Yesterday’s lunch. I love tarragon – it has a very special very distinctive and delicious taste and it fits perfectly to fish and other rather delicate dishes. My local fishmonger five minutes down the road had some beautiful fresh salmon trout available, so we gave it a hit.
This is a recipe my old friend Steve (who is half italian) taught me well over 20 years ago. It’s a light and fresh pasta dish for a warm spring day’s lunch, foolproof to make with just a few ingredients and very delicious. Steve used “Farfalle” noodles which I didn’t have at hand but it tasted great anyway.
This is a simple and easy, yet very delicious recipe for pasta with a rich and creamy miso and mushroom sauce. Perfectly suited for one of those busy weekday evenings when you can’t be arsed into elaborate cooking, ’cause it’s done in almost no time.
The text below makes it seem like a lot of work, while in reality it’s a done in an instant. I suppose it’s some sort of “fusion cuisine” 🙂 and it’s very aromatic. Try it yourself!
I craved this so much lately that I just couldn’t help it anymore and made it again yesterday. So without much talking around here’s the recipe – it takes time, but it is easy, beginner friendly and entirely rewarding. (The above image was taken just before the final roast.)
Here’s wild broccoli or “broccoli rabe”, also known as “italian broccoli” or “Spargelkohl” in germany. This long-stemmed cousin of the well-known normal broccoli is more aromatic and has a more distinct flavor. I cooked it asian-style these days and it was a very delicious yet easy to make dish.
These are the dishes I liked best in 2022 and/or that I repeated most often. I’d appreciate if you give them a try, enjoy and let me know how they worked out for you!
Chimichurri is an argentine uncooked herb sauce normally served as a condiment with grilled meats and steaks. I made it for our christmas dinner (and promptly forgot in the fridge). In it’s country of origin the sauce is also used for marinating even fish or poultry. It’s very aromatic, fresh and delicious and it’s easy to make with a mortar and pestle.
Now, lots of people have smiled over Uncle Roger’s hilarious YouTube reaction on somebody’s rice cooking, so, of course I tried his “finger method”, just for the test. No measuring of rice and water, just use your index finger’s knuckles and somewhat “eyeball” everything. There’s a nice and comprehensible explanation here that I shamelessly copied – see below.
And it works! I got fluffy, perfectly cooked and delicious rice. So easy, so convenient, so idiot proof. I’m even thinking about NOT buying a new rice cooker now 🙂