Appetizers

  • Roasted asparagus with almonds, capers and dill

    15/01/20224passionfood

    I know, I know, I know it’s not asparagus season yet, but I found some at the grocery store and I couldn’t resist. I don’t know how many time I made this recipe and I still can’t get enough of it. One of the best things about this roasted asparagus with almonds, capers and dill, not only it tastes absolutely amazing but it’s so easy and quick to make, there is almost no preparation. The asparagus are roasted in the oven, and all that’s left to do is fry some flaked almonds and capers to spoon on top. I have…

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  • Gnocchi alla Romana – Ottolenghi

    14/01/20224passionfood

    When you hear “gnocchi”, you automatically think of the classic type of gnocchi or “gnocco” as Italians say, which are dumplings often made from mashed potatoes or ricotta. But before potatoes and corn for polenta came to Europe from the Americas, Romans made custardy dumplings from semolina flour : « Gnocchi alla romana » or  « Roman Style gnocchi », also known as « Semolina Gnocchi ». They are made with semolina flour, parmesan cheese, milk, and butter. But unlike potato gnocchi, these are baked, not boiled.  Gnocchi Alla Romana it’s a delicious traditional Italian dish, rich but very light. They have a cheesy, soft and buttery texture in the inside and a slightly crispy crust outside. What do you need to make the gnocchi alla romana ?  The recipe is from one of…

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  • Parsnip confit with pickled currants.

    17/12/20214passionfood

    This confit parsnip with pickled currants recipe is an impressive side dish for any occasion, it’s a must try. I hurried to write this recipe and share it  with you, because I know that this recipe will definitely find its place as part of a stunning Christmas table.  Parsnips may look like white carrots and can be used in similar ways. But they have a sweeter taste and a nutty flavour especially when cooked. How to make confit parsnip with pickled currants ? These delicious root veggies are naturally sweet and earthy. In this recipe we’ll use two ways of cooking. First the traditional method…

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  • Roasted pumpkin, saffron and orange soup – Ottolenghi

    10/12/20214passionfood

    We can’t say good bye to the autumn without making a pumpkin soup. Especially that the Winter is coming closer and the days are getting cooler and cooler, which means we all need a big bowl of a warm and delicious soup. For that reason I’ve decided to make this amazing Ottolenghi « pumpkin, saffron and orange soup ». A recipe from his wonderful book “Simple”. This soup is silky, smooth and full of flavours. Roasting the pumpkin makes all the difference, it intensifies its flavour and sweetness, which balanced perfectly with the saffron, the orange and the rose harissa. What is rose harissa ? Harissa is…

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  • Chilled avocado soup with crunchy garlic oil – Ottolenghi

    28/07/20214passionfood

    This chilled avocado soup is exactly what you need to eat when the weather turns hot, because it’s super refreshing. And the best part is that is very simple to make. This cool, refreshing, full of flavours avocado soup, is delicious topped with the cucumber salsa and the crunchy garlic oil. It’s a great way to open a summery meal. How to make this avocado soup ? This soup from “FLAVOURS” cookbook, is very easy, quick to make and an excellent make-ahead dish. First start with the infused oil, it will take less than 10 minutes to make it ready. In a small saucepan, put two tablespoons of oil with the cumin and the coriander seeds, the garlic and a good pinch of…

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  • Truffle polenta chips – Ottolenghi & Scully

    24/07/20214passionfood

    These truffle polenta chips are incredibly delicious, rich, impressive and very addictive. They are crispy and crunchy from the outside and soft inside. It’s definitely a nice alternative to the traditional French fries potatoes.  These polenta chips are the perfect side dish to serve with meat or fish. They can also make a great appetizer with the aioli or tomato chutney to dip. This is from NOPI ottolenghi and scully’s cookbook. How to make it ? As you know polenta itself has very little flavour. In this recipe we’ll cook it in boiled water before stirring in butter to make it richer. Then…

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  • Salmon loaf cake – Nicolas Bernardé

    23/06/20214passionfood

    When I first got my hands on this amazing book “invitation d’un pâtissier voyageur” I naturally started to flip through it. When I came to this recipe “ saumon sauvage Canadian : wild canadian salmon”, I just had to stop. Not just because the picture of this cake is sublime – it’s also the case for all the pictures of this book from the first page to the last -. But because I love salmon in all its forms, and this recipe combines all the ingredients to make it the perfect loaf cake. It has fresh and smoked salmon, green olives, emmental cheese, spring onions and…

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