Pete & Leo

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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.

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Canapés

November 20, 2020

Here’s a classic mixture of tuna and sweetcorn served as a handsome canapé.

Mr WDC
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Seared Tuna & Sweetcorn Salsa

October 18, 2020

A Mexican inspired tuna and sweetcorn recipe.

Mr WDC
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Tuna & Sweetcorn Pizza in a Pan

October 1, 2020
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Grilled Tuna and Sweetcorn Romesco Sauce

December 7, 2020

Grilled tuna (from a tin) meets sweetcorn in the guise of a romesco sauce.

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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Vegan Chocolate Cake

January 12, 2021

As good a vegan cake as they come..

Mr WDC
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Corned Beef & Hash

September 2, 2016

Love it or loathe it, corned beef has been an essential food for centuries.

Mr WDC
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Creamy, Buttery Asparagus Risotto

April 6, 2019

‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’

Leo Williamson
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Strawberry Tiramisu

August 26, 2015

‘Dad offers us a twist on the classic…’

Pete
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Tapas

June 20, 2015

‘We love Spain, love tapas and Dad loves cooking tapas. And I like eating it (don’t we all?). It’s fun, tasty and full of variety…’

Pete
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Homemade Tortilla Chips From Soft Tortilla Wraps

April 4, 2017

Brilliant trick for making tortilla chips from normal (UK) supermarket tortilla wraps. (You can’t just fry them!)

Mr WDC
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And what, exactly, are you supposed to do with a thousand-year-old egg?

January 17, 2017

This was one of many questions I had on my mind during my latest foray into London for January’s Time Out article.

Mr WDC
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Homemade Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

February 19, 2016

‘Well this was absolutely beautiful! Dad always makes the best homemade pasta and I must say I did eat more than three…’

Pete
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Asparagus Vignarola

June 18, 2019

This is an Italian stew made from spring vegetables including artichokes, broad beans, peas. My version includes asparagus, which shares the sweet earthy taste of main ingredients. In some versions the vegetables are deliverately overcooked. However, here they are cooked till tender and arranged over grilled polenta.

Mr WDC
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Marisa’s Pasta

June 3, 2020

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

April 5, 2019

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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Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chopped Salad

April 3, 2017

“Super simple, and very easy 30 Minute American Style Chopped Salad for two with under 10 ingredients.”

Leo Williamson
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Grilled Asparagus

May 16, 2019

This is not really a recipe, more a method for grilling or griddling your asparagus.

Mr WDC
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Homemade Mexican Chicharrones

February 15, 2016

‘I’ve been finding these hidden away in tupperware boxes… turns out it’s Dad perfecting this crispy Mexican snack!’

Leo Williamson
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Asparagus and Salmon Quiche

May 29, 2017

The boys are not keen on quiche – but I cannot see what is not to like. Besides putting asparagus in a quiche is a good way to enjoy the asparagus season.

Mr WDC
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Piedmont Peppers

April 23, 2016

‘How to make delicious, sweet piedmont peppers at home in less than an hour.’

Leo Williamson
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Fast and Easy Baked Cod

July 12, 2016

‘Here’s a healthy, easy Baked Cod recipe from Dad. Delicious fish on the bone that holds in all the juices, garnished with black olives and basil.’

Leo Williamson
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Pan Roasted Loin of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce

July 11, 2016

‘The sauce is amazing! Any recipe with a sauce from WDC you need to try! But, this one is a little trickier, so cook it as a show stopper for friends or family you want to impress!’

Leo Williamson
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Quick Mexican Fajitas

September 30, 2015

‘We’ve been eating Mexican food for as long as I can remember. This simple fajita meal is perfect for a family feast, kids birthday party or having your mates over for the big game…’

Pete
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