Recipes by Gills

Porto: Review

Porto: Review

Porto is a seafood lovers dream. There’s no other way to explain it - packed full of fresh food, cooked simply and traditionally, at a great price and most of the time with a phenomenal view. We started off our Porto culinary experience at Raiz after seeing a post by The Cutlery Chronicles and not [...]

Trawler Trash, Islington, London: Review

Trawler Trash, Islington, London: Review

Trash by name, but not by nature - Gemma and I thoroughly enjoyed our first experience of the latest seafood restaurant to grace Upper Street with its presence. In truth, the "trash" signifies the restaurant's commitment to serving fish that often get disregarded in favour of the traditional catch. The Trawler Trash team are sustainability warriors and we [...]

Canapes and cocktails: Seafood canapes and what drinks to serve with them

Canapes and cocktails: Seafood canapes and what drinks to serve with them

We love entertaining, and we might also like a tipple or two. So we thought it was about time we combined the two and provided you with a list of canapes and cocktails for you to entertain your guests with at your next party. Peruvian Palette Cleanser Scallop Ceviche: This Peruvian dish is made with [...]

Lemon and Passionfruit Posset with Rosemary Biscuit: Recipe

Lemon and Passionfruit Posset with Rosemary Biscuit: Recipe

Disclaimer. This recipe does not include seafood - a first for the Gills blog! However, it has proved so popular at our supper clubs that we thought we had to make an exception. Surprisingly easy, and perfect for a large group these are a nice palate cleanser and a refreshing way to end the meal. [...]

On the Rocks Fish Pie – Spicy fish pie with a filo topping

On the Rocks Fish Pie – Spicy fish pie with a filo topping

Sure, a fish pie usually has mashed potato and a creamy sauce (and we love those also), but sometimes it's good to mix it up. Here we have added a touch of smokiness, roasted peppers and chorizo and topped with crispy filo pastry. Hake works well in this, as it carries the spanish inspired flavours, [...]

Tempura Cockles

Tempura Cockles

Tempura cockles are a long way from the polystyrene cup, vinegar soaked cockles of your childhood. Whilst we love nothing more than sitting on a blustery shore tucking into these delicate seafood snacks, we know that not everyone likes that. There are two surefire ways to make almost anything delicious; crack an egg on it [...]

Lemon Sole with Masala Crust and a Garlic Ghee Butter Recipe

Lemon Sole with Masala Crust and a Garlic Ghee Butter Recipe

Lemon sole is a classic dish, and is often served with a classic butter caper sauce. We have a recipe for that on the blog but also experimented with some spicy flavours to give it a twist. Ghee is traditionally used in Indian cooking and is a form of clarified butter. However, it is heated [...]