• Shirred Eggs

    This is one of our favorite starters of all times. So easy to prepare and delicious, you can also use a bit of truffle oil to add on top in the end just before serving. For a meatless version, use mushrooms instead of lardons. Ingredients: 2 eggs 100 g lardons 1 onion 20 cl liquid cream 12% 1 small salad 6 chives pieces 2 teaspoons grounded parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon mix spices (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove) 1 teaspoon dry thyme black pepper 5 g butter olive oil Recipe: Preheat the oven at 220°C. Peel and chop the onion. In a fry pan at medium-high…

  • Mimosa Eggs

    Mimosa eggs are really easy and fast to prepare. Perfect for an aperitif, brunch or starter for your lunch or dinner. Ingredients for 6 eggs: 6 eggs 4 tablespoons french mayonnaise 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1 teaspoon poppy seeds 4 chives pieces water Recipe: Put your eggs in a sauce pan and cover them with water. Place the sauce pan on the burner at high temperature. When it is boiling, reduce the heat at medium-high and let cook 10 minutes. When the cooking is over, remove the water from the sauce pan and add some cold water inside with your eggs. Let it cool down beside for 5 minutes. Remove…

  • 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 35 g 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: 280 g fresh salmon 3 mozzarella slices 150 g ricotta 1 small leek 1 puff pastry 15 cl 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 a…

  • 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 200 g smoked trout (8 slices) 100 g 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 100 g mung beans noodles 260 g red cabbage 50 g 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.…