Summer seafood recipes

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At Watergate Bay Hotel we can trace all our fish back to the fisherman, which is really important to our chefs. Like any ingredient, fish is seasonal and we always look to our local fisherman first. Being so close to the ocean, seafood plays a big part in our menus in all our restaurants especially […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , , on July 10, 2013


Razor clams with D’Nujotto

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Serves 4 (starter) Ingredients 1 roll of fresh razor clams (1kg) 100g D’Nujotto (Italian spreading salami) 200ml white wine 20g flat leaf parsley Method Rinse the razor clams really well in cold water. Place a large saucepan with a tight fitting lid on the stove and get it quite hot before adding the cleaned razor […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on June 26, 2013


Summer pudding and clotted cream

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Serves 8 Ingredients 1 x 2pt pudding bowl 1 white sliced loaf 750g mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, blueberries etc) 200g castor sugar 1 lemon 250g clotted cream Method Take half of the washed berries and place in a saucepan and add the sugar, place over a medium heat until it starts to bubble. […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , on June 18, 2013


Royal Cornwall Show round up

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This weekend was the 220th year of Royal Cornwall Show and what a year it was! The show attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year all eager to see the amazing line up of Cornish produce and trade. It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is packed full of exhibits and activities which offer so […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Out & about and tagged , , , , , on June 11, 2013


Pan fried Cornish hake with Rodda’s clotted cream and cider sauce

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Serves 4 Ingredients 50g shallots (peeled and sliced) 200ml of dry cider 100ml of apple juice 200ml of fish or chicken stock I find chicken stock works well with fish as it is light in flavour and doesn’t overpower the fish 200g of Rodda’s clotted cream Salt and pepper Flour for dusting 4 darnes of […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Recipes and tagged , , , , on June 10, 2013


It’s strawberry season!

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As Cornish strawberries start to come into season we thought we’d tell you about the local artisan supplier we use at Watergate Bay. Buttervilla, based in South East Cornwall in the Tamar Valley, are a small but specialist business, supplying only to those in the local area. In 2006, Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, introduced Buttervilla […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 30, 2013


Buttervilla’s Heritage tomatoes #ChooseCornish

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Buttervilla Farm nestles in a beautiful valley a mile from St Germans situated on the historic Port Eliot estate. For the last thirty years Rob and his family, have been growing heritage tomatoes, fruit, herbs and vegetables on a small scale. They are cropped young and tender, harvested and delivered within hours for that special […]

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‘Bubble-nuts’ – doughnut recipe

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These are our delicious ‘bubble-nuts’ which were served in the Veuve Clicquot deck during Polo on the Beach 2013. An elegant afternoon tea of Champagne in tea cups and doughnuts! Makes 23 mini ‘bubble-nuts’ (30g) Ingredients 10g dried yeast 40g castor sugar 150ml warmed milk 375g strong plain flour extra for dusting pinch salt 50g […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , , , on May 28, 2013


Ceviche of salmon and scallops with tomato salsa

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Serves 4 Ingredients 300g salmon fillet 8 scallops cleaned Juice of 8 limes 500g plum tomatoes or similar 2 banna shallots (or 1 small red onion) 100g coriander 100ml extra virgin olive oil 30ml sherry vinegar Cornish sea salt Micro leaves to garnish Method Skin and remove any dark meat from the salmon before cutting […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 26, 2013


Cornish monkfish with asparagus, new potatoes and wild garlic pesto

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This recipe has come straight from the dining room dinner menu. Executive Chef, Neil Haydock, has decided to pick this for the bank holiday weekend as monkfish is abundant in the Cornish waters and very underused outside of restaurants. It’s not your typical fish neither being round or flat and therefore people are scared to […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Neil Haydock, Recipes and tagged , , , on May 24, 2013