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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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 hightlight is the steak haché. Here’s my version.

Mr WDC
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Apple Strudels

October 21, 2018

Apple strudels for the whole family to make and enjoy.

Mr WDC
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Tomato, Tofu and Avocado

September 25, 2018

The Italian tricolor? A caprese salad? But it’s not mozzarella – it’s tofu. Tofu and avocado are a match made in heaven – so can the partnership be more inclusive ? Absolutely.

Mr WDC
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Spinach, Tofu, Avocado

September 25, 2018

This recipe is all about tofu and how well it partners avocado, spinach, sesame and ponzu dressing. I’ve been rather fastidious in presentation – but don’t let that put you off. Just try the combo, however its presented.

Mr WDC
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Braised Belly Pork

September 25, 2018

There’s a big culinary issue at stake here. Is pork belly skin and fat best when it;s crispy or when it is soft and unctuous? I like it both ways – here’s how to do soft and unctuous.

Mr WDC
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Côte De Boeuf with Béarnaise and Chips

September 13, 2018

A côte de boeuf is a basically a monster steak with a bone in, or a French version of a rib of beef. But however you want to describe it, it is a wonderful piece of beef. Cook it simply and serve with chips and salad – and my no-split, light and easy béarnaise sauce.

Mr WDC
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Crispy Roast Pork Belly

September 5, 2018

This is the style of pork that you see hanging from the windows of Cantonese restaurants.

Mr WDC
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Bao Buns with Char Sui Pork and Pickled Vegetables

September 5, 2018

Bao buns seem to be the latest thing. But don’t just make them to be trendy – they’re fun and good to eat.

Mr WDC
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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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