All posts tagged: King Prawns

Lunch at Mannion and Co, York

Since my Mum moved back to the UK earlier in the year, I’ve been able to make quite a few trips back up to Yorkshire and my hometown, York. It’s such a pretty city! During my last visit, we had lunch at Mannion and Co in the city centre. We came across the deli style window display and after peeking inside, thought it looked great! As the weather was nice, we thought we’d make the most of the end of Summer and sit outside in the courtyard. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but it was small and quaint and a perfect spot to soak up the last of the sun. The Mannion family first opened this premise as a green grocers 25 years ago, and over time they have restored the Tudor frontage visible from the courtyard. The business is now a joint venture between John Mannion and his son in law, Andrew Burton, who works as the Head Chef and has won numerous rosettes and Michelin stars for many of the county’s best restaurants and hotels. John …

Sea Bream & King Prawns with Kale Recipe

During the week, we tried out a fishmongers in Tooting, which was quite novel for us, as we didn’t have anything like this on our doorstep in Bow. So we got quite excited about what was on offer, everything from squid to oysters. One of my favourite fish is sea bream, or tsipoura as we called it in Cyprus. It was always served whole, cooked on the BBQ and served with chips and a huge number of meze plates. You can read an example of this here, one of my previous blog posts about Yialos Taverna in Paphos. The entire meal, including drinks, would normally cost no more than about 15 Euros per person, so I was always disappointed when I first moved back to the UK, when ordering sea bream or bass in a restaurant, that it was already filleted and was often pretty pricey. Part of the fun is filleting the fish, and I also (perhaps weirdly) really like the taste of the skin, which you often don’t get served in restaurants. The …