Creamy

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I’m Paul, I’ve been a professional and private Superyacht chef for over 20 years. My wife Claire and I live in Sheffield, England. Favourite things include my family, travel & chocolate. Learn more

Smoked Aubergine Salad

This is a healthy salad that is great as a mezze side dish. Smoky, lemony and full of flavour. This would be perfect with a nice grilled piece of fish such as Sea bass or Sea trout. Or if you are vegetarian, a mezze platter of falafel, hummus, grilled flatbread and...

Rising from Quarantine

Inspiration. All you need is a little inspiration and my hope is whether you are looking for fun and exciting recipes or healthier recipes to get you back on track, that PopUp Chef can be that inspiration. During these last 4 weeks of the COVID-19 epidemic, life has...

Sweet Chilli English Fish Cakes

Sweet chilli English fish cakes are great for a summers day lunch. These fish cakes are packed with flavour, basil, chives, spring onion and sweet chilli along with the salmon, cod and prawns make these fish cakes, delicious and moreish. Coat with panko breadcrumbs...

New York Cheesecake

The best ever New York Cheesecake is here, look no further, you've found the most smooth, velvety and creamy New York Cheesecake. To make the perfect baked cheesecake is all about how you cook it, overcook the cheesecake and you will get a dry and grainy cheesecake....

Sea Bass with Ginger sauce

Soft and succulent steamed Sea Bass with a fragrant ginger sauce. I got this Thai-Chinese recipe from the Thai course I did in Bangkok in 2018. The ginger sauce and filling really make this Sea Bass dish delicious. Serve with some nice wok morning glory and steamed...

Sweet Miso baked aubergine

I first tried this dish in a Japanese restaurant in Sheffield and I was surprised how well miso and aubergine went together. So I had to recreate the dish and boy is it good. The soft aubergine flesh with the sweet miso is a real indulgence. Again surprisingly easy to...

Creamy Mushroom, Pumpkin & Blue Cheese-Tart

I got this shortcrust pastry recipe out of the late great Gary Rhodes book, New British Classics. If you ever need any proper British classic recipes, I recommend the main man, Gary Rhodes. Gary Rhodes first book, Rhodes Around Britain, was my first ever cookbook that...

Soft Burger Buns

Beautiful soft burger buns are fabulous for a meaty or veggie burger. They are even great for a nice roast pork sandwich. These for me are a cross between a burger bun and a brioche bun. First, you activate the yeast in warm water, milk and sugar for 5 minutes until...

Spinach, Pumpkin & Ricotta Tortelloni

Beautiful little tortelloni filled with spinach, butternut squash pumpkin and ricotta in a creamy, butter and parmesan sauce. Absolutely divine. Since the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has been happening, this is the best dish I've cooked. It's so so good....

Homemade Fresh Pasta

Homemade fresh pasta seems more intimidating than it actually is. All you do is mix flour, eggs, olive oil and salt in a bowl with a fork, then bring it together and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes to an hour. I like to add some...