Monday, April 27, 2009

salade niçoise


sliced potatoes (with peel)
green salad
300 gr green beans (haricots verts)
1 tin tuna fish in oil
1 chopped red onion
artichoke hearts (canned)
sliced cherry tomatoes

for the French dressing:
oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard q.b.

about 15 minutes

fry the sliced potatoes seasoned with garlic powder, salt, and pepper
boil the green beans for 8 min aprox.
put all the ingredients on a large plate or bowl and season with the French dressing.

Saturday, April 25, 2009



1 aubergine
3 bell peppers
3 onions
300 gr. minced
900 gr sliced potatoes
500 ml bechamel (done with butter, flour and aprox. 1 lt milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg)
salt and pepper
olive oil

about 1 hour and 20 min

Preheat the oven at 180º.
Chop the aubergine (salt them, let them purge the water for 10 min.), peppers and onions. Fry all in a pan for about 5 min.
Cook the chopped with salt and pepper and thyme q.b. for about 5 min.
in a deep oven dish, set the veggies, then a layer of meat, and finally the potatoes. Top all with abundant bechamel sauce and cook in the oven (about 45 min).

Fry the be

Monday, April 13, 2009

spinach quiche (aka torta pasqualina)


500 gr boiled and chopped spinach
200 gr ricotta cheese
50 gr parmesan cheese, rasped
50 gr pecorino cheese, rasped
6 eggs
deep frozen puff pastry
salt and pepper

about one hour

In a bowl stir the spinach, cheeses, salt and pepper and two eggs. prepare the puff pastry, extend it on a baking tin, place the filling on it and dig 4 holes where to put 4 raw eggs. Close the pie with more puff pastry, brush it with beaten egg yolk and bake it for around 40 min, 180-200º.

thai green curry tofu

ingredients: (x4)

2 tbsp green curry
2 tbsp vegetable oil
500 gr green beans (deep frozen)
400 ml coconut milk
300 gr fresh tomatoes
400 gr tofu
salt and sugar

about 20 minutes.

fry the green curry paste in vegetable oil, add the coconut milk and let it simmer.
add the green beans, the salt, the sugar and the minced tofu; let cook for 10 min. Add the tomatoes, let it simmer for other 5 min.
Serve with thai rice.