Grilled shrimps with saffron cream sauce.

  1. A few king prawns per person
  2. One shallot
  3. Two tablespoons of whiskey
  4. A quarter of a cup of white wine
  5. One cup of cream 18%
  6. One teaspoon of saffron
  7. One tablespoon of butter, salt and pepper

Melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and cook stirring 3 to 5 minutes, do not caramelize them. Add the whiskey and cook it down, add the wine and saffron. Heat, stirring, until the alcohol evaporates, another 2 or 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook, stirring to reduce the sauce. Finish the sauce with salt and pepper.

Peel the prawns, brush with oil and grill on both sides.
Serve prawns with sauce, baguette and white wine.
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Butternut squash with pecan nuts and blue cheese.

  1. 1 kg / about 2,2 lbs / butternut squash per two servings
  2. A handful of pecan nuts
  3. Half a cup of crushed blue cheese / roquefort /
  4. Two tablespoons of olive oil
  5. A pinch of thyme, salt, chili
Peel and cut the pumpkin into cubes, sprinkle lightly with thyme, fry in low heat pan in olive oil until tender / about 15 minutes /. Put into a bowl, sprinkle with halved pecans and crushed cheese. Season with chili, salt and thyme to taste and mix.
Enjoy!
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Goat cheese and pomegranate salad. For Aga, the bravest woman …

  1. A handful of rocket salad for a portion
  2. A few thick slices of apple
  3. Three or four of goat’s cheese rounds
  4. One egg
  5. Some bread crumbs
  6. Half a cup of pomegranate seeds
  7. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey

Prepare the dressing by whisking together all ingredients until smooth: two tablespoons of olive, one teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey. Crack the egg into a bowl and use a fork to lightly whisk. Place the breadcrumbs on a separate plate. Dip the goat cheese in the egg and the breadcrumbs and press firmly to coat on both side. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Arrange the garden rocket on the large plate, apple slices and cheese, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pour the dressing and it’s ready to eat.

I like lightly grilled apple slices, but they can be fresh.
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Turkey fillet with pumpkin and wild mushrooms.

  1. One turkey fillet per two servings
  2. A handful of dried wild mushrooms or few frozen ones
  3. A small bowl of diced pumpkin
  4. Olive oil, butter, salt and black pepper

Dried mushrooms soak in little amount of hot water for 10 minutes. Frozen ones cut in thick slices. Fry the pumpkin on butter (medium heat) and simmer till it gets almost soft. Add mushrooms and fry for 5 minutes sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the sliced turkey seasoned with salt and pepper. Serve promptly with eg. thick barley groats and some rocket salad leaves and wine.

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Asparagus frittata. A good choice for any time.

  1. A few asparagus spears,
  2. Four eggs,
  3. A tablespoon of butter,
  4. A tablespoon of cream,
  5. Two tablespoons of  Parma cheese or Pecorino,
  6. Salt and pepper,

Blanch asparagus in lightly salted water for 1-2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Whisk eggs in a bowl with cream and cheese and season with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook over low heat for 5-8 minutes, or until almost set. Place under a hot grill and cook until golden. Two portions. Yummy!

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Pasta with porcini mushrooms in a cream sauce. A piece of heaven.

  1. Italian pasta,
  2. A handful of dried porcini mushrooms per person,
  3. One onion,
  4. 1/3 cup of white wine,
  5. 2 tablespoons of butter,
  6. A cup of sweet cream 18%,
  7. Salt, pepper,

Soak dried mushrooms for 10 minutes in warm water. Chopped onions lightly fry in butter, add white wine and porcini mushrooms, boil about 3 minutes. Add cream, stir and reduce 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pasta, sprinkle with Parma cheese and parsley. I like it with the glass of white wine. Enjoy!

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Curry with shrimps and mango. It was… Sorry.

  1. A few king prawns per person,
  2. Mango fruit,
  3. A small cup of coconut milk,
  4. One spoon of red Thai curry paste,
  5. Two teaspoons of fish sauce,
  6. A Spring onion,
  7. One teaspoon of lime juice,

Put a spoon of coconut fat from the milk into a frying pan and fry chopped onion and curry paste on it. Add fish sauce and the rest of the coconut milk. Put the peeled shrimps and mango cut into a thick cubes. Add lime juice and boil for 5 minutes. Serve with rice sprinkled with parsley. And with beer, of course. It always tastes delicious!

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Cream of green peas soup with pesto.

  1. A cup of cooked peas
  2. A young onion
  3. Two teaspoons of green pesto
  4. One teaspoon of lime juice
  5. A little olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and pepper

Chop the onion and fry lightly in olive oil. Blend all components with adding 3/4 cup of water. Boil the soup and add a spoon of olive oil.

Serve the cream sprinkled with Parma cheese or parsley with toast. Yummy!
Recipe for two bowls of soup.
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Spinach, walnuts, grapes and blue cheese salad. Superfood for gourmets.

  1. Two handfuls baby spinach
  2. A handful of red grapes
  3. A few chopped walnuts
  4. A few cubes of gorgonzola cheese / Italian blue cheese /
  5. Crushed one clove of garlic
  6. Two tablespoons of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice
  7. Half a teaspoon of sugar, salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients, blend the lemon juice with garlic, sugar, a small pinch of salt and pepper, pour the salad and enjoy!

As an addition, you can serve a baguette or toast and white rose wine. The recipe for one serving.

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Salad with pancetta, Parma cheese and dried tomatoes.

Another of these simple and nutritious salads in my menu. You will prepare in 20 minutes for any number of people.

  1. Two handfuls of garden rocket per person
  2. Three or four slices of pancetta
  3. Three dried tomatoes
  4. A few slices of Parma cheese
  5. Red balsamic vinegar, sugar or honey

Soak the dried tomatoes in a mug of boiling water for 5 minutes, fry pancetta in a pan for a while, add the soaked and cut the tomatoes. Remove everything from the pan. Add a spoon of sugar and few drops of water or tablespoon of honey, caramelize. Then pour few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, reduce while stirring until the vinegar smell off. Put the ingredients on a plate, pouring the sauce from the pan and decorate parmesan cheese. Yummy! You are master!

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