Thai Fish Cakes

Chef made these fish cakes for the shoot today, they were so yummy, really nice to have a fish cake that isn’t full of potato. I really liked them and they looked pretty easy to make too. Recipe below. 
 
 
 
500g skinless salmon
2tbsp Thai fish sauce
1tbsp Thai red curry paste
1tsp finely grated lime zest
1tbsp finely chopped coriander
1 egg white
1tsp caster sugar
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2tbsp veg oil
 
Put the fish, fish sauce, curry paste, lime zest, coriander, egg white and sugar in a blender and whiz until smooth. Put the mix in a bowl and mix in the spring onions.
 
Divide mix into 16 patties, 3cm thick,  wet hand makes this a little easier.
 
Fry the patties in batched in a large frying pan. Cook for 5 minutes then flip them over and cook for a further 4 minutes. Then eat…yay!

Spicy Prawns

I’ve been shooting recipes all week, these were yummy so I thought I’d share.
 

 
1 medium red chilli, chopped
1tsp paprika
1tsp medium curry powder
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 shallot, diced
2 lemon grassed, chopped
5cm ginger, peeled, chopped
475g large uncooked prawns
Small bunch of coriander, chopped
2 lemons, cut into wedges
 
Put the chili, paprika, curry powder, garlic, lemon grass, ginger and a little water into a blender and blitz until smooth. Marinade the prawns in the mixture overnight.
 
To cook pan fry for a couple of minutes each side. Garnish with coriander and lemon.
 


Lucky 7

I’ve always wanted to eat at Lucky 7, ever since I heard about it a year or so ago and as I was in Notting Hill on Saturday, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to check it out with my friend Jo. I had the lentil burger, Jo had the California, we shared fries and both had chocolate malt shakes. The place was perfect, better than I had imagined. The staff we really friendly too… I would really recommend a visit!

Woburn Coffee House

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning, catching up with a good friend and testing out a cute coffee shop in the village.

I walk past Woburn Coffee House every time I walk into the village and every time the selection cute vintage tea cups and cake stands in the window draw my attention. I’ve wanted to go in there for ages now, so when I arrange to meet up with my lovely friend Amanda for morning coffee, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to check it out.

It was beautiful inside, so many pretty things for us to look at as well as the gorgeous looking cakes. We ordered a cream tea, coffee and a croque monsieur. The food was as beautiful as the place and all freshly made and really tasted. We were made very welcome by the friendly, chatty staff… so glad we chose to go there.

The perfect Saturday morning.