• Beetroot Verrine

    Something great about Beetroots is that you can eat them all year long. They are perfect for salads and starters but can also be used for main courses or even cakes! Here is my recipe for a delicious starter or aperitif. Ingredients for 2 verrines: 250 g beetroot (2-3 beetroots depending on their size) 1/2 shallot 10 ml olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1/2 tablespoon black pepper Recipe: As a reminder, it is way better when your beetroots spent a fex hours in the fridge before doing this recipe (it will be really fresh). Peel the shallot and use only…

  • Foie Gras Tapas

    I am lucky to live at only 4 hours of driving from Spain border. And luckily, from the East Spain border so San Sebastian, the city known for its delicious tapas!!! A few years ago we had a fantastic road trip in North Spain where we discovered those incredible tapas in Pamplona: Foie Gras tapas… We enjoyed them so much that we decided to cook them at home and it was a success. Finally, I am now sharing this incredible recipe with you, perfect for a starter! Ingredients for 4 tapas: 4 frozen Foie Gras escalopes 1 Green Apple (Granny Smith) 1 brown onion 4 slices of bread French Baguette…

  • Celeriac Remoulade

    When I was a child, I always enjoyed when my mother was cooking celeriac remoulade but I never did some at home. Since we are still in winter (celeriac season), I decided to prepare some celeriac remoulade with an apple and the taste was really good! Here is my recipe for an home made well known salad… Ingredients: 1/2 celeriac 1 apple 1 egg yolk 15 cl sunflower oil 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 handfull of fresh parsley Recipe: Cut your celeriac in two parts and only keep one (you can use the other one for another recipe).…

  • Potato Chips

    As a potato chips lover, when I received a large amount of potatoes during the second lock down, I have decided to make some. It takes some time but it is quite good! Ingredients: 600g potatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika powder Recipe: Peel the potatoes and cut them in very thin slices using a slicer. Place them in a large bowl with water, wash them, remove the water and add some new one. Let them rest in the water for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven at 190°C. Then, remove the water and dry the potatoes on a tea towel using…

  • Flammekueche

    Flammekueche comes from Alsace which is a beautiful region located in the North-East of France. This is a great place for landscapes, architecture, food and traditions. I really enjoy this dish which is quite simple and quick to cook (it only takes 20 minutes to prepare and 15-20 minutes to bake). This recipe is for one flammekueche that can be served for starter or aperitif. Ingredients: 125 g flour 5 cl lukewarm water 2.5 cl olive oil 1 pinch of salt 1 onion 100 g lardons 2 tablespoons crème fraîche black pepper Recipe: Pre-heat the oven at 220° C. Peel and chop the onion in small pieces. Place them with…

  • 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…