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!
Dad's latest food series is all about that much loved classic combination, Tuna and Sweetcorn (T&S) — but there are more interesting ways to get your T&S fix other than on pasta or a jacket potato! See below for some T&S inspiration!
Here’s a classic mixture of tuna and sweetcorn served as a handsome canapé.
Grilled tuna (from a tin) meets sweetcorn in the guise of a romesco sauce.
You can’t go wrong with beetroot and goats cheese – so I make no apologies for another version of this tasty combo.
‘We love Spain, love tapas and Dad loves cooking tapas. And I like eating it (don’t we all?). It’s fun, tasty and full of variety…’
Brilliant trick for making tortilla chips from normal (UK) supermarket tortilla wraps. (You can’t just fry them!)
This was one of many questions I had on my mind during my latest foray into London for January’s Time Out article.
‘Well this was absolutely beautiful! Dad always makes the best homemade pasta and I must say I did eat more than three…’
This is an Italian stew made from spring vegetables including artichokes, broad beans, peas. My version includes asparagus, which shares the sweet earthy taste of main ingredients. In some versions the vegetables are deliverately overcooked. However, here they are cooked till tender and arranged over grilled polenta.
A really easy and tasty starter or light lunch or supper. Make during summer when home-grown asparagus might still be available.
“Super simple, and very easy 30 Minute American Style Chopped Salad for two with under 10 ingredients.”
This is not really a recipe, more a method for grilling or griddling your asparagus.
‘I’ve been finding these hidden away in tupperware boxes… turns out it’s Dad perfecting this crispy Mexican snack!’
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.
‘Here’s a healthy, easy Baked Cod recipe from Dad. Delicious fish on the bone that holds in all the juices, garnished with black olives and basil.’
‘The sauce is amazing! Any recipe with a sauce from WDC you need to try! But, this one is a little trickier, so cook it as a show stopper for friends or family you want to impress!’
‘We’ve been eating Mexican food for as long as I can remember. This simple fajita meal is perfect for a family feast, kids birthday party or having your mates over for the big game…’
@ThePeachyQueen_ Me too! 😊 ~ Leo