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Cod with potato and leak sauce
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Cod with potato and leek sauce

I’m a big fan of the cookbook Heston Blumenthal Home. Whenever I make a Blumenthal recipe, as a rule of thumb, I hardly ever deviate from the directions given (something I do quite excessively with any other recipe) because they simply work. Everything is exactly right: the amounts, ingredients, timings, […]

Salmon skewers
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Salmon skewers

Salmon is one of the most flavoursome fish out there. Smoked, baked or grilled, it’s always makes a great dish. In general, fish combines beautifully with sour flavours. A pinch of lemon or lime juice brings out the flavour of the fish. This dish combines salmon with sour flavours but […]

Sole with fennel
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Sole with fennel

This dish will make a serious impression during your dinner parties. The flavour combination is amazing: sole, fennel and beetroots. The beetroots are salt-baked; so make sure you start early or make them a day earlier as they need about 2,5 hours in the oven. But it’s so rewarding: they’ll […]

Tuna tajen
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Tuna tajen

Tajen, not to be confused with tajine or tagine, is a spicy side dish with fish and tahin, sesame sauce. It is used as a dip, a mezze dish or even a sauce. You can spice it up as much as you want and you can enjoy it warm or […]

Fish shoarma
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Fish shawarma

During one my recent visits to Lebanon I discovered this wonderful shawarma variation at one of the best fish restaurants there, Babel Baher. It was one of those moments when you go: why didn’t I think of that?! So, as you would, I came back home and gave it a […]

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Octopus in red wine

At one of the best pizzerias in Rotterdam, La Pizza, I once ordered the Polpo Affugato as a starter: octopus cooked in white wine. It was so amazing, I decided to create my own version with red wine and the secret ingredient: anis seeds. The preparation is as simple as my […]

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Octopus and chorizo skewers

I am a big fan of the Peruvian cuisine. I love their use of spices and herbs, their wonderful combinations and ingredients. It’s probably because in some ways it resembles the Lebanese cuisine, like fresh ingredients and pure flavours; who knows ;-). This recipe uses the same basic preparation of the […]

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Octopus with olive sauce

Of all the seafood out there, the octopus is probably my favourite. It’s quite simple to prepare and it’s so delicious! It is such a disappointment when you order it in a restaurant and you can almost taste its loveliness but then it turns out to be rubbery… The trick […]

Ceviche
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Ceviche

The first time I tasted ceviche was in the land of ceviche itself, Peru, and I fell immediately in love with this dish! It is a very simple dish made with fish that has been ‘cooked’ in a sharp, zesty and spicy marinade called Leche de Tigre or tiger’s milk. […]

Mackerel with sauce vierge
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Mackerel with sauce vierge

This is one of them 10 minutes recipes; quick, easy and delicious! ‘Sauce vierge’ sounds fancy (literally meaning Vrigin Sauce), but in fact it refers to a sauce where all the ingredients are raw; none of them are cooked. Feel free to replace the basil with coriander, parsley, mint or oregano, and […]