Category Archives: lemon

mackerel pate

I can’t claim the slightest bit of credit for this one. A friend and I were rummaging through the Tesco cook books and I stumbled on the Fay Ripley’s book Fay’s Family Food, which was jolly homely and decidedly honest. I glimpsed this mackerel pate, which I’m ashamed to say I memorised the recipe and put the book back. However […]

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artichoke & lemon risotto

Another fine idea from Olive magazine. You start with a fairly ordinary risotto bianco: arborio rice (two handfuls per person) fried in two tablespoons of butter for a minute, then add a glass of wine until almost dry. Then ladle in hot vegetable stock until the rice is swollen and tender. Season and add parmesan to taste. The artful touches […]

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