Filled green cabbage rolls in a classical bechamel sauce has always been one of my favorites. My mother used to prepare this recipe so deliciously. Her bechamel sauce was probably richer than mine, as most of the classical recipes contained more butter, more fat than we try to use now. I have different versions, also … More A winter classical
A delicate fish, sole, is at it’s best in a real traditional recipe, sole meunière, but….Let’s prepare it a little lighter, but still ‘à la meunière’ which means ‘the miller’s wife method’. Season each side of the sole (without skin) with pepper and salt. Put then some flour at both sides. Bake in a mixture … More Sole meunière
No curry paste today, but a curry sauce from scratch with garlic, ginger, onion, apple, curry powder, flour, milk and, I confess , a good quality stock cube. Prepare the vegetables. Clean and chop 1 cauliflower and 2 bunches of radishes. Rinse and drain. Put on baking paper. Add a drizzle of olive oil and … More Old school curry sauce!
Pappa al pomodoro is a popular dish in Italy, it’s cheap and easy and a perfect way to use old bread and you can even serve it as dinner. To intensify the flavors, prepare the pappa a day in advance. Fry and chop 2 red onions and 4 garlic cloves. Add a few stems of … More What can you prepare with 200 grams of old bread?
“The French term cordon bleu is translated as “blue ribbon”. According to Larousse Gastronomique cordon bleu “was originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood, L’Ordre des chevaliers du Saint-Esprit, instituted by Henri III of France in 1578. By extension, the term has since been applied to food prepared to a very high standard and to outstanding cooks. The … More Cordon Bleu, traditional French cuisine
Tandoori chicken is probably one of the best known Indian dishes which we will never be able to prepare in the same way as they do in India : the combination of the real tandoori oven and the exact mixture of herbs. Let’s try! Chop a chicken in different parts. Use the breast parts and … More Vikram and Puneet, Indian food in an Italian kitchen by a Belgian 😉 Not quite, but…
Certain traditions are so important to pass to the following generations. One of those traditions is ‘cauliflower with white sauce’, a typical Belgian daily side dish. This white sauce is bechamel, but this blog wouldn’t be mine if I would do it a little bit different to save a few kcal. Blanch 1 cauliflower cut … More Traditions to cherish