Nov 27, 2016
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Arroz Caldoso – Spanish Seafood & Rice Soup

I have been on the hunt for a good arroz caldoso recipe ever since I saw Anthony Bourdain eating a bowl of it in one of his No Reservations episodes, probably one based in Spain as that is where the recipe originated. I couldn’t find too many recipes online for arroz caldoso but I got […]

May 13, 2016
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Ina Garten’s Seafood Gratin

I’ve been making this delicious seafood gratin for a quite a while. It’s a great recipe to have in your repertoire for when you’re entertaining and want a dish that can be fully prepared in advance but I also cook it regularly just for us. The original recipe calls for lobster as part of the seafood mix […]

Mar 15, 2016
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Persian Baked Chicken with Saffron & Barberries

I must confess that this baked chicken is not a traditional Persian dish but rather my own invention.  When I’m cooking a Persian meal for a large crowd I like to serve a variety of Khoresht (meat based stews) along with Persian steamed basmati rice and I often feel that a poultry dish of some description would […]

Feb 20, 2015
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Fideuà – The Other Paella

Fideuà is a wonderful dish originating from Catalan Spain and is very similar to it’s better known cousin, paella. The main difference being that instead of rice, thin vermicelli noodles are used, and unlike Italian pasta dishes the noodles here are cooked in only a small amount of liquid just as the rice would be […]

Feb 6, 2014
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Shirin Polow – Persian Festive Rice With Saffron Poached Chicken

This would have to be one of my all time favourite Persian meals. It’s sometimes referred to as jewelled rice because of it’s wonderfully colourful appearance and it’s usually served as a celebratory meal on special occasions such as weddings. The ingredients used in making shirin polow can vary from household to household with a […]