"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" LdV

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

HONEY AND CURRY SALMON (Saumon miel et curry)

HONEY AND CURRY SALMON
(Saumon miel et curry)
 

It is so easy to cook with fish and it addition it goes perfectly well with sweet and sour taste. So please find a supersonic salmon recipe. Handy and healthy, it is going to be a classic on your table I am sure! Combination are endless if you are not too keen on curry, you may add nearly anything you wish... Enjoy!




Wine pairing : Minervois (White) from Languedoc-Roussillon.







HONEY AND CURRY SALMON 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Salmon
Fresh ginger

In your cupboard 
Onion
Sesame oil
Madras curry
Honey
Rice



HONEY AND CURRY SALMON
Serves 4

Sunday, 15 October 2017

MELANZANE ALLA ROMANA (Stuffed Aubergines)

MELANZANE ALLA ROMANA 
(Stuffed Aubergines)

For the purist it is obviously a kind of melanzane alla romana as I have omitted the breadcrumbs and the eggs for an express version... I used as well a tin of chopped tomatoes for the little sweet and sour taste they possess once cooked. Prepare a lovely salad to accompany this yummy dish and you'll have a balanced supper in no time...


Wine pairing : Gravina (White) from Puglia.





MELANZANE ALLA ROMANA
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Aubergines
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella
Fennel
Rocket salad

In your cupboard 
Onion
Garlic
Tin of chopped tomatoes
Olive oil
 

MELANZANE ALLA ROMANA 
Serves 2

Thursday, 12 October 2017

FIGS WITH BLEU D'AUVERGNE (Figues au Bleu d'Auvergne)

FIGS WITH BLEU D'AUVERGNE 
(Figues au Bleu d'Auvergne)


If you are looking for a starter or an aperitif in no time, you have your recipe! Those figs are so tasty with the melting Bleu d'Auvergne. This french cheese originating from the Auvergne area, belongs to the blue-veined cheese in the same way as Roquefort. Its tastes is less pronounced which goes perfectly well with the subtle aroma of fresh figs. A real delight to start the week-end with!






FIGS WITH BLEU D'AUVERGNE 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge
Fresh figs
Bleu d'Auvergne cheese



FIGS WITH BLEU D'AUVERGNE 
Serves 2

Monday, 9 October 2017

EDAMAME GUACAMOLE WITH SALMON OPEN SANDWICH (Tartine de guacamole d'edamame et saumon)

EDAMAME GUACAMOLE WITH SALMON OPEN SANDWICH 
(Tartine de guacamole d'edamame et saumon)


I have discovered this young soybeans in New-York actually at a friend's house. It was serve on its on with a bit of salt and we had to open the pod to eat it. I looked for edamame beans when back in London. Lucky me, they were nearly everywhere. Since then, I try to find a different way to enjoy them and following my Okinawa diet, the edamame guacamole was my answer... Paired with rye bread and a lovely slice of salmon, it is a savory snack made in no time... 






EDAMAME GUACAMOLE WITH SALMON OPEN SANDWICH 
A quick glance in your kitchen…



In your fridge
Edamame beans
Lemon
Tomato
Fresh coriander
Smoked salmon

In your cupboard
Rye bread
Shallot




EDAMAME GUACAMOLE WITH SALMON OPEN SANDWICH 
Serves 1

Friday, 6 October 2017

GREENGAGE AND ALMOND PIE (Tarte Reine-Claude et amandes)

GREENGAGE AND ALMOND PIE
(Tarte Reine-Claude et amandes)

The greengages' season is nearly finished now, so we'll have to make the most of it...Cooked, greengages are marvelous : juicy and sweet, they literally melt in you mouth... I needed a base and almond was the best (as always with cooked fruits I think), easy and tasty. If you cannot find greengages, go for any plums : red, black or yellow.





GREENGAGE AND ALMOND PIE
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Greengages
Puff pastry
Butter
Egg yolks

In your cupboard
Sugar
Ground almonds

GREENGAGE AND ALMOND PIE
Serves 6

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

GIGLI AL PISTACCHIO DI BRONTE (Gigli pasta with pistachios)

GIGLI AL PISTACCHIO DI BRONTE 
(Gigli pasta with pistachios)
MONDAY MUSIC MIAM

I have discovered pistachio with pasta at a restaurant in Bronte near Catania (Sicily) while on holiday in my mother's holiday house, in front of a very loquacious Etna. I didn't know what to do. Be afraid by the volcano's rambling or diving into this Sicilian delicacy. Of course, I have chosen the best and brought back to London astronomical quantities of pistachios in any forms. You can cook so many dishes with this exquisite marvel, it is unbelievable... Gigli are dry pasta with a mushrooms shape which cook rapidly. They are especially good with creamy dishes. NOTA: Do not drizzle this pasta recipe with olive oil as it will disguise the subtle taste of pistachios...


Wine pairing : Arbois (Rosé ) from the Jura.





GIGLI AL PISTACCHIO DI BRONTE (Gigli pasta with pistachios)
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Crème fraîche
Parmesan cheese

In your cupboard
Gigli pasta (or any pasta)
Onion
Pistachios


GIGLI AL PISTACCHIO DI BRONTE (Gigli pasta with pistachios)
Serves 3 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

EASY BO BUN or BÚN BÒ NAM BÔ

EASY BO BUN or BÚN BÒ NAM BÔ 

My first attempt to eat with chopsticks was in front of a yummy Bo bun at a Vietnamese restaurant. I was a little girl and it had been very easy during the first mouthful : the salad and meat, fingers in the nose! But things became difficult for the rice vermicelli.... I gave up rapidly to dig-in my dish with a fork, hummmm, bless. I nearly recreate the Bo Bun I ate at the lovely Kitchenette restaurant in the South of France (which does not exist anymore, what a shame...). I am certain you will adore it!!!


Wine pairing : Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine (White) from the Loire Valley.






EASY BO BUN or BÚN BÒ NAM BÔ
A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Rump steak (mature Aberdeen for me)
Cucumber
Carrots
Lemongrass
Lettuce
Mint
Coriander
Lemon

In your cupboard
Rice vermicelli
Garlic
Peanuts
Shallots
Soya sauce
Brown sugar
Nam pla
Chili

EASY BO BUN or BÚN BÒ NAM BÔ 
Serves 3-4