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!

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Pappardelle with Parma Ham

April 8, 2018

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

Mr WDC
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Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

April 6, 2018

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

Mr WDC
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Beetroot Salad

March 29, 2018

You can’t go wrong with beetroot and goats cheese – so I make no apologies for another version of this tasty combo.

Mr WDC
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Kohlrabi Asian Salad

March 23, 2018

Kohlrabi has a faint taste of coconut. It’s crisp and crunchy, so I thought it would be perfect in an Asian salad.

Mr WDC
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Monk fish and Prawn Methi, Marsoor Dal, Lemon and Chana Dal Pilaf with Paratha and Chutneys

March 22, 2018

I happened across an unusual fresh herb. ‘Fenugreek!’, the stall holder calls out. I asked if I could taste some – definitely interesting. I then asked the man how he cooks with it. He said, ‘How would I know, we don’t cook with it, We are from the Middle East – only Indians cook with it – they call it methi… ‘…

Mr WDC
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A Cake for Easter

March 10, 2018

Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.

Mr WDC
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Rhubarb Crumble – Deconstructed

March 8, 2018

Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.

Mr WDC
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Celeriac and Cyprus Potato Gratin

March 7, 2018

Celeriac and potatoes have a wonderful affinity, but the real delight of this recipe Cyprus potatos – their nutty taste and texture is perfect in a gratin.

Mr WDC
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Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

February 28, 2018

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

Mr WDC
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Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

January 10, 2018

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

Mr WDC
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Biscotti Eight Ways

January 7, 2018

I made eight flavours of biscotti as Christmas gifts. A bit mad, but lots of fun. The photo shows the hazelnut, orange and chocolate, and chocolate and chocolate flavour – the rest were eaten!

Mr WDC
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Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

December 19, 2017

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

Mr WDC
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Nduja Crostini

December 18, 2017

I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…

Mr WDC
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Scotch Broth and Boiled Shin of Beef

December 8, 2017

A revived British classic

Mr WDC
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Mini Meatball Fedilini

November 30, 2017

This is a clever way with meat balls. As small individual portions it makes an elegant Italian starter. The smaller-sized meatballs and thin spaghetti also make a fun and wholesome dish for children. Or piled high on a big platter it makes a great family dish to share around the table.

Pete
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