Grilled Tuna Salad Sandwich with Lime Mayo

Dear John, Ready to kill off a few more tins of tuna? This is a really easy way of making an ordinary tuna sandwich just a bit special. In addition to the usual necessities of a tuna sandwich, you’ll need one ripe lime and some fresh chives. Dill works, too, but personally I’m not keen;…

I’ve Cracked It: How To Make A Poached Egg

How to Poach An Egg Have we been fooled into believing that poaching an egg is best left to the expertly trained chefs at The Savoy or The Park Lane. Is that why so few of us ‘cooks’ dare attempt it? Perhaps, but consider this: Firstly: In a quarter of a second, Google found 1,500,000…

How to Pan-Fry Chicken Breasts

I might be teaching soap to foam but I’ve just discovered how to pan-fry the moistest, most tender skinless chicken breast to ever touch your fork. Mr Misk isn’t a fan of pan-fried chicken breasts, saying that they’re too dry and tasteless, so for years I’ve been casseroling them or serving them with sauce to…

Grilled Tuna Sarnie with Melted Brie

Dear John Recipe: Grilled Tuna Sarnie with Melted Brie Cheese Here’s another way to kill off a can of tuna, John. It’s gushingly glorious with Brie but equally delish with Edam or any other cheese that’s willing to melt under a bit of heat. A thin spread of mayo on the outside of the bread…

Quick Tuna Noodle Casserole

Dear John Recipe: Quick Tuna Noodle Casserole I do mean quick, John. About 15-minutes to put together and then another 15-20 minutes in the oven to warm it up. That’s quick. So, here’s another way to kill off a tin or two of tuna, get one or two of your 5-a-day fruit and veg, a…

Armenian Main Dish

Dear John Recipes: Armenian Main Dish Dear John, Your grandmother made this meal-in-a-pot often when I was a child. I gobbled it down in much the same way that you and your brother inhaled it between gulps of milk when you were kids. It’s comfort food, it’s kids’ food, it’s clear out the fridge food,…

Creamed Tuna on Rice

Dear John Recipes: How-To-Make Creamed Tuna on Rice This is a new category dedicated to my son, John, who is a very accomplished cook but he sometimes likes to know “Howd-ja-do-that?” I hope to give him a few frugal recipes to help stretch his teacher’s salary. The first recipe, Creamed Tuna, is one that I…