Coconut milk and peanut butter sauce, in all kinds of variations, is one of my favorites: its velvety texture, and its wonderful flavors, ranging from savory to sweet to spicy and to slightly acidic, always work so well, especially with seafood. So, when I was about to prepare a dinner with a fairly large amount of shrimp, I’ve decided to use the sauce as a base for the dish. Continue reading “Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce”
When I saw this beautiful bunch of fresh Hakurei turnips at the store, I immediately grabbed it, as they are not always available. These turnips are quite different from the more known ones: they have finer texture, a delicate sweetish peppery-mustardy flavor and milder aroma. Continue reading “Baby Hakurei Turnip Soup”
As the weather gets colder, hearty stews are often on the menu. Their initial cooking time is fairly short, and then all that is needed is to place the pot in the oven for a few hours. Continue reading “Lamb Stew with Black Beans”
I always liked the combination of peas and mint, and I make THIS green peas and mint soup often. So I thought that the same combination could work with chicken and rice as well. Continue reading “Chicken Thighs with Green Peas and Herbed Rice”
These fish cakes are loaded with fresh herbs and Asian inspired flavors. They are quick and easy to make and are perfect as a light appetizer or as part of brunch buffet. Continue reading “Herbed Fish Cakes”
As I’m off on a three weeks’ vacation, ; I’ve decided to use the opportunity to re-post a few of the very first posts in this blog, that didn’t get much attention back then.
I hope you’ll enjoy these posts and please accept my apologies for not commenting on your posts as often and not answering your comments promptly.
For those who love lemony soups, this quick and easy soup is just perfect. It’s fresh and has a velvety texture, even though it has no cream or butter in it. The secret for this texture comes from the lettuce.
Cooked lettuce leaves may not be so common in many cuisines, but in the classic French cuisine, lettuce is added to pea dishes or baked with cheeses and the result is delicious. Following this tradition, I’ve decided to add lettuce to the soup and the result is just as delicious.
* Make sure to wash the greens thoroughly (check under “TIPS”), or you’ll end up with a sandy texture rather than a creamy one…
* The soup can be served hot or cold.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
3 Tbs light olive oil
1 white onion, roughly chopped
1 Tbs salt
Freshly ground black pepper
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Many people find working with Filo dough to be complicated, but in fact, it is very easy once you get the grip of it.
The great thing about this thin, paper-like dough, is that it allows you to control the type and amount of fat you want to use, and it can be formed into many different shapes; from the traditional triangles, as shown here, to squares, layers, cups and more. The variety of fillings is also endless, from savory to sweet. Continue reading “Herbs and Feta Cheese Filo Triangles”
For those who love lemony soups, this quick and easy soup is just perfect. It’s fresh and has a velvety texture, even though it has no cream or butter in it. The secret for this texture comes from the lettuce. Continue reading “Zucchini, Lettuce and Herbs Soup”