It’s been a while since my last post. I haven’t had a lot of cooking inspiration and have been focussing on the redesign for Nombelina. This is another snap shots post to share some of our Easter food.
Most of the food comes from a box filled with locally grown produce. As it’s still a work in progress with a lot of room for improvement, I’m not sharing the name of the company yet. I am sharing some of the dishes I made.
Broccolini soup with red pepper and smoked salmon. I’m not a huge fan of soups, but this one was surprisingly nice. Also it was very easy to prepare.
Boil 100 grams of broccolini in half a liter of vegetable stock. Keep 2 florets separate for garnish.
Cut half a red pepper into small squares. And cut the smoked salmon into small strips.
Blend the rest of the broccolini in the stock along with 125 ml of cream. I used an immersion blender. Put back on the stove, bring to a boil and reduce heat.
Divide the red pepper and salmon over 2 bowls. Carefully add the soup and garnish with the remaining florets.
Steak with shii-take mushroom, potato, broccolini and red pepper.
Keep the skin on the potatoes, wash thoroughly and cut into long wedges. Blanch for 6 minutes. Blanch the broccolini for 3 minutes. Cut half a red pepper into long strips.
Fry the shiitake until nicely browned. Remove from the pan and fry the potato wedges in some butter and vegetable oil. Add the red pepper and broccolini towards the end.
Pan fry the steak and let it rest before cutting it. Serve on top of the shiitake, potatoes and vegetables.
I’ve been wanting to make my own chocolate fondant. I’ve seen them go wrong many a time on television. Most of the time the center wasn’t runny. I tried a recipe from the Dutch version of the Great British Bake Off show.
My fondants were slightly runny in the middle, but could have done with about a minute less in the oven. The flavor wasn’t right exactly right either. I will try and try again, until I have the ultimate chocolate fondant! Will keep you posted!