Pete & Leo Williamson

What Dad Cooked is a collection of our dad’s recipes, thoughts, tips and cooking hacks that simply need to be shared with all you foodies!

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Asparagus and Salmon Quiche

May 29, 2017

The boys are not keen on quiche – but I cannot see what is not to like. Besides putting asparagus in a quiche is a good way to enjoy the asparagus season.

Mr WDC
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Fennel, Lentil and Bean Salad

May 29, 2017

A tasty healthy salad, full of texture and goodness. Ideal as part of a low-cholesterol diet.

Mr WDC
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Chocolate Snack Bars

May 28, 2017

These bars are delicious. They are full of good things but low in added sugar and fats.

Mr WDC
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Blueberry, Apple and Walnut Cake

May 20, 2017

Here’s a cake that’s a cross between a blueberry muffin and a Dorset apple cake. It tastes fantastic.

Mr WDC
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To Confit or Not to Confit

April 27, 2017

How can we say we’re ‘worth our salt’ unless we’ve submitted to the mysteries and heartaches of the confit and lived to tell the tale?

Mr WDC
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Nasi Goreng

April 14, 2017

This famous Indonesian fried rice dish is great for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Mr WDC
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Quick and Easy 30 Minute Thai Fish Cakes

April 13, 2017

Mild Thai fish cakes that can be made without a processor or deep fryer! One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients.

Leo Williamson
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Thai Beef Salad

April 12, 2017

This is an authentic take on a famous Thai dish. As it is it makes a great starter or light lunch or supper. But you can bulk it out with rice noodles, pak choi and beansprouts if you want to make a more filling complete meal.

Mr WDC
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Fried Trout with Beurre Blanc Sauce

April 5, 2017

A simple way to cook trout – and prehaps the best.

Mr WDC
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Osso Bucco

April 4, 2017

This is an Italian classic. Made with veal shin it is traditionally served with risotto Milanese and gremolata. It’s possibly my favourite Italian dish.

Mr WDC
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Homemade Tortilla Chips From Soft Tortilla Wraps

April 4, 2017

Brilliant trick for making tortilla chips from normal (UK) supermarket tortilla wraps. (You can’t just fry them!)

Mr WDC
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Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chopped Salad

April 3, 2017

“Super simple, and very easy 30 Minute American Style Chopped Salad for two with under 10 ingredients.”

Leo Williamson
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Skillet Style Cornbread

April 3, 2017

This recipe replicates the crusty and crunchy style of cornbread that is made in a cast iron skillet (but uses a normal cake tin). It also uses a cornmeal that can now be found in most supermarkets.

Mr WDC
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Sweet Corn Memories

April 3, 2017

Growing up in Southern California in the 60s, our family was fussy about its corn…

Mr WDC
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Mom’s ‘Steamed’ Eggs and Sausages

March 29, 2017

This is the way my mother always cooked her eggs. Although, I cook them like this every now and then, I’ve never cooked them for the boys like this. But try it – it’s a great way to cook eggs.

Mr WDC
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