Thursday, 1 July 2021

PAPPARDELLES WITH LEMON CREAM (Pappardelles à la crème de citron)

 PAPPARDELLES WITH LEMON CREAM 
(Pappardelles à la crème de citron) 


I discovered pappardelles pasta a long time ago, at a very nice Italian restaurant in Paris. Like a tagliatelle length and shape but not quite the same either, a bit difficult to describe it really! 

Anyway, with the lockdown, I wanted to travel obviously in my plate to Capri where I have eaten amazing lemon pasta (here). Because of the weather, I wanted to add a bit of crème fraîche to cheer me up! And I was right, it was absolutely exquisite! 



Wine pairing :  Coteau du Layon (White) from the Loire Valley.




PAPPARDELLES WITH LEMON CREAM

A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Crème fraîche

Parmesan

Butter

Lemon


In your cupboard
Pappardelles pasta


PAPPARDELLES WITH LEMON CREAM 
Serves 2

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

SOBA SALAD WITH SALMON AND EDAMAME (Salade de soba au saumon et edamame)

SOBA SALAD WITH SALMON AND EDAMAME 
(Salade de soba au saumon et edamame)



In my opinion, for a cold pasta dish, nothing can beat the soba made with buckwheat. Especially if you add a nice salmon lovingly cooked with sesame oil as well as very healthy edamame beans which cook only in minutes. This easy and quick recipe possesses definitely a summer vibe for your incoming buffets! 



Wine pairing : Porto-Vecchio (White) from Corsica.




SOBA SALAD WITH SALMON AND EDAMAME 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Lime

Salmon

Edamame beans

Fresh ginger


In your cupboard

Soba noddles

Soy sauce

Sesame oil

Sesame seeds


SOBA SALAD WITH SALMON AND EDAMAME 
Serves 3

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

OLIVES, PARMESAN, COURGETTE AND SERRANO HAM SALAD (Salade d’olives, jambon Serrano, courgette et parmesan)

OLIVES, PARMESAN, COURGETTE AND SERRANO HAM SALAD 
(Salade d’olives, jambon Serrano, courgette et parmesan)


A foraging cupboard and fridge salad, perfect for summer lunch when the weather is so hot that we do not wish to prepare anything at all! This salad is only an assembling of raw ingredients with absolutely no cooking involved… And is incredibly balanced and satisfying…



Wine pairing : Malepère (Rosé) from the Languedoc-Roussillon.





OLIVES, PARMESAN, COURGETTE AND SERRANO HAM SALAD
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Courgette

Serrano ham

Watercress

Parmesan cheese


In your cupboard

Mustard

Anchovies filled olives

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar


OLIVES, PARMESAN, COURGETTE AND SERRANO HAM SALAD 
Serves 2


Monday, 28 June 2021

MILLIONAIRE SALAD FROM SEYCHELLES

 MILLIONAIRE SALAD FROM SEYCHELLES 


If by any chance you wish to go there one day, you have to know that the Seychelles forms in fact an archipelago of nearly 115 islands, in the heart of the Indian Ocean…
It has long been the refuge of pirates, before being under the control of the French then the British. The Seychelles had obtained its independence in 1976.
The salad I propose you today is very famous in Seychelles and is called the “Salade du millionaire” or “millionaire’s salad”! But why on heart, nicknamed a salad like this? Because, the legend said, you have to cut down a whole palm tree from which you extract the heart to prepare it.
Influenced by French, African, Chinese, Indian and English traditions, the Creole cuisine of Seychelles is characterized by a skilful blend of spices as well as the abundant use of coconut milk.
Miam…😉



Wine pairing : Côtes du Roussillon Latour de France (Red) from the Languedoc-Roussillon.





MILLIONAIRE SALAD FROM SEYCHELLES 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Lime

Fresh mint

Red pepper

Fresh ginger

Rocket salad


In your cupboard

Palm hearts

Olive oil

Shallot


MILLIONAIRE SALAD FROM SEYCHELLES 
Serves 2

Sunday, 27 June 2021

CULINARY TOUR DE FRANCE - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR -

CULINARY TOUR DE FRANCE 
PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR 


Nowadays’ Provence corresponds to a special part that the Romans baptized “Provincia”, in the 1st century BC. They are the ones who will undertake the construction of the "Via Domitia" which will prove to be the major asset of this region by allowing a rapid development of trade, and commerce. The cities created during a previous Greek occupation (-600 BC), including Massilia (Marseille - founded by the Phocaeans), quickly benefited from this progress.





Saturday, 26 June 2021

STRAWBERRY SOUP WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM (Soupe de fraises à la fleur d’oranger)

STRAWBERRY SOUP WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM 
(Soupe de fraises à la fleur d’oranger) 


What can be synonymous with summer than cold soup? And especially the fruity ones, so light and perfect to end a meal on a cool note… This strawberry and orange blossom has everything to please you and believe me, the match between the two ingredients are absolutely exquisite!





STRAWBERRY SOUP WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Lime

Strawberries


In your cupboard

Orange blossom extract

Brown caster sugar


STRAWBERRY SOUP WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM 
Serves 3-4

Friday, 25 June 2021

COLD LASAGNES WITH CRAB (Lasagnes froides au crabe)

COLD LASAGNES WITH CRAB 
(Lasagnes froides au crabe)



I have been obsessed with this recipe I have seen at a table in Capri where I was enjoying a lemon granite after a long stroll along the coast. I have taken the menu to investigate the intriguing dish and discovered that it was a cold lasagne with crab and rocket salad! Since then, I had this recipe in my mind and did it recently with a bit of apprehension and a drizzle of truffle oil…Ouf, it has been a great success ! 


Wine pairing : Lison-Pramaggiore Sauvignon (White) from Venetie. 







COLD LASAGNES WITH CRAB 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Fresh crab meat

Cherry tomatoes

Cucumber

Philadelphia cheese

Rocket salad


In your cupboard

Pitted black olives

Lasagne sheets

Truffle oil


COLD LASAGNES WITH CRAB 
Serves 3

Thursday, 24 June 2021

RED RICE SALAD WITH DATES AND ROASTED ALMONDS (Salade de riz rouge aux dattes et amandes grillées)

RED RICE SALAD WITH DATES AND ROASTED ALMONDS 
(Salade de riz rouge aux dattes et amandes grillées) 


When I was creating my culinary world tour, I came across the dates which are used in a lot of recipes. I remember have seen a recipe with some so I did mine with lots of yummy and balanced ingredients like the red rice! Even my daughter now has bought some so…😉

With a lovely mozzarella for the balanced side, I really recommend this magnificent salad for your summer buffet : a real holiday treat! 



Wine pairing : Vaucluse (Rosé) from the Rhone Valley.






RED RICE SALAD WITH DATES AND ROASTED ALMONDS 
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Cherry tomatoes

Mozarella

Fresh mint leaves

Lemon

Chili


In your cupboard

Almonds

Red rice

Garlic

Olive oil

Dates


RED RICE SALAD WITH DATES AND ROASTED ALMONDS 
Serves 3-4

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

SMOKED SALMON ROLLS WITH GRAPEFRUITS (Nems de saumon fumé au pamplemousse)

SMOKED SALMON ROLLS WITH GRAPEFRUITS
(Nems de saumon fumé) 


I have tasted this lovely dish at a friend’s house but with Boursin cheese. I did a version with Philadelphia as I could not find some in London. Perfect with a salad, the grapefruit gives a very refreshing note and it could become a classic for a quick summer lunch or diner!


Wine pairing : Zotzenberg Sylvaner (White) from Alsace.





SMOKED SALMON ROLLS WITH GRAPEFRUITS
A quick glance in your kitchen…

In your fridge

Smoked salmon

Grapefruit

Philadelphia cheese

Fresh chives



SMOKED SALMON ROLLS WITH GRAPEFRUITS
Serves 4

Monday, 21 June 2021

CHABICHOU ICE-CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES-VANILLA (Glace au Chabichou, salade de fraises vanillées)

CHABICHOU ICE-CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES-VANILLA
(Glace au Chabichou et salade de fraises vanillées)



This recipe is the first I have done for my previous blog 10 years ago! At that time, culinary photography was not an issue and the simple was the better… nowadays, it is more an atmosphere than the presentation of a dish by itself… do not ask me why I had decided at that time to pair strawberries with chabichou ice-cream? my homesickness was certainly very acute and it was only through ingredients from my beloved country that I could feel much better…  









CHABICHOU ICE-CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES-VANILLA 

A quick glance in your kitchen…



In your fridge

Crème fraîche

Strawberries

Chabichou goat cheese (or any strong goat cheese)



In your cupboard

Honey

Vanilla clove

Brown caster sugar




CHABICHOU ICE-CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES-VANILLA
Serves 2-3

Sunday, 20 June 2021

SGROPPINO TIPICO DEL VENETO (Sgroppino au citron)

SGROPPINO TIPICO DEL VENETO 
(Sgroppino au citron)


The cocktail I will serve this summer will definitely be the Sgroppino! For my friends who are reading me through this blog, expect to be charmed by this venetian beverage.
But what is Sgroppino by the way? It seems that sgroppino derives from the Venetian dialect word “sgropin” from the verb “sgroppare”, which meansto dissolve a lump”. In the stomach, obviously here!
Back in the 16th century, the sgroppino was considered by the noble venetian gourmets to be the perfect interlude between first and second courses as well as between fish and meat dishes…
But for now, this enchanted beverage will be for ever in your culinary bible for summer-y holiday taste ! 




SGROPPINO TIPICO DEL VENETO
A quick glance in your kitchen…


In your freezer

Lemon ice cream (no sorbet)


In your fridge

Prosecco


In your cupboard

Grappa (or gin)


SGROPPINO TIPICO DEL VENETO 
Serves 4

PAPPARDELLES WITH LEMON CREAM (Pappardelles à la crème de citron)

  PAPPARDELLES WITH LEMON CREAM  (Pappardelles à la crème de citron)  I discovered pappardelles pasta a long time ago, at a very nice Italia...