French Starters Vegetarian

Cheese souffle

Ingredients: 300ml milk 1 Bay leaf 1 Shallot, halved 30g Butter 30g Plain flour 100g Cheese, mix of parmesan and Gruyere or Emmenthal 2 Large free range eggs seperated, plus 1 egg white 2-3 Tbsp dried breadcrumbs Salt & pepper Method: Put the milk in the pan with the shallot and bring to a simmer, […]

Fish French Main course

Tuna steak with puy lentil salad

Ingredients: 2 tuna steaks 1 can of puy lentils 1 chilli sliced and deseeded 1 small red onion finely diced 6 Cherry tomatoes quartered Handful of chopped coriander Handful of chopped parsley 1 clove garlic finely chopped Half cucumber, deseeded and diced Juice of half a lemon Olive oil 1 tbls red wine vinegar Method: […]

Desserts French

Coffee creme brulee

Ingredients: 200ml Double cream 70ml Whole milk 35ml Strong espresso 1 Tbls Tia Maria 4 Large egg yolks (free range) 50g Caster sugar Method: Set the oven to 140C. add the cream and milk to a heavy bottomed pan and heat slowly until almost boiling, add the coffee and Tia Maria. In a seperate bowl […]

French Game Main course

Duck with madiera sauce

Ingredients: 4 duck breasts Madeira sauce: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf a few sprigs of thyme 1 garlic clove, peeled About 100g meat trimmings (we used stewing steak) 250ml Madeira (or Marsala) 150 ml port 1 litre chicken stock salt and pepper Crushed peas: 300g frozen peas Small buch […]

French Indian Main course

South Indian tuna

Ingredients: 500ml groundnut oil 1 and a half tbsp black or brown mustard seeds 1 finger length piece of ginger, finely chopped 3 green chillies, chopped 16 curry leaves (fresh or dried) 4 tuna loin steaks, about 1.5cm thick 1 tbsp turmeric a quarter of a red onion, very finely chopped Small handful chopped coriander […]