CK Rock

CK Rock

At CK Rock in Cornwall we are lucky enough to have a fantastic array of freshly-caught fish, seasonal produce and the most stunning surroundings on earth. Although I am now based in Dorset, by special arrangement I can come to Cornwall to cook a bespoke menu for you, your family and your guests. If you’d like a little inspiration, please take a look at my menu below.

Summer Menu

Starters

  • Gazpacho – the Spanish classic with juicy, ripe tomatoes and smoky paprika
  • Green gazpacho – a fresh twist on the original, made with cucumber, green pepper, spinach and walnuts
  • Herb-stuffed tomatoes
  • Marinated red peppers with buffalo mozzarella
  • Figs with goat’s cheese, honey, basil & rocket
  • Bruschetta with figs & cured ham, mixed roast vegetables and tomato & basil
  • Crab salad with baby plum tomatoes, avocado, pink grapefruit & citrus dressing
  • Porthilly oysters (grown less than a mile from Treverra), served with wedges of lemon and a shallot & vinegar dressing
  • Ceviche – super-fresh raw fish marinated in lemon or lime juice, with fresh vegetables or fruit, olive oil, spices and herbs. Lemon sole & peppers; Scallop & mango; Mackerel & pomegranate – or whatever else is particularly lovely and fresh from the sea that day!
  • Cornish crab with tarragon aïoli – ideal for lunch or snacking, piled onto fresh bread or my Norwegian crisp breads

Mains

  • Roast fillet of beef – cooked exactly how you like it, delivered warm for eating straight away, but also fantastic cold the next day for lunches or picnics. Choose from a chunky tomato salsa, a rocket & horseradish sauce or a watercress & mustard sauce
  • Saffron-scented chicken pilaf – tender chicken breast and basmati rice studded with toasted almonds, pistachios, cashews and pine nuts, with aromas of cardamom and lemon
  • Honey and mustard salmon – lightly marinated, this can be grilled in advance or delivered to you ready to grill yourself and eat hot
  • Tiger prawns with peas & lettuce leaves with a tarragon vinaigrette
  • Whole lobsters with herby aïoli
  • Smoky frittata – with smoked cheese, sliced new potatoes, loads of herbs and smoky paprika – wonderful hot out of the oven, or delicious eaten cold for a picnic

Salads and vegetables (these work really well as a side dish, or choose a selection of three or four for a complete vegetarian meal)

  • Cole slaw – a light, tangy version with green cabbage or kohlrabi (when available), carrots and dried blueberries
  • Cucumber & poppy seed salad
  • Watermelon & feta salad
  • Mixed baby leaf salad
  • Roasted beetroot & butternut squash with sunflower seeds, salad leaves and maple vinaigrette
  • Aubergine & tomato – a rich, chunky warm salsa that goes well (warm or cold) with the frittata, or scooped up with hunks of bread
  • French beans & mangetout with hazelnut & orange
  • Chargrilled broccoli with chilli & garlic
  • Grilled summer vegetables with halloumi – a light, summery meal in itself, full of colours, textures and aromas, the fresh vegetables are drizzled with basil oil and offset beautifully by the salty, robust cheese
  • Asparagus & samphire – the latter is a salty, tender and juicy vegetable that grows locally during the summer – virtually impossible to get when you’re not by the coast, it’s worth making the most of while in Cornwall
  • Aïoli: my homemade mayonnaise with a touch of garlic – you’ll never reach for the Hellmans ever again…

Grains, beans and potatoes

  • Avocado, bulgar wheat & pea salad
  • Garlicky & lemony cannellini beans
  • Potato salad with herbs
  • Twice-baked potatoes – creamy and tangy at the same time, with crème fraîche, mature Cornish Cheddar and spring onions
  • Lentil, pecan & roast beetroot salad with Cornish goat’s cheese
  • Quinoa with roasted summer vegetables and a green herby dressing
  • Wholegrain & wild rice with herbs & lemon

Family food

  • Lasagne – the Italian classic made from scratch
  • Lasagne Florentine – a vegetarian version, with spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms
  • Fish pie – using sustainably caught Cornish white fish and juicy prawns
  • Chicken nuggets – bites of organic chicken coated in egg and fresh breadcrumbs, ready to cook from frozen in the oven
  • Fish goujons – the best Cornish white fish, coated in crunchy breadcrumbs
  • Bolognaise sauce – an unbeatable accompaniment to a bowl of spaghetti
  • Pesto – fresh basil and rocket, Parmesan and pine nuts
  • Amatriciana sauce – caramelised red onions, red wine, tomatoes, pancetta & basil, with a hint of chilli (which can be left out if you prefer a non-spicy version)
  • Seasonal vegetable soup – smooth and delicious, packed full of healthy veg
  • Thai chicken, fish or vegetable curry – a freshly-made paste of fresh herbs and spices is at the heart of this fresh, zingy curry made with coconut milk and either chicken or seasonal veg
  • Swedish meat balls
  • Roast chicken with lemon and garlic
  • Dauphinois potatoes – layers of wafer-thin potato baked with cream
  • Ratatouille – aubergine, red peppers, courgette and basil make up this Provençal classic (or delicious eaten cold, especially with some fresh mint from the garden, chopped and stirred through)
  • Thin crust pizza with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella and the toppings of your choice

For the BBQ or griddle

  • Hamburgers – 100% organic beef, with your choice of cheddar & bacon, guacamole or goat’s cheese (or please ask if you have your own favourites)
  • Marinated skirt steak with ginger, honey, spring onions and soy sauce
  • Meat kebabs – lamb or chicken, sausage & bacon in a sweet mustard marinade
  • Fish kebabs with basil mayonnaise – chunks of firm white Cornish fish, salmon or prawns with fresh herbs and lemon

Puddings, cakes, cookies and crispbreads

  • Italian blueberry and olive oil cake – with lemon and orange zest, this makes a great accompaniment to Cornish clotted cream
  • Dense chocolate brownies – so fudgy, they need to be kept in the fridge.  Serve with a scoop of ice cream or sorbet, or just a cup of coffee
  • Cherry tart – crunchy almond pastry base with a custard filling and cherries (when in season – or I can use other soft fruit as available)
  • Carrot cake with cream cheese icing
  • Pavlova – chocolate or plain meringue, with whipped cream and fresh berries
  • Crème brûlée
  • Selection of ice creams and sorbets made to order.  We love English strawberries & cream, crème fraîche sorbet, salted caramel ice cream… but please let me know if you have a particular favourite you’d like me to make. Add a butterscotch or salted caramel sauce.
  • Fruit crumble – filled with whatever seasonal fruit you fancy, the topping is crunchy with toasted almonds
  • Korova cookies – crumbly, intense, dark chocolate cookies with a pinch of Cornish sea salt to offset the cocoa
  • Milk chocolate chip cookies – slightly soft and a little bit chewy
  • Wholewheat Norwegian crispbreads made with sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseeds

Breakfast

All you need for breakfast, delivered to your door – choose from homemade jam (summer favourites include strawberry or rhubarb & vanilla from the Treverra garden), ready-to-bake croissants, home-baked bread, my own homemade honey & almond granola, fresh milk, juices, coffee, tea, ingredients for a full English breakfast and even your favourite newspaper.

Picnics

I can make up a picnic for you to take on a day out to one of the wonderful local beaches. We can provide crockery and cutlery, as well as rugs to keep you toasty warm; I’ll prepare and pack all you need to eat and drink: salads, homemade breads, cold meats, cheese, sandwiches for kids, hot soup, chocolate brownies… and the all-important chilled bottle of rosé.

I can prepare some dishes to order and deliver them to your kitchen.  If you would like me to come and cook for you in your own home – for example, if you’d like to enjoy some of the fabulous local seafood, such as scallops, mackerel and mussels – do please ask and I’ll be happy to discuss menus, ideas and pricing with you. I have a great deal of experience cooking for guests with special dietary requirements, so do please feel to ask me about this.

Do let me know about any allergies or intolerances when ordering.

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