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Get stuck in to these tasty fish dishes with a side of gin in every colour

Check out these easy-to-make and oh so delicious Thai fishcakes with a tomato sauce and creamy tarragon salmon which is sure to warm you up this winter.

Baked Thai Fishcakes

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 20 minutes’ chilling
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Calories: 163
Sat fat: 1g


For the fishcakes

  • 200g white fish
  • 150g raw prawns
  • 2tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1tsp fish sauce
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • 50g green beans, finely sliced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion,finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, bruised
  • 1tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 1tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 1tsp palm (or granulated) sugar
  • 1-2tbsp fish sauce
  • Juice 1 lime
  • Fresh coriander


Creamy tarragon salmon

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Calories: 331
Sat fat: 5g

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin removed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 100ml white wine
  • 400ml vegetable stock
  • 80g sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp crème fraiche
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach, wilted
  • Small handful fresh tarragon, leaves picked
  • Juice 1 lemon


Compiled by: Kirsty Spence

Photography: Mowie Kay Prop

Styling: Katie de Toney

Food styling: Maud Eden

Stockist: Spar (Spar.co.uk)

Taste the rainbow


First came pink gin, but now there’s a spectrum of technicolour tipples out there


From left:

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  • McQueen Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin, £19.99 – buy now
  • Foxdenton Lemon & Cucumber Gin Liqueur, £20 – buy now
  • Asda Extra Special Gingerbread Gin Liqueur, £12 – buy now
  • Hayman’s Sloe Gin, £26; Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin, £14.50 – buy now
  • JJ Whitley Violet Gin, £16 – buy now
  • Photography: Wilfried Haubenberger  
  • Stockists: Asda (Asda.com), Foxdenton (Foxdentonestate.co.uk), Greenall’s (Tesco.com), Hayman’s (Marksandspencer.com), JJ Whitley (Ocado.com), McQueen (Aldi.co.uk), The Old Curiosity (Johnlewis.com)


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