Canned seafood is considered a delicacy on the Iberian Peninsula. While the spicy roasted cauliflower visually dominates this dish, the canned mackerel in aioli adds great depth and balance.
Chazuke, meaning tea over rice, is a comfort food in Japan. Here we swap out the white rice for tasty mixed rice and stir through savoury miso cured salmon, a sake chazuke.
This fermented fish consommé gets its intense flavour from a rich bone broth and a liquor made from boiling fermented fish. Inspired by Vietnamese bun mam, the clear broth packs a flavour punch that is sure to create some photo-worthy facial expressions.
Hotteok is Korean street food. The dough is wrapped around a sweet filling, normally a mix of sugar, nuts, spices, and then shallow fried. In this hotteok recipe, the filling is a delicious blueberry reduction and a slice of brie.
Pumpernickel bread is a dark sourdough whole rye bread that is delightfully moist and nutty. Paired with the citrus cured salmon, asparagus in white wine sauce, and the quail eggs, we get complex yet complementary layers of flavour.
Surviving the transformation of New Zealand cuisine, the popularity of fish and chips hasn’t diminished. The beer-battered fish, twice-cooked chips, and delicious roasted red pepper tomato sauce place these fish & chips well above the take-away version.
These black and white beans exhibit an earthiness complemented by a vegetarian broth infused with the heavenly spices and aromatics that make Vietnamese veggie pho so distinctive.
An upgrade of the classic, pastry encased UK style giant sausage roll. The pastry is still there, but the sausage filling is transformed by adding cashew nuts, apricots, ginger, and black pudding. Pork benefits from a fruity counterpoint, provided here by the charred zucchini and apple. And the mushroom Marmite gravy brings it all together.
Synchronicity. The three components of this dish, the kimchi fritter, the scallops, and the sesame mayo, complemented each other perfectly. The sweetness of the scallops balanced the salty, sour, and slightly funky kimchi. The sesame mayo worked a little like a bridge between them.
Radiatori pasta, coated in a simple but elegant extra virgin olive oil-based sauce, is tossed together with flakes of succulent tequila glazed salmon.
Buckwheat crepes, together with savory spinach and mushrooms, make this a particularly nutritious and delicious dish. The camembert and parmesan add a dimension that only a good cheese can.
While these baked potatoes with a blue cheese topping work great as a side dish, they are so flavorful that they make an impressive appetiser or tapas-style dish.
An alternate take on beer-battered fish and chips, with the chips replaced by grilled halloumi cheese and accompanied by sweet and sour mango and walnut salad. No need for the traditional sauces when you have a salad like this to compliment the fish.