Category Fish and Seafood

Prawn Toast | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Prawn Toast

Homemade prawn toast is easier than you think and tastes as good as your favourite Chinese restaurant’s. Great for parties or to serve as a starter with your favourite Chinese main. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Anybody that knows me, knows I love prawns. I […]

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Chilli-Lime Crema

These beer-battered fish tacos with chilli-lime crema are a quick and easy meal that is full of flavour and perfect on a warm summer’s evening served with an ice cold beer. The countdown is majorly on now. T minus 15 days until we fly out of London. I’m internally stressing that there’s still so much to […]

Prawn Saganaki | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Prawn Saganaki

You might not know this about me, but I love prawns. Maybe I haven’t told you this before? Alright, maybe I have! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a prawn recipe, but I feel that now is the perfect time, because spring is nearly here. The weather has warmed up (slightly), the sun is […]

Salmon Burgers with Dill Mayonnaise | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Salmon Burgers with Dill Mayonnaise

Hello dear friends! I’m sorry for my absence over the last couple of weeks. You see, it was my birthday last week (26!) and Iain and I decided to escape the plummeting temperatures of London for some warmer climes. We spent a week in Tenerife in the Canary Islands soaking up the sun and sipping […]

Prawns in Garlic Beer Sauce | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Prawns in Garlic Beer Sauce

Did you know that I only started drinking beer this year? Well, of course you didn’t, because you don’t know me in real life, but I did. I never liked it before. It was too bubbly and too bitter and just not my cup of tea. I normally drink cider (hard cider I believe my […]

Creamy Prawn & Mushroom Linguine | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Creamy Prawn & Mushroom Linguine

The prawn monster has been let loose in our flat again! She’s the cookie monster’s long lost sister, and her catchphrase is ‘Me want prawns.’ She has a bit more of an adult palate than cookie monster, and she might also very closely resemble someone called Alice. I’ve said it before and I’ll say a million […]

Sriracha Butter Prawn Skewers | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Sriracha Butter Prawn Skewers

What screams summer food to you? For me, it’s prawns. And a good Aussie barbecue. Living in a flat with no balcony means the barbecue isn’t an option this summer, but the prawns definitely are, so I’m getting my fair share while the weather is warm. I’m going to admit that I’ve been using frozen […]