Wednesday, 25 May 2022

ROQUEFORT AND SHALLOT JAM PIE (Tarte au roquefort et au confit d’échalotes)

ROQUEFORT AND SHALLOT JAM PIE 
(Tarte au roquefort et au confit d’échalotes)



If you are looking for a nice little pie easy and tasty then this Roquefort pie will do the trick! I use some shallot jam because I have found some homemade in my French deli but you may use an onion one instead! With a side salad, you will have a lovely lunch (or light dinner) to enjoy with your family or friends (even both)…

 


Wine pairing : Savoie Crépy (White) from Savoy and Bugey.





ROQUEFORT AND SHALLOT JAM PIE 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Shortcrust pastry

Egg

Roquefort

Crème fraîche


In your cupboard
Shallot jam


ROQUEFORT AND SHALLOT JAM PIE 
Serves 4-6

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

PENNE WITH PISTACHIO PESTO (Penne au pesto de pistaches)

PENNE WITH PISTACHIO PESTO 
(Penne au pesto de pistaches)



Please find my daughter’s recipe, her famous pasta with a pistachio pesto! It is incredibly tasty and you can definitely find the pistachio flavour from the first mouthful! A very easy-peasy dish the whole family will adore…



Wine pairing : Coteaux-varois-en-Provence (Rosé) from Provence.




PENNE WITH PISTACHIO PESTO 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Fresh basil leaves

Fresh spinach

Pecorino cheese


In your cupboard

Penne pasta

Olive oil

Garlic

Pistachios


PENNE WITH PISTACHIO PESTO 
Serves 4

Saturday, 21 May 2022

EDAMAME, SUGAR PEAS AND POMEGRANATE SALAD (Salade de pois gourmands, edamame et grenade)

EDAMAME, SUGAR PEAS AND POMEGRANATE SALAD 
(Salade de pois gourmands, edamame et grenade)


A greener salad with red dots thanks to gorgeous pomegranate seeds! I do like sugar peas and for a strange reason cannot find anywhere in France! Lovely eaten raw or cooked, they go with absolutely anything. I have added some edamame as they are full of omega-3, lots of others healthy and nutritious greens and voila! 


Wine pairing : Montmelas-Saint-Sorlain (Rosé) from Beaujolais.





EDAMAME, SUGAR PEAS AND POMEGRANATE SALAD 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Edamame

Parmesan

Coriander

Fresh ginger

Watercress

Pomegranate seeds

Sugar peas

Green beans


In your cupboard

Sesame oil

Soy sauce


EDAMAME, SUGAR PEAS AND POMEGRANATE SALAD 
Serves 2

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

QUEIJADINHA - COCONUT AND PARMESAN CAKE - Queijadinha (Gâteau brésilien à la noix de coco et au parmesan)

QUEIJADINHA - COCONUT AND PARMESAN CAKE - 
Queijadinha (Gâteau brésilien à la noix de coco et au parmesan)


Fancy going to Brazil for a sweet threat today? Please find the queijadinha!
And what a lovely name for a dessert…
If I tell you that it is composed of coconut and Parmesan, would you still try it?
This typical Brazilian recipe has originally been influenced by Portuguese cooking, developed when the country’s economy was linked with sugarcane.
The legend said that this dessert would had been modified by Africans culture as well : a slave would have put some coconut instead of cheese during colonization times…
Nowadays, this dessert is composed of cheese (ricotta or parmesan, sometimes both), AND coconut for an absolute delicious mixture…





QUEIJADINHA 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Crème fraîche

Parmesan

Eggs


In your cupboard

Coconut chips or desiccated coconut

Coconut milk

Flour

Baking powder

Brown caster sugar


QUEIJADINHA
Serves 4

Sunday, 15 May 2022

SMOKED SALMON, MINT AND BOURSIN CONCHIGLIONI (Conchiglioni au saumon fumé, menthe et Boursin)

SMOKED SALMON, MINT AND BOURSIN CONCHIGLIONI 
(Conchiglioni au saumon fumé, menthe et Boursin)


I had a leftover of conchiglioni as the box is quite large actually! With lots of bits and pieces from the fridge : smoked salmon, some Boursin cheese and fresh mint leaves. Just have in mind that the pasta take 15 minutes to be cooked but it is definitely worth it!


Wine pairing : Lugana (White) from Lombardy.




SMOKED SALMON, MINT AND BOURSIN CONCHIGLIONI 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Lime

Smoked salmon

Boursin cheese

Fresh mint leaves


In your cupboard

Conchiglioni pasta

Espelette pepper


SMOKED SALMON, MINT AND BOURSIN CONCHIGLIONI 
Serves 4

Friday, 13 May 2022

MOZZARELLA, APPLE AND CROUTONS SALAD (Salade de mozzarella, pommes et croûtons)

MOZZARELLA, APPLE AND CROUTONS SALAD 
(Salade de mozzarella, pommes et croûtons)


I have seen this recipe on the Galbani website and I though straight away obviously to made mine! I have opted for the croutons for the crunchy side and I am quite please with the result! A lovely spring-y salad you will all enjoyed!


Wine pairing : Bandol (Rosé) from Provence.





MOZZARELLA, APPLE AND CROUTONS SALAD 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Lime

Apple

Cherry tomatoes

Fresh basil leaves

Mozzarella


In your cupboard

Croutons

Olive oil


MOZZARELLA, APPLE AND CROUTONS SALAD 
Serves 2

Thursday, 12 May 2022

AUBERGINE CRUMBLE (Crumble d'aubergines)

AUBERGINE CRUMBLE 
(Crumble d'aubergines)


It’s been a while, a few weeks, since I did not post about a crumble recipe😊 So, I propose to you today a vegetarian version with gorgeous aubergines… I used to be reluctant to cook them as you have to let them drain before. To be honest, I do not do it systematically but for a crumble, you do not whish to have plenty of liquid in it. A soggy crumble is never really appetising… 


Wine pairing : Vin de pays d'Oc (White) from Languedoc-Roussillon.



AUBERGINE CRUMBLE 
A quick glance in your kitchen…


In your fridge
Aubergines
Tomatoes
Butter
Parmesan

In your cupboard
Flour
Garlic
Onion
Olive oil 


AUBERGINE CRUMBLE 
Serves 4

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

APPLE AND RHUBARB PIE (Tarte pommes et rhubarbe)

APPLE AND RHUBARB PIE 
(Tarte pommes et rhubarbe)


Don’t you agree that the best combination ever regarding a sweet pie is the apple and rhubarb duo? Since I live in London, I have rediscovered fresh rhubarb and I am still amazed by its tangy yet fruity taste…
A gem in this lovely tarte…





APPLE AND RHUBARB PIE 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Shortcrust pastry

Apples

Fresh rhubarb

Butter

Crème fraîche

Egg


In your cupboard

Flour

Brown caster sugar



APPLE AND RHUBARB PIE 
Serves 6

Sunday, 8 May 2022

EXPRESS ORANGE CHICKEN (Poulet express à l’orange)

EXPRESS ORANGE CHICKEN 
(Poulet express à l’orange) 


In my supersonic repertoire, you may find a chicken recipe with orange, as simple as you name it actually, and a great satisfying combination if you wish to test it. I have served my dish with fresh tagliatelle as the cooking time to not exceed 4 minutes.
Voila, a very-easy peasy recipe in no time!



Wine pairing : Grand Roussillon (Rosé) from Languedoc-Roussillon.





EXPRESS ORANGE CHICKEN
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Chicken

Orange


In your cupboard

Neutral oil

Flour


EXPRESS ORANGE CHICKEN 
Serves 3

Saturday, 7 May 2022

PASTA WITH BRESSE BLUE (Pâtes à la Bressane)

PASTA WITH BRESSE BLUE 
(Pâtes à la Bressane)


Why pasta Bressane ? Because we use the famous Bresse Bleu which is a soft blue cheese made from pasteurized milk in Bourg-en Bresse! (Rhône valley of France needless to say…). If you know the Roquefort but find it a bit too strong, then this Bresse Bleu cheese is definitely for you.



Wine pairing : Calvi (Rosé) from Corsica.





PASTA WITH BRESSE BLUE 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Crème fraîche

Bleu de Bresse cheese

Lardons

Egg yolks


In your cupboard

Pasta (Pipe rigate for me)

Olive oil


PASTA WITH BRESSE BLUE 
Serves 4

Thursday, 5 May 2022

LES AGAPES DU SAMEDI - MAIUS - (Saturday night supper)

LES AGAPES DU SAMEDI  
MAIUS 
(Saturday night supper)     



Spring nearly served on a plate with this new menu…





Peter Claesz
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ROQUEFORT AND SHALLOT JAM PIE (Tarte au roquefort et au confit d’échalotes)

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