Sunday, October 30, 2005

Green Salad with Walnuts

Green Salad with Walnuts
Mixed green salad for 4

1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
4 tbsp raspberry vinegar
50 ml extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup walnut, in halves or quarters
2 tbsp honey
50 gr blue cheese, crumbled
1 pear, cut in bite sizes

Pour the honey over the walnuts and place on an oven tray. Pre-heat to 175 C (350 F) and roast for about 5 minutes.

Whisk all the sauce ingredients and toss into the green salad. Place in a salad bowl. Add in the roasted walnuts, blue cheese and pear.

Serve with any kind of grilled beef or chicken.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Pasta with Shrimp

Pasta with Shrimp - click to enlarge
Pasta for 2 people
1/2 cup shrimp, cooked (frozen)
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
4-5 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon zest
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
2-3 slices of lemon
1 tsp salt

First boil the pasta in water with salt. You can use whichever kind of pasta you prefer.

In the mean time, cook the chopped garlic with butter and olive oil in large pan. Don't over cook the garlic (the colour shouldn't change), otherwise it'll lose its taste. Add in the shrimp, salt and pepper, and stir a little bit. Then add the boiled pasta, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley and lemon slices. Toss everything together and serve while still hot.