The Collection

Full collection of home cooked recipes from What Dad Cooked. We’ve got, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and sauces! So enjoy, and don’t forget to tag your meals with #WhatDadCooked

July 8, 2018

Really Easy Creamy Tomato and Basil Tortiglioni

Enjoyed by Bill

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.

June 2, 2018

Pear, Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

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

June 2, 2018

Hake in Green Sauce

Enjoyed by Bill

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.

May 31, 2018

Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

Enjoyed by Bill

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

April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

Enjoyed by Bill

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).

April 8, 2018

Pappardelle with Parma Ham

Enjoyed by Bill

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

April 7, 2018

Roasting Tomatoes

Enjoyed by Bill

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

April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

Enjoyed by Bill

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

March 29, 2018

Beetroot Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

You can’t go wrong with beetroot and goats cheese – so I make no apologies for another version of this tasty combo.

March 23, 2018

Kohlrabi Asian Salad

Enjoyed by Bill

Kohlrabi has a faint taste of coconut. It’s crisp and crunchy, so I thought it would be perfect in an Asian salad.

March 22, 2018

Monk fish and Prawn Methi, Marsoor Dal, Lemon and Chana Dal Pilaf with Paratha and Chutneys

Enjoyed by Bill

I happened across an unusual fresh herb at the market: ‘Fenugreek!’, the stall holder calls out. I asked if I could taste some – definitely interesting. I then asked the man how he cooks with it. ‘How would I know,’ he said, ‘we don’t cook with it, we’re from the Middle East – only Indians cook with it – they call it methi.’ And so, my cooking everything methi phase begins…

March 14, 2018

How To Make A Roast Dinner Last All Week

Enjoyed by Bill

This is not just a post idea – this is how I normally manage our food – sustainably, economically and without waste.

March 10, 2018

Corned Beef & Hash

Enjoyed by Bill

Corned beef has been an essential food for centuries, does it really deserve such a bad press?

March 10, 2018

A Cake for Easter

Enjoyed by Bill

Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.

March 8, 2018

Rhubarb Crumble – Deconstructed

Enjoyed by Bill

Rhubarb is brilliant – it’s got a silly name, it’s vegetable that tastes like fruit, and its pink! My ‘deconstructed’ crumble keeps the shape and the beautiful colour of the rhubarb and transforms a homely pud into a something special.

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