The Collection

Full collection of home cooked recipes from What Dad Cooked. We’ve got, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and sauces! So enjoy, and don’t forget to tag your meals with #WhatDadCooked

September 20, 2017

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Enjoyed by Bill

With an abundance of apples being harvested, what better way to use your bounty than with this autumnal cinnamon apple pie.

September 11, 2017

Pesto alla Genovese

Enjoyed by Bill

I’ve gone out guns blazing to try to find the perfect recipe for pesto. Well, it may not be perfect, but without a trip to Genoa, it’s the closest I’ll ever get to eating an authentic pesto alla Genovese…

September 5, 2017

Trenette with Skate, Capers and Tomato

Enjoyed by Bill

Skate is a hugely under-valued fish. We love it here. It’s also great for kids as it doesn’t have hard fish bones. I’ve been working on techniques using the distinctive texture of the flesh which reminds me of soft, subtle elvers. Here the fillets are teased into strands and fried – it works a treat with pasta.

September 4, 2017

Sardinian Gnocchi with Broccoli

Enjoyed by Bill

This is Peter’s favourite dish from his childhood. It’s a simple and delicious pasta dish to suit every palate.

September 4, 2017

Tropical Fruit Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

We spent August Bank Holiday at the BBC Good Food Feast at Hampton Court. I came away with three things; an idea for cooking peppers in pasta (inspired by Antonio Carluccio’s live demonstration), a taste for biltong, and a star fruit. Here’s what I did with the star fruit.

August 13, 2017

Tuna and Sweetcorn Enchilada

Enjoyed by Bill

Tuna and sweetcorn is a popular and versatile combination. We see it used in pasta sauces, on baked potatoes, in sandwiches and even on top of pizzas. It therefore seems entirely reasonable that it would make a good filling for enchiladas. Indeed it does – very good.

August 6, 2017

Rosé Poached Peaches with Pistachio Gelato

Enjoyed by Bill

These are possibly the poshest tinned peaches you will ever eat. They’re not only delicious, they’re beautiful.

August 6, 2017

Turkish Eggs

Enjoyed by Bill

These were trending a while back, but they were made famous long ago by Peter Gordon at Kopapa in Covent Garden London (now closed). I had them there and thought them a bit gloopy (sorry Peter/Turkey). My version is a Turkish-style poached egg on toast. Absolutely my favourite way to eat eggs at the moment.

August 4, 2017

Seasonal Summer Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Enjoyed by Bill

Beans, courgettes and sweetcorn all in season – here’s a great pasta salad that combines all three with grilled halloumi.

August 4, 2017

Roast Vegetables with Halibut

Enjoyed by Bill

This is one of those dishes I just knocked-up and then thought, I should post this, it’s really good.

August 3, 2017

Beef Stroganoff

Enjoyed by Bill

A traditional Stroganoff recipe. Don’t scoff because it’s a recipe from the prawn cocktail era, it’s still a good recipe, One everybody should learn.

July 20, 2017

Clam Chowder

Enjoyed by Bill

Clam chowder is an American classic. You will find it on the menu at any American restaurant. And if it’s not written on the menu, you can safely assume that it will appear by default at the soup and salad bar.

July 13, 2017

Smoked Chicken, Smoked Salmon and Parma Ham Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

July 11, 2017

Capellini, Tomato Consomme and Tuna

Enjoyed by Bill

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

July 6, 2017

Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot and Poppy Seed Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

This is inspired by a recipe in the book, ‘Salad’ by Amy Nathan (1985).

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