Thursday, September 29, 2011

Table automnale ( A table for the fall )


Une petite table pour celebrer cette belle saison . Je n`ai jamais vu un pays ou l`on celebrait autant cette saison autant qu`aux les USA . Meme la nature ici se met aux tons oranges ,marrons ou rouilles .

A small table to celebrate this beautiful season .Ihave never seen a place where fall was so welcomed as in the US.Everything here turns to orange ,browns and dark reds for the fall .

Monday, September 5, 2011

Risotto aux fruitsde mer (seafood risotto)


for 4 people
100 grams of arborio rice for each person
1/2 of a small onion
3to 4 garlic cloves
some salt
A pinch of Cayenne powder (if you want to add a kick to it)
a tea spoon of turmaric (to give a yellow color)
a tablespoon of olive oil (less if you dont want to eat too much fat)
20ml of Marsala wine (optional)
500gr of seafood combo(mine had shrimps ,calamari and scallops)

In a pan heat the oil ,once hot add your chopped onion then your chopped garlic and let them sautee (do not burn them) .
Once the onions and garlic are translucid add the seafood cook for 5min then add your spices(salt ,pepper ,Cayenne and turmaric) .
Ater that add the wine then your rice let the rice cook a little in all this liquid then once all the liquids evaporated add some water and let the rice cook until soft (I prefer mine al dente)
you can serve with some grated parmesan and decorate with parsley leaves .