Our dear friend Leen is here for a few days. Iris is going to demonstrate how to prepare lobster. My tribute is : buying the ingredients, preparing a herbal butter,a simple green salad and oven baked potatoes. Mix a bunch of chopped parsley, 1 or 2 garlic cloves, the zeste of 1 lemon with 50 … More Un astice for a special occasion
First of all I’m proud to say that it feels like living my second life. After the death of my sister almost 15 years ago, breaking up my first marriage almost 13 years ago, I took a second chance with Iris. It still feels as if I gained the life that my sister lost, and … More How did I manage in my past life????
The whole culture of finding your own ingredients, herbs and mushrooms, intrigues me already a long time. It must be a wonderful heritage to grow up with that knowledge. In his ‘Complete mushroom book’ Carluccio shares his passion and knowledge. After buying a huge quantity of fresh mushrooms, a mixture of chanterelles and porcini, I … More Every mushroom is eatable, sometimes only once
‘Suppli’ are croquettes made of risotto. ‘Al telefono’ is derived by the wires created by the cheese inside the croquettes. Start the day before by making a simple white risotto. Chop and fry 1 white onion and 2 garlic cloves in a mixture of butter and olive oil. Add 150 grams of good quality risotto … More Suppli al telefono
Half 2 large eggplant. Make a few incisions in the meat. Spread some olive oil. Put on baking paper with the skin below. Bake at 220° for 30-40 mins. Remove the inside. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves and1 chili in a drizzle of olive oil. Bake, add the chopped eggplant. Add 1 can of … More Another filled eggplant
Raw, peeled or grated potatoes become easily brown due to an enzyme reaction which is not harmful at all. My ‘patate alla tarantina’ recipe of today is a perfect example. It looks weird but tastes the same. Peel, wash and grate 500 grams of potatoes. Drain and dry to remove most of the liquid. Mix … More Nothing wrong with ‘brown’potatoes
Defrost 400 grams of peeled scampi. Put the scampi in the blender. Add 3 cm of chopped ginger, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 2 chopped chili, 1 chopped onion, 20 grams of fresh coriander and 3 table spoons of unsalted peanuts. Blend. Mix with 400 grams of minced chicken meat and 1 table spoon of fish … More Thai ‘surf and turf’