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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 Filo Tartlets

June 11, 2019

These little quiches are full of spring vegetables, served with a salad they would make a brilliant lunch or light supper.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus, Jersey Royal and Parmesan Fritatta

June 4, 2019

Fresh asparagus is full of flavour and goodness – the perfect vegetable to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dairy, eggs, potatoes, Parmesan and parsley all marry well with tasty asparagus and come together to create this delicious frittata recipe.

Mr WDC
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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 and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon

May 7, 2019

It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.

Mr WDC
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San Joaquin Battered Asparagus

June 16, 2019

In San Joaquin County, at Stockton California they stage an Asparagus Festival in April. Stockton is the centre of asparagus growing in California so it makes sense to celebrate the crop…

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 Pizza in a Pan

October 1, 2020
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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 Sloppy Joe

November 25, 2020

Tuna and sweetcorn combine beautifully in this sloppy classic.

Mr WDC
Recipes, news and tips
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Artichoke Risotto with Mrs WDC’s Green Beans

August 4, 2015

‘Unlike my brothers I’ve never been a risotto fan…but with enough artichokes and home grown beans…’

Pete
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Merguez Meatballs with Risoni, Flatbread and Ricotta Dressing

June 9, 2017

Inspired by Franco Manca’s merguez sausage starters, I made my own merguez, but as a meatball.

Mr WDC
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Why is the Avocado So Good?

September 4, 2015

The avocado is a very evocative fruit – it has a sensual texture and a rich and heady flesh…

Mr WDC
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Smoked Trout, Potato and Cucumber Salad with Dill

December 31, 2016

Here’s a healthy idea to start the new year – fresh, cool and yummy.

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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Kofta Curry

June 2, 2015

‘When the neighbours bring flat breads Dad starts cooking curry. We don’t eat curry that often, so…’

Pete
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Spanish Tortilla with Spicy Tomato Sauce

September 1, 2015

‘SOS meal! This dish is great because you can use up all the left-overs to make a perfect weekend brunch…’

Leo Williamson
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Turkish Eggs

August 6, 2017

These were trending a while back, but they were made famous long ago by Peter Gordon at Kopapa in Covent Garden London (now closed). I had them there and thought them a bit gloopy (sorry Peter/Turkey).

Mr WDC
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Chocolate Sundae Pancakes

February 3, 2016

‘An amazing quick Pancake Day recipe, a show stopping dinner party surprise or an indulgent movie night treat…’

Leo Williamson
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Asparagus, Jersey Royal and Parmesan Fritatta

June 4, 2019

Fresh asparagus is full of flavour and goodness – the perfect vegetable to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dairy, eggs, potatoes, Parmesan and parsley all marry well with tasty asparagus and come together to create this delicious frittata recipe.

Mr WDC
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Skillet Style Cornbread

April 3, 2017

This recipe replicates the crusty and crunchy style of cornbread that is made in a cast iron skillet (but uses a normal cake tin). It also uses a cornmeal that can now be found in most supermarkets.

Mr WDC
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Ranch Dip and Dressing

May 15, 2016

‘A true WDC favourite here. We have received packets of pre made ranch powder from America for years. But now Dad has shared how to make it yourself!’

Leo Williamson
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Tosi Gorgonzola Canapés with Pumpkin and Mushroom

July 24, 2019

Gorgonzola has quite specific likes – I’ve tried to find good partners for both the dolce and the piccante.

Mr WDC
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The Best Way To Store Fresh Herbs

September 4, 2015

Fresh herbs are great – but why is it so difficult to keep them fresh…

Mr WDC
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Cinnamon Apple Pie

September 20, 2017

With an abundance of apples being harvested, what better way to use your bounty than with this autumnal cinnamon apple pie.

Mr WDC
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25 Go Mad in Franco Manca, Richmond

June 8, 2017

A new Franco Manca restaurant has just opened in Richmond. WDC was invited, with around 20 other influencers, to the soft launch.

Mr WDC
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Jerk Pork with Jerk Sauce and Mango & Pineapple Relish

July 23, 2016

‘Summer is here! Time to go to your local butchers, pick up some good meat and fire up the BBQ! Try out dad’s tasty Caribbean Jerk marinade with a yummy mango and pineapple relish!’

Leo Williamson
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A Summer Barbecue

June 21, 2015

Barbecues are great fun – here’ a few tips about how to plan a stress free and fun barbecue…

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Tuna Sesame

June 27, 2019

It’s a Japanese way to mix sesame sauces in with food – I suspect the reason is because the sauce is so good it can’t help being slipped into all sorts of dishes…

Mr WDC
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Japanese Chicken Curry

November 12, 2016

Your very own ‘Japanese Soul’ food made right in your own home.

Mr WDC
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