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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Yaki soba

July 16, 2018

Yaki soba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat, but yaki soba are uses egg or wheat noodles.

Mr WDC
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Really Easy Chicken Korma

July 11, 2018

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one takes not much longer than the rice does to cook. It’s perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Mr WDC
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Watermelon and Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

July 10, 2018

Make the most of watermelon season and the hot weather with a watermelon salad. It’s make a perfect starter – especially for a Mexican meal.

Mr WDC
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Salmon en croûte

July 10, 2018

Salmon en croute are brilliant – part pie, part pastie, part Salmon Wellington – what’s not to like?

Mr WDC
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Really Easy Mexican Meatballs

July 9, 2018

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one takes as long as the rice does to cook. It’s perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Mr WDC
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Really Easy Mexican Ranch Style Eggs

July 9, 2018

There are more authentic versions of the classic Mexican Heuvos Rancheros elsewhere on this site, but this is for knocking up in flash on a weekend morning.

Mr WDC
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Really Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta

July 9, 2018

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Mr WDC
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Really Easy Creamy Tomato and Basil Tortiglioni

July 8, 2018

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Mr WDC
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A Wygashi Birthday Treat

June 3, 2018

A dear friend made a trip to the Minamoto Kitchoan in Piccadilly London and bought a bag-full of wygashi delights for my birthday.

Mr WDC
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Pear, Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad

June 2, 2018

This is a great little appetizing starter. It works best with pears that are just under ripe.

Mr WDC
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Hake in Green Sauce

June 2, 2018

This is a staple of the Basque region of Spain. It seems in every way a bit foreign or difficult. But it’s basically fish in a parsley flavoured sauce. It’s a good recipe to learn as you can swap around the ingredients endlessly to suit your taste and budget.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

May 31, 2018

A really easy and tasty starter or light lunch or supper. Make during summer when home-grown asparagus might still be available.

Mr WDC
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Strawberry Flan

April 22, 2018

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch). This flan was served with the coffee and I was surprised that the base was homemade. So I found my own special sponge tin, did some translating and started baking. There are many quick cheats for this recipe which means it can be knocked up in no time. Or there is the full WDC method which will take a little longer…

Mr WDC
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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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Roasting Tomatoes

April 7, 2018

Roasting tomatoes is a useful technique for adding sweetness and depth of flavour to tomatoes.

Mr WDC
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