The Denby natural canvas collection is a new tableware range is designed for contemporary living and entertaining. The simple lines and natural colour of the stoneware make the range ideal for everyday use as well as dining with friends and family. Growing up in the Mediterranean, it’s all about relaxed dining – simple, seasonal food cooked well. Whatever fish is caught that day and whatever vegetables happen to be growing in your garden. It’s so common that a neighbour or family member would pop over with a kilo of courgettes or tomatoes that they have left over from their garden and you need to think of several meals you can cook using those ingredients. I actually still have a whole Tupperware of dried oregano from a friend’s garden in Cyprus that I brought it back to the UK with me!
No meal in Cyprus is complete without a bowl of salad too – and so everyone tends to have several plates and bowls surrounding them. This is where meals such as mezes and tapas originated from. The new Denby natural canvas collection is wonderful at making sure the food is the real event and focus on the table.
I’ve said it before on this blog, that if I wasn’t an interior design blogger – I’d be a foodie blogger for sure. When Denby got in touch introducing their new range describing it as ‘comfortable minimalism’, I knew this range would really reflect the food I cook at home. Contemporary and traditional, fresh and yet relaxed – I thought it’d be fun to share one of my recipes with you.
Admittedly, I’m not one for following measurements and tend to throw meals together that work deliciously! As I’m trying my best to eat well before my Wedding in August, These ingredients are all things that I had in the fridge or cupboard and I’ll do my best to remember exactly how I cooked it…
Pan-fried cod and prawns
2 fillets of cod
packet of raw peeled king prawns (175g should be enough)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves
1/2 lemon juice
salt & pepper to season
Heat the coconut oil and crushed garlic in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the garlic has turned a golden brown, add the cod fillets and prawns. Sprinkle over the dried oregano, small pinch of salt and black pepper. A sprinkle of chilli flakes works well with this recipe too. Turn the heat down and put a lid over the frying pan for 2-3 minutes. Squeeze over the lemon juice and serve with rice and a fresh salad.
Coconut oil can be substituted with olive oil and cod with any other white fish.
I’ve never used shop-bought salad dressings as no one ever does in Cyprus! Just get a small glass or bowl and pour in two table spoons of olive oil, one table spoon of balsamic or cider vinegar, squeeze half a lemon, crush one garlic clove and half a spoon of wholegrain mustard makes a delicious dressing. Just increase quantities for a larger salad ; )
I’m really impressed with the Denby natural canvas collection and hoping to add the dinner plates to my collection soon! You can take a look at the full range here.
Have you tried this recipe? Let me know what you think!