A Taste For… Miso | Japanese-Style Miso Cod

Miso Cod on Kavey Eats

Are you familiar with umami? Discovered (and named) by Japanese scientist Kikunae Ikeda back in 1908 and known as the fifth taste group (alongside sweet, sour, bitter and salty), umami is most commonly translated as ‘savoury’ or ‘meaty’ and is a flavour profile that most of us enjoy in our food, whether or not we ... Read more »

Smoked Salmon & Leek Macaroni Cheese

Pasta is at the heart of many of our favourite recipes – especially during colder and darker months when rich, warming comfort foods are the order of the day. Bertolli have a lovely recipe for macaroni cheese with prosciutto and leeks which we’ve adapted by substituting smoked salmon for the ham. This is very much ... Read more »

Nori-Wrapped Hot Smoked Salmon Cubes With Miso Mayonnaise

For me, mayonnaise is indelibly associated with the summer; an integral part of food eaten outside. The picnic rugs and garden tables of my childhood were laden with bacon and mayo-dressed potato-salad, rich and creamy coleslaws, a huge bowl of tuna-sweetcorn-mayo and a bottle of homemade Marie Rose sauce to slather over burgers and sausages ... Read more »

Luiz Hara’s Nikkei Sea Bream with Yuzu & Green Jalapeno Rice

This delicious recipe for Nikkei Sea Bream with Yuzu and Green Jalapeno Rice is from Luiz Hara’s first cookbook, Nikkei Cuisine: Japanese Food the South American Way. Read our review of Nikkei Cuisine by Luiz Hara. Nikkei Sea Bream with Yuzu & Green Jalapeño Rice Tai gohan (sea-bream rice) is a classic of Japanese home ... Read more »

Sous Vide Salmon With Lime Butter

I love raw salmon – I don’t think there’s enough salmon sashimi in this world to sate me. And I love cured and smoked salmon – both the hot and cold smoked varieties… utterly gorgeous. But although I’ve had lovely cooked salmon plenty of times, I’ve also been served some hideously overcooked salmon; so much ... Read more »

Baked Chorizo, Cod & Potatoes

On a rainy day in February, when it seemed that half the country had turned into an inland sea, we unexpectedly found ourselves with over four kilos of incredibly fresh, top quality Skrei (line-caught Norwegian cod). We’d been expecting a far smaller delivery but a miscommunication somewhere along the line resulted in “individual portions” being ... Read more »

Norwegian Fish Soup Recipe

In December I was invited to a seafood cookery class hosted by my friend Signe Johansen (blogger, food writer and food anthropologist) on behalf of the Norwegian Seafood Council, to showcase the quality of Norwegian seafood and share some ideas for how to make the most of it. Having cooked several different dishes with the ... Read more »