MARGHERITA PIZZA WITH BASIL & ANCHOVIES

Let’s make a classic Margherita pizza with fresh basil and anchovies.  Simple is often best in my book – especially if you take the time to make each component from scratch. For this recipe, I’ve used some of my summer garden tomato bounty for a slow-roasted sauce that serves as the base for this pizza. … Continue Reading

WEST COAST WHITEBAIT

Buy me a fish and I’ll stay for a day, catch me a fish and I’ll stay forever.  Those immortal lines were delivered to Dawid on Friday after he caught me a net-full of beautiful silvery harders. Too big to be juveniles but too small for bokkoms, these tiddlers are usually thrown aside for the … Continue Reading

YELLOWFIN TUNA TARTARE

Light, fresh and yet impressively fancy, a good tuna tartare is a thing of beauty and one of those exceedingly simple snacks I crave on balmy evenings when the wine is cold and the kitchen is off-limits. Preempting what will be a summer of snacking, I’ve served my tartare simply seasoned with salted potato crisps … Continue Reading

CALAMARI PANZANELLA SALAD

As summer has officially arrived in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s only fitting I break out the warm weather recipes with my Calamari Panzanella salad. Admittedly, panzanella is a bit of repeat feature in my recipe repertoire but purely because it’s such a wonderful way to enjoy perfectly ripe tomatoes. And I don’t know about you, … Continue Reading

THE BEST SOUTH AFRICAN SMOKED SNOEK PÂTÉ

This is my recipe for the best South African Smoked Snoek Pâté. Seriously, you’ll not need another ever again. Suitable for either smoked snoek or leftover braaied snoek, this speedy spread is iconically West Coast and so delicious with everything from crackers to crudités. My preference runs to spreading a liberal amount of snoek pâté … Continue Reading