Pineapple and Prawn Salad

When I was on holiday in Hawaii, we went to the Dole Plantation. We packed up the kids, popped them into strollers with snacks and bottles of water, and off we went with the promise of a train trip. Emma was dressed in coordinated shades of pink; she was ready. Ethan was watching Micky Mouse…

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…

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…

Danish Sennepsmel (Fish Mustard Powder for Sauce)

I recently sent a friend a packet of Danish Sennepsmel (mustard powder) without translating the recipe in to English. Danish mustard sauce is traditionally served with poached cod. It’s intensely hot but that can be adjusted by either adding less powdered mustard seed or more broth. I use sennepsmel is all manner of foods. You…

The Letter Z is for: Zingy Mackerel

First of all, a zillion trillion thanks to each and every one of you who took the time read Misk Cooks, and thank you for the opportunity you’ve given me to make such wonderful new friends. It’s my hope that we’ll have many more months of cookery fun together in the future. Thank you! And…