• Salmon loaf cake – Nicolas Bernardé


    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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  • Moroccan stuffed squid in tomato sauce


    Moroccan cuisine is rich of seafood dishes given its long sea coasts along the Mediterranean and Atlantic. These dishes can be prepared in a variety of ways depending on the region. So today I share with you a dish not as well known as tagine, couscous or the famous pastilla, but which is still a very popular dish in Morocco: «  Stuffed calamari in tomato sauce ». When I was living with my parents, we usually enjoyed this dish during the weekend. Sometimes we made paella, or seafood tagine like : « Moroccan sardines & burnt aubergine balls tagine » or «  oven baked fish with Moroccan Chermoula ». We usually use the calamari but…

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  • Paella de marisco – Seafood Paella


    First thing that comes to your mind when you think of Spanish food, is the « paella ». For me it brings out summer memories, it’s a dish that brings family and friends together.  There are several varieties, the most common are « paella de marisco » seafood paella, and « paella mixta » mixed paella combines meat, seafood and vegetables. Some recipes contain chorizo or sausage, if you want to prepare an authentic one and not disappoint the Spanish people, please avoid the chorizo and the sausage. My favourite is seafood, I used prawns, squid, and cooked mussels (I kept the cooking water). To make…

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  • Salmon, sweet potatoes & Ras El Hanout Tagine


    The tagine is a staple of Moroccan cuisine, simple to make, healthy and above all delicious. The recipe I share with you today is a sweet – savory tagine of salmon with sweet potatoes. This kind of sweet and salty fish tagine is very well known in certain Moroccan coastal towns. More precisely the towns of Safi and Essaouira which are known for their “Tfaya” fish tagine.  The « tfaya » is a kind of confit prepared with raisins, caramelized onions with honey, all flavored with cinnamon and saffron.  It is usually used as a garnish for couscous and meat tagine.  How to make today’s dish? It’s best…

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  • Moroccan sardines & burnt aubergine balls tagine.


    The sardines balls tagine is one of the most popular dishes in Morocco.  Especially in the coastal towns of the kingdom. To keep the meatballs tender, we add rice to the sardine kefta.  But in the recipe I’m sharing with you today, of Jewish origin, we’ll add grilled eggplant.  Not only the meatballs are very tender, but the smoky taste adds a special note to this delicious dish. The sardine balls are cooked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce (or not according to taste). You can very well add vegetables such as carrots, potatoes or peppers. This traditional dish is tasty, easy…

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  • Oven baked fish with Moroccan chermoula and celeriac root


    I love this dish, one of my favorite weekday meals plus It’s very healthy, full of flavours and the best part is you can make it in very little time.  It takes 5 minutes to make the Chermoula, the classic marinade widely used in North Africa. Made with fresh herbs (coriander and parsley),  garlic, and spices. In Morocco this sauce is traditionally used to marinate the fish, but it can be used for poultry and vegetables as well as fish. It goes very well with everything, it’s a magic blend that makes everything tastes delicious.  Today I’m sharing with you a simple and easy version of the classic Moroccan fish…

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  • Cod cakes in tomato sauce by Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi from « Jérusalem ».


    Everyone knows the benefits of fish and I try to consume it as often as possible, except that I must say that sometimes it is very difficult for me to find original recipes to change a little of what I’m used to do, and especially to convince my children to eat it.  So I suggest you to try this recipe from Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s book “Jerusalem”.  These are very tender cod cakes in tomato sauce. I didn’t add any chili because of the kids, I served it on the side (sriracha my favorite) and it was soooo good. The recipe…

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