If you love rice-based dishes, then it’s high time you try jambalaya, a dish originating from the cultural melting pot of Louisiana in the United States. Jambalaya is the quintessential cultural symbol of this colourful region, reflecting French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences to form a uniquely Creole cuisine. (more…)
Do something different for your weekend lunch with the family and serve something exotic but easy to pull off at home. Originating from Morocco, tagine is a stew-type dish with poultry, meat, or seafood plus vegetables and fruit. Slow-cooked in traditional cookware with the same name, tagines are as rich and hearty as Western-style stews but are cooked with much less liquid. The domed lid traps steam and sends the moisture back to the pot, ensuring that food is cooked to tender perfection. Serve this mouthwatering seafood and eggplant tagine with a couscous salad to complete your Sunday feast.
The experts in Paella cookware are also the best source for paella recipes. This Spanish dish brings the family together every Sunday in Spain, and is referred to as Arroz or ‘rice’. Combining the intense flavours of aromatics and seafood with tasty stock fully absorbed into the rice, Paella is a popular dish around the world.
Bouillabaisse is a hearty, rich seafood soup made using different kinds of fish and shellfish, cooked in a delicious broth of vegetables, garlic, tomatoes, flavoured with saffron. Originally from the city of Marseille in France, this age-old dish was traditionally made with the “catch of the day” and less marketable kinds of small, bony fish. Back then, bouillabaisse would be served in two parts: the broth with bread and a spicy garlic sauce called rouille, then the fish. Now, bouillabaisse is eaten as a whole, making it something between a soup and a stew.
More commonly referred to in Italy as cioppino, the seafood stew can serve as a great comfort food during the cold months and as a luscious dinner to look forward to during the week. For this variation, we’re looking into using white fish, mussels, prawns and Italian tomatoes as the protagonists of the dish – although you can feel free to change the proteins and herbs as you please. Get the most of this hearty meal by following the simple recipe below, fit to challenge budding chefs and put the skills of the more experienced to the test.
More often than not, people tend to think that healthy dishes have to lose all aesthetic appeal and flavour. We will prove this notion wrong with our simple jacket potato recipe, which boasts of healthy goodness and sumptuous flavours at the same time. This is perfect at any time of the day – you can have it with fruit juice in the morning or with wine for dinner.
Tuna and Corn Jacket Potato
Try out our delicious jacket potato recipe, all done and ready to be served in just an hour!
PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
COOK TIME: 50 Minutes
- 1 medium potato (150 g)
- 100 g canned tuna (in water)
- 3 tbsps sweetcorn
- 2 spring onions
- 2 tbsps plain low-fat yogurt
- Bake the potato at 200C until soft (50-60 minutes). Remove from the oven, set aside.
- In a bowl, mix the tuna with yogurt, sweetcorn and finely chopped spring onions.
- Split the potato in half. Stuff with the tuna and corn mixture.
- Serve while hot and enjoy!
The original recipe uses either mayonnaise or cheese, which you can substitute for this version’s yogurt
If fresh sweetcorn is unavailable, defrost canned or frozen sweetcorn as an alternative
This dish is served perfect with a side salad of greens and freshly squeezed juice
Whether you’re thinking of adding a light touch to your summer BBQ or whipping up a quick dinner for the family, you can never go wrong with a simple – but justifiably sumptuous – prawn salad. This prawn, mango and avocado salad recipe has seen a multitude of variations, from the choice of prawns (some even use other seafood, like crab meat or crayfish) to the line-up of fruits and herbs.