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 Summer Roll

June 7, 2019

Asian asparagus salad in a rice paper wrap – not your usual way with asparagus – but well worth the effort.

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Asparagus Fondue

June 20, 2019

Asparagus goes well with Parmesan cheese. Asparagus also goes well with Taleggio and Gruyèr. It seems we can assume that asparagus works with cheese generally – so why not a fondue?

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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.

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.

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Tuna & Sweetcorn Rillettes

November 10, 2020

These rillettes are similar to potting tuna & sweetcorn or a making a pate of the combo. Whatever you call then, you have all the great flavours of tuna in sweetcorn in handy jar that keeps for days.

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Tuna & Sweetcorn Taglierini

November 22, 2020

My version of a tuna & sweetcorn standard.

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Tuna and Sweetcorn Croquetas

June 17, 2021

Your favourite combo, tuna and sweetcorn, now brought to you in the form of delectible croquetas!

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Salmon Croquetas

June 17, 2021

The usual Spanish croqueta is made with jamon. These versions are made with smoked salmon. They work really well and would not go amiss on any tapas menu.

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Panna Cotta Cake

June 13, 2021

Dad’s amazing chocolate panna cotta cake.

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Tortilla Tapas and Spicy Fried Chickpeas

June 9, 2021

The proper Spanish way with tortilla and a neat trick for moreish chickpeas.

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Porchetta: A Traditional Italian Stuffed Roast Pork Joint

May 26, 2021

A traditional Italian roast pork joint for a special occasion.

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

January 12, 2021

As good a vegan cake as they come..

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Top 10 Classic Family Meals

November 24, 2020

A list of our top family meals we used to have together when the children were growing up.

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Tuna and sweetcorn. A match made in heaven, or a culinary mismatch?

November 1, 2020

Dad’s take on combining tuna and sweetcorn.

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Marisa’s Pasta

June 3, 2020

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

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Mixed Salad

June 1, 2020

Everyday greenery

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Strawberry Fool

May 31, 2020

A simple fool to knock up with strawberries and cream

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Panelle (Sicilian Chickpea Fritters) with Lemon Basil Flowers

November 4, 2019

A Sicilian specialty made with chickpea flour. I’ve made my variety using lemon-scented basil flowers from Casanova and Daughters of Covent Garden.

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Caponata with Cinnamon Basil Flowers

September 26, 2019

Caponata is a Sicilian specialty. I’ve adapted the recipe to include basil flowers scented with cinnamon.

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Sicilian Anchovies at Casanova and Daughters

September 25, 2019

A lovely memory of a Seven Dials gem.

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Tosi Gorgonzola Canapés , Ice Cream, Burgers and Wardorf Salads

September 23, 2019

This may seem a little over-the-top for a dinner party – but you will certainly make an impression!

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Popcorn and Caviar

August 25, 2019

This may seem a little ‘left field’ or a crazy culinary ruse – but in fact it is grounded very objectively into our family’s Thanksgiving story…

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Tosi Gorgonzola Tuna and Bresaola Canapés

July 24, 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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Tosi Gorgonzola with Asparagus on Polenta

June 30, 2019

Well, what do you know, here’s a taste combination from out of the blue! Asparagus and dolci Gorgonzola. Add grilled polenta and well-paired wine and you will be in Italian food heaven.

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