Mackerel, elderflower, kohlrabi, apple, sorrel

Mackerel, elderflower, kohlrabi, apple, sorrel
It feels like everybody is blogging about elderflowers at the moment and it does seem like there’s an abundance of them this year, which probably explains the glut of posts online. I thought I’d do something a bit different to last week by revisiting my old friend maltodextrin to create a powder from a homemade ...

Japanese Soba Noodle Soup With Mackerel

Japanese Soba Noodle Soup With Mackerel
I’ve written before about how the synergy between various ingredients that are high in the umami producing molecules (glumates, inosates and guanylates) works and this dish is another attempt to try to maximise that interaction. Of all cultures Japan has turned working with umami into an artform so I decided to make a noodle soup ...

Beetroot, Smoked Mackerel, Horseradish, Rye

Beetroot, Smoked Mackerel, Horseradish, Rye
Roast beetroot and smoked mackerel is a combination I really like, the saltiness of the fish tempers what can be a very sweet vegetable and it’s a great basis for a salad. For this dish though, I wanted to do something a bit different to that and really concentrate on the beetroot whilst still retaining ...

Warm Smoked Mackerel Salad With Beetroot And Gooseberry Vinaigrette

Warm Smoked Mackerel Salad With Beetroot And Gooseberry Vinaigrette
I was meant to post this a few weeks ago and only for a helpful reminder in the comments section I would never have gotten round to writing it down. Unfortunately though, now gooseberry season is pretty much over it might be hard for anyone to use the recipe until next summer! However, I do ...

Mackerel With Parmesan Crust, Horseradish And Pea Sauce And Roast Mushrooms

There’s a supposedly unbreakable rule in Italian cooking that says you are never meant  to mix seafood and parmesan although like many of these things it appears to be entirely arbitrary; I read an article about this by Heston Blumenthal years ago but only recently did I look more closely behind the science of why ...