• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bruschettas

    Bruschettas are Italian toasts made with tomatoes and garlic that people use to have for aperitif or starter. Here is how I like to cook them: topped with meat, fish or cheese… For the bread, select a farmhouse bread or ciabatta, you need big slices with a lot of crumb (you can also make your own as we did). For topping, I made this recipe with Serrano ham which is a country ham but it is also very good with anchovy or only mozzarella cheese if you want a veggie version. Ingredients: 8 slices of bread 4 tomatoes 3 garlic cloves 5 basil leafs 1/2 shallot 4 country ham slices…

  • Spring Rolls

    Spring rolls need a little bit of time to prepare but they are so healthy and fresh… Moreover, you can add almost everything you want inside! I made some with chinese and red cabbages, mung bean noodles, chicken ham, mint and basil. You can do it totally veggie by removing the ham. Ingredients for 10 rolls: 10 rice papers 3.5 oz mung beans noodles 9 oz red cabbage 1.5 oz chinese cabbage 3 chicken ham slices 10 mint leafs 5 basil leafs 3 tablespoons chinese sauce 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon sesame seeds Recipe: Boil water in a saucepan and add the mung beans noodles.…