Baking/cooking · How to .../ DIY

July menu [updated]

Two weeks ago I suddenly had a feeling. I wanted to cook something. And not just bake cakes like I usually do. But make an actual diner. So I talked to my mum and persuaded her (which wasn’t really needed because she wasn’t in the mood to cook anyway) to let me cook diner. These recipes are not the ones that I’ve started with but I will try them soon and update this post on what I think of them! (possibly an update with different pictures)

So give your mum, dad, dog, brother or whoever usually cooks your diner have a rest. These are easy recipes. So you (probably) won’t set your house on fire.

Let’s jump right into it shall we.

Bruschetta with carpaccio  
30 min – 4 persons – easy

Ingredientscarpaccio_bruschetta

  • 4 slices of French bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 slices of carpaccio
  • 1 tbsp truffle mayonnaise, from the store or homemade
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts (preferably roasted. You can do this yourself in a small frying pan)
  • about 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • some fresh basil to garnish

Coat the slices of baguette thin with olive oil.
Grill the French bread in a Grill Pan until crispy. You can also roast it in the oven.
Spread a little truffle mayonnaise on the bruschetta and ad a slice of carpaccio.
Sprinkle with pine nuts, parmesan cheese and some Basil.

 

And for the main dish:

Seasonal pasta with asparagus and ham      Updated
30 min – 4 persons – easy

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The updated version of this recipe

Ingredients

  • 50 g spicy grated cheese
  • 250 ml crème fraîche
  • 1 onion
  • 400 g tagliatelle
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150 g Parma ham
  • 15 g parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 700 gr white asparagus (or green)
  • (If you want you can add some other vegetables. like mushrooms or corn)

Cut the lower part of the asparagus (approx. 2 cm). Peel them with a vegetable peeler. (or a knife for skilled people. Unlike me)
Cook the asparagus in a high pan with plenty of water and 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp sugar in 15 minutes.
Cook the tagliatelle according to package directions.
Heat some oil in a saucepan and fry the onion for 2 minutes (and possibly the other vegetables). Add the ham and cook 3 minutes.
Then add the crème fraîche and parsley and season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Mix the tagliatelle with the sauce and divide the pasta among four soup plates.
Place the asparagus on the sauce and garnish with the Parmesan cheese.

 

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Because the main dish is pasta. We can have a dessert that fills a bit more. So for the dessert we are making Liquid Chocolate Cake.

Click here for a previous post on how to make this delicious dessert. (Of course you don’t have to eat it as a dessert!)

 

I hope you enjoyed this little menu. I would love to hear about it if you’ve tried any of the recipes and your opinion about them!

Love,

Manon

 

 

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