricot saffron salsa

SALMON WITH AN APRICOT TWIST | A fruity take on the pan-fried salmon Seeing I still have a pack of dried apricots I purchased in Melbourne this year, I thought I’d raid my fridge to see what else I had to make a sumptious lunchtime meal.   Enter an apricot salsa made from a concoction of…

Roast ling with salsa verde

Fancy a healthy meal without needing to break a sweat in the kitchen? Roast fish is always easy to make, high in protein and low in fat. Yesterday I invited my colleague over and opted exactly for that, a quick meal with fish as the centerpiece. Seeing I had a fillet of ling in the…

Michelle’s Linguine Vongole

 LINGUINE VONGOLE | My own take of the classic linguine with clams Spaghetti alle vongole, Italian for spaghetti with clams, is a dish that is very popular throughout Italy, especially in Campania. And today, I have devised my own adaptation of this popular dish. This bold and beautiful clam pasta is easy and fast to…

Crispy Fried Oysters

NATURE’S MOST POWERFUL APHRODISIAC | Lightly coated oysters fried to a crisp. Think golden brown oysters with a thin crunchy coating. There is only one word to describe it: delectable. Undoubtedly, not everybody likes to chow down on the chewy mollusk – granted, it does take a special palate and an acquired taste to enjoy an oyster….

Grilled Octopus Arugula Salad

Good octopus is hard to find. Hence why I choose to procure mine from Spain nowadays. I bought mine precooked and vacuum-packed, saving me a lot of hassle (and time). They come ready to slice into a cold seafood salad, to warm by slipping the package into a pan of boiling water or to sear briefly in…

Baked Scallops with White Wine and Pancetta

SCALLOP-MANIA | Large sea scallops are kept in their shell and dosed with a mixture of garlic, pancetta and white wine before being baked to perfection. Hankering for a quick and easy dinner but also concerned about sustainability? Scallops make a smart seafood choice. Not only are they convenient and cook in less than 5 minutes, they pair beautifully…

Baked Salmon with Lemon-Dill Yoghurt Sauce

Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of fish to add to your diet. It supplies iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, in addition to a whole host of other nutrients you need for good health. As you may all know, salmon contains a specific type of unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty…