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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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!

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Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

June 12, 2019

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre.

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Tosi Gorgonzola with Asparagus on Polenta

June 30, 2019

Well, what do you know, here’s a taste combination from out of the blue! Asparagus and dolci Gorgonzola. Add grilled polenta and well-paired wine and you will be in Italian food heaven.

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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Sweetcorn Margaritas and Tuna Ball Canapés

December 8, 2020

Tuna and sweetcorn turned into a happy hour treat.

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Roasted Sweetcorn and Tuna

June 13, 2021

Mexican ‘toastado’ or roasted style corn – with tuna of course!

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Salmon Croquetas

June 17, 2021

The usual Spanish croqueta is made with jamon. These versions are made with smoked salmon. They work really well and would not go amiss on any tapas menu.

Recipes, news and tips
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Mini Strawberry Tarts

July 28, 2021

A tasty cheat made in an instant!

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Chilli Rellenos (Poblano)

July 26, 2021

Fried chillies stuffed with cheese.

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Chilli Rellenos (Small Pepper)

July 25, 2021

Smaller version of chilli rellenos – fried small peppers stuffed with cheese.

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Globe Artichoke Vegetable Braise and Lamb Neck fillets

July 24, 2021

A great recipe for artichokes and lamb.

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The Best Mexican Corn Tortillas and Where to Buy Them

July 14, 2021

At the heart of Mexican cooking is a proper Mexican corn tortilla.

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Chipotle Chilli Taco

July 7, 2021

A very adaptable vegetarian/vegan taco filling

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Aubergine Portobello Taco

July 6, 2021

An easy vegetarian/vegan taco

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Yellow Courgette and Poblano Taco

July 6, 2021

An easy vegetarian/vegan taco

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Chicken Jalapeño Taco

July 6, 2021

An easy chicken taco.

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Chilli Rellenos (Padron)

July 3, 2021

Minature chilli rellenos made with padron peppers.

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Cookbooks

June 30, 2021

I have hundreds. So many in fact, that cracks are beginning to appear in the walls around my various libraries from holding the sheer weight of the tomes.

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Chipotles en Adobo

June 25, 2021

All the taste of Mexico in one recipe.

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Panna Cotta Cake

June 13, 2021

Dad’s amazing chocolate panna cotta cake.

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Tortilla Tapas and Spicy Fried Chickpeas

June 9, 2021

The proper Spanish way with tortilla and a neat trick for moreish chickpeas.

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Porchetta: A Traditional Italian Stuffed Roast Pork Joint

May 26, 2021

A traditional Italian roast pork joint for a special occasion.

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

January 12, 2021

As good a vegan cake as they come..

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Top 10 Classic Family Meals

November 24, 2020

A list of our top family meals we used to have together when the children were growing up.

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Tuna and sweetcorn. A match made in heaven, or a culinary mismatch?

November 1, 2020

Dad’s take on combining tuna and sweetcorn.

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Marisa’s Pasta

June 3, 2020

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

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Mixed Salad

June 1, 2020

Everyday greenery

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