Pete & Leo

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!

Seasonal: Asparagus

Time for asparagus! Dad's created a food series solely on this special ingredient, there's a recipe for everyone here. Give one a go and let us know how you get on #WhatDadCooked.

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Asparagus, Plaice and Maltaise Mousse Canapes

July 7, 2019

This is a spin on Escoffier’s white asparagus with sauce maltaise. The two are often served as an accompaniment for a white fish such as turbot. Here the fish is plaice rolled around asparagus and a maltaise mousse and served as a canapé.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Niçoise Salad

June 28, 2019

The exact constituent parts of an authentic Niçoise salad is a matter of contentious debate. There must be as many points of view as there are cooks. So I am throwing my hat into the ring and offer up Niçoise with asparagus!!

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Bruschetta

June 12, 2019

Most asparagus bruschetta recipes use goats cheese. I tried this and it’s okay but unremarkable, so I made a artichoke and cannellini bean puree to replace the cheese – it’s much better.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Summer Roll

June 7, 2019

Asian asparagus salad in a rice paper wrap – not your usual way with asparagus – but well worth the effort.

Mr WDC
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Dad’s Japanese style Asparagus Tempura Soba

June 29, 2019

This is a classic Japanese way with soba and tempura. Strickly speaking the asparagus tempura is kaki-age, made like a tempura fritter rather than individual spears coated in tempura. But such academic details seem trivial when it comes to tempura – any tempura is amazing – especially asparagus!

Mr WDC
Latest Series: Tuna and sweetcorn

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!

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Tuna & Sweetcorn Yakitori

October 14, 2020

Japanese style barbecued skewers of tuna and babycorn with ponzu sauce

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Country Pâté

December 5, 2020

This is surprisingly good. Tuna and sweetcorm come together to create the unexpected texture of a county-style pâté.

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Canapés

November 20, 2020

Here’s a classic mixture of tuna and sweetcorn served as a handsome canapé.

Mr WDC
Recipes, news and tips
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Belgian Waffle in Five Minutes

June 10, 2015

‘Dad’s after dinner experiments, right up my street. It works as a real tasty dessert to have on movie night…’

Leo Williamson
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Quick and Easy 30 Minute Spanish Rice with Monkfish

March 3, 2017

One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients

Mr WDC
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Japanese Smoked Mackerel Canapés

November 10, 2016

Dad made these for my girlfriend and mum at the weekend. A very pleasant surprise before dinner — with caviar!

Leo Williamson
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Choucroute Garnie

July 7, 2016

‘A regional speciality of Austria, Germany and Northern Italy, the sauerkraut mellows beautifully from slow cooking, blending well with the sweetness from the apples and meat…’

Pete
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Pimp My Biscuit: Make Your Shop Bought Biscuits Better

November 10, 2015

Open the cupboards and give those plain biscuits some go-faster stripes…

Mr WDC
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Blackberry Tower Pancakes

February 8, 2016

‘An impressive twist on American pancakes, this Pancake Day show-stopper will also entertain the toughest of guests at your next dinner party…’

Leo Williamson
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Roman Artichokes

November 29, 2017

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

Mr WDC
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Shoulder of Pork with Potato Dumplings and Red Cabbage

May 30, 2019

This is the dish you can find at Seins’ Kingston branch called: Schweinebraten mit Kartoffelknödel und Rotkraut. I had if for my birthday meal with family and friends: it was a perfeect meal, in wonderful company.

Mr WDC
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Steak Haché, Sauce au Poivre et Frites

November 9, 2018

Leo and his partner took Mr and Mrs WDC to Brasserie Zédel. As so many people have commented, the highlight is the steak haché. Here’s my version.

Mr WDC
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How to Eat a Globe Artichoke

July 9, 2016

A handy tip for those who haven’t tried this magical vegetable before.

Leo Williamson
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Quick and Easy 30 Minute Melanzane Parmigiana

March 28, 2017

One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients.

Mr WDC
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Wagamama and the Rise of Katsu Curry

November 13, 2016

The Wagamama in Wigmore Street opened in 1998 and was the chain’s third London restaurant.

Mr WDC
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White Currant Tart

July 7, 2015

Experiment with white berries, to be honest, I didn’t know what they were on my travels to Borough Market! Either way they made a yummy white currant tart!

Pete
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Borough Market Tomatoes (July)

July 4, 2015

I asked for the most flavoursome tomatoes and was directed to the Italian ‘winter’ tomatoes…

Mr WDC
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Cuttlefish Paella

August 28, 2015

‘Waiting 20 minutes for dad to mmm and ahhh over his sepia paella being cooked in Barcelona was probably a good thing…’

Leo Williamson
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Vietnamese Pho Ga Recipe (Chicken Noodle Soup)

January 25, 2017

This is Peter’s and his partner’s favourite. And we are not just saying this – it really is. He can’t get enough and even makes his own. Leo thinks it is a comforting and warming soup – perfect for a hangover!

Mr WDC
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Instant Gazpacho

June 14, 2015

Here’s a way to enjoy a really authentic ice-cold gazpacho – and it only takes a few minutes to prepare…

Mr WDC
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Quick and Easy 30 minute Souvlaki

June 2, 2017

“A great recipe for those who are strapped for time! Don’t forget the yogurt!”

Leo Williamson
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Orzo & Squash Pilaf with Harissa Chicken Wings

March 13, 2016

‘My kinda’ meal. Bread, chicken, yogurt, peas and pasta – all eaten with the hands. Seriously good food.’

Leo Williamson
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Light and Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake

June 8, 2017

This cheesecake is a perfect partner for summer strawberries.

Mr WDC
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