I still have goose bumps, never heard such an emotional voice. And I've appreciated the sounds, contaminated by so many Mediterranean influences... as a friend of mine pointed out (OK fine, you were right).
That kind of summer day, filled with laziness and guilty pleasures. Tomorrow I'm heading to the beach, looking forward to: fresh coconut, shakerato coffee, sand between my toes, sticky sunscreen cream, comic books, ice cream... and a little tan, why not!
Top, ingredients to make cheese & mint brownies; bottom, to prepare salmon panna cotta. I told you I would have shared the recipes and here I am, but must admit... something went wrong with the cake. And it's totally me, not the recipe! In fact, check the original source, doesn't it look delicious and great?! Mine was pretty... but tasted funny, how embarrassing is that? While the panna cotta was a hit, idiot-proof, apparently! ;)
Anyway, salmon panna cotta, serves 6-8:
3 gelatine leaves
340 g salmon
1 bunch of chive
600 ml sour cream
salt and pepper
Soften the gelatine leaves in cold water. In the meantime, mince the salmon and the chive. Pour the sour cream in a pot, add salmon, half of the chive. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and add the gelatine, stirring till the gelatin melts. Divide the mix into 6-8 glasses and let cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Before serving, garnish with chive and small pieces of salmon.
During my Parisian gateway, I found a lovely gem I'd like to share with you. The place is called Le Pas Sage, which means the unwise and is a pun on the word "passage couvert" (covered passage) as the restaurant is located in the famous Passage du Grand-Cerf (2nd arr.). The room is long and narrow with plenty of window seats for some people watching and offers a pretty interesting menu. I had a divine asparagus soup with poached eggs and surprise toppings, as well as a revisited version of a tart tatin. For extra entertainment I sat in front of the counter, with a colorful flower shop on the one side and a stunning fish in a cocktail bowl on the other side.If you're planning a trip to Paris, don't miss this place!
PS the fish didn't have a name yet... if you find out, please tell me! :)