5 questions in 5 minutes with our Head Chef Nick:
What is one of your favourite lockdown larder meals to cook?
A chorizo and mozzarella pasta is a family favourite, it’s simple, easy to make, and tastes delicious!
How are you keeping your dishes exciting during this isolation period?
I use a mixture of different herbs and spices to really liven dishes up. By adding fresh basil to my Chorizo and Mozzarella pasta makes it taste like a whole new dish.
What sort of meals are you cooking for your son?
Cooking for your children at home can be a challenge at the best of times, so with this in mind, I get my 6-year-old son Noah involved in cooking his own food. He loves to eat macaroni cheese and garlic bread, so getting him to make the cheese sauce, cook the pasta and even make the homemade garlic bread really helps and makes it fun for everyone.
What activities are you doing to keep you and your family occupied during this time?
It is important for us as a family to keep fit during this difficult period, so we make sure we do some physical exercise each day indoors or in the garden and always try to make it as fun as possible. For example, child led yoga is a big favourite of my sons as he loves making up funny different moves for us to try out. It’s also important to keep your mind active with lots of reading, drawing and making up fun games for everyone to play as a family.
What are your tips for a BBQ/ outdoor cooking during this sunny weather?
My best tip for a BBQ is to try cooking things other than burgers and sausages and be creative! For example, small chunks of chicken, pork or lamb along with things like peppers, tomatoes or courgettes marinated on a skewer is incredibly delicious.
At the Crab Shed we are all about fresh fish and shellfish, so I would always recommend BBQing fresh mackerel, salmon fillets and large prawns - they taste exceptional after being cooked in tin foil with lemon, herbs and a little olive oil.