• Niçoise Salad

    The Niçoise Salad name comes from South of France with Nice city. It is a very good salad for late spring and summer, easy to prepare and tasty. Ingredients for 2 people: A handful of Green Beans 4 sardines in oil (3.5 oz total) 14 black olives 2 eggs 2 salad leaves 1 tomatoe 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon thyme 1 teaspoon Maggi Liquid seasonning 1 teaspoon black pepper Recipe: Make boil water in a saucepan and add your eggs, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it cook for 9 minutes until hard. Remove the hot water and add cold…

  • Summer Tuna

    Looking for a fresh and tasty meal for summer? My Tuna recipe will give you a taste of summer holidays on exotic islands… Ingredients for 2 people: 2 albacore tuna steaks 1 big yellow tomato 2 black cocktail tomatoes 1/2 cucumber 1/4 onion 1/2 grapefruit 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 10 coriander leaves 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon golden sesame seeds Recipe: Chop the onion and place it in a bowl with the olive oil, black pepper, Maggi liquid seasoning and half grapefruit juice (keep some juice for the end of the recipe). Cut the cucumber and tomatoes in cubes shapes…

  • Tomatoes Tart

    Summer is the season for eating tomatoes in many ways and this tomatoes tart recipe is perfect for a starter or if you invite friends or family for a drink! Quite easy and fast to make, it is also really tasty. You can make it with red tomatoes like I did but also with many colors. Ingredients: 5 big tomatoes 1 puff pastry 1.5 oz grated parmezan 6 basil leaves 3 tablespoons french mustard (Dijon mustard) 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon thyme Recipe: Preheat the oven at 365°F (185°C). Cut the tomatoes in slices. Place the puff pastry in a tart baking pan covered by a baking paper. Spread…

  • Le Mail

    Situated close to the old harbour, on the Mail street facing the ocean and gardens, it is a symbolic place of the area. We recently discovered this restaurant in La Rochelle but it was open since 1906! Originally a brasserie, it has been bought a little more than one year ago by Patricia & Hervé Brandt that totally restored it keeping the spirit of the place. The menu change with seasons and is made with local and fresh produtcs only. The Chef, Olivier Giraud, is from the region and enjoys cooking good products. We really appreciated our Menu du Marché which is a good value and includes delicious meals: appetizer, …

  • Salmon Tartare

    Since the first time I tried raw fish with sushis, I have started to eat all kind of raw fish in many kind of recipes. I love it in so many ways: sushis, sashimis, makis, carpaccio and tartare… This one is really simple to realize and not too much expensive. Beware when you buy your fresh salmon, it has to be really fresh to be eaten raw! Moreover, chose an organic or wild smoked salmon. Ingredients for 2 people: 7 oz fresh salmon 3.5 oz smoked salmon 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tomatoe (or 4 cocktail tomatoes) 1/2 shallot 1 tablespoon parsley 1 teaspoon thyme 1…

  • White Fish & Nectarine Salad

    Do you use fish and fruits together for making salads? I love to combine those ingredients and this white fish and nectarine salad is perfect for summer! Really fresh and tasty, I made this one with aneth but you can also change it for coriander or parsley. Ingredients: 7 oz white fish (haddock is perfect) 8 cocktail tomatoes 5 muchrooms 2 carrots 1/2 cucumber 1 shallot 1 small salad (1/2 romaine lettuce here) 1 nectarine 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (coriander, aneth or parsley) 2 tablespoons seeds (sunflower, marrow, pine nuts) 4 tablespoons Maggi Liquid seasoning 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon dry thyme 1 tablespoon black pepper Recipe: In a…

  • Salmon en Croute

    What a beautiful way to cook salmon in winter or spring, a nice plate to place on the table and share with your familly or friends… This recipe is quite simple to make and gives you a really nice Salmon en Croute, perfect for an group meal starter. Ingredients: 10 oz fresh salmon 3 mozzarella slices 5 oz ricotta 1 small leek 1 puff pastry 5 fl oz liquid cream 1 egg yellow 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons dill 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon golden sesame seeds Recipe: In a pan, brown the leek with the olive oil for 10-15 minutes at medium temperature. In…

  • Pulled Pork

    Summer equals barbecue time and smoked meats. We love to use our smoker box for cooking our meats and fishes outside. For this recipe, you will need time, yes, it takes around 5 to 6h to prepare and cook! But it is soo good… You will also need a barbecue and a smoker box with wood chips. Ingredients: 4 Lbs Pork belly 4 tablespoons Mustard 1 cup red wine + 1 tablespoon 1/2 cup bbq sauce + more for the english muffins in the end 1 tablespoon Olive oil 2 tablespoons origan 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 pint water 16 english muffins Recipe: Remove the ribs from…

  • Poached Egg Salad

    If you love salad, bacon and poached eggs, this recipe is for you. It is really tasty and fresh. Moreover,in this post, I give you my secret for perfect poached eggs! I tried many times before finding the perfect way to make it. Some people add white vinegar in the water but it gave strong taste to the egg, what I do not really enjoy. I finally found how to make it only with water and without using any complicated technique… Ingredients for 2 salads: 2 eggs 3.5 oz basmati rice 8 salad leafs 2 tomatoes 1 spring onion or 1/2 shallot 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons parmezan cheese…

  • Trout Puff Pastry Braid

    For starter or aperitif, the trout puff pastry braid can be made quickly and easily. Perfect if you don’t have plenty of time to prepare a meal but want something nice. For the dill, I used fresh one but you can also use drained. Ingredients: 1 puff pastry 7 oz smoked trout (8 slices) 3.5 oz ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon light cream (4%) 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 3 tablespoons grounded fresh dill 3 tablespoons pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 egg yolk Recipe: Preheat the oven at 374°F (190°C). In a bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, light cream, aneth, pepper and salt. Place a greaseproof paper in a drip pan…