Sunday, May 9, 2010

Barbecued Prawns with garlic butter

A great summer recipe for a light appetizer version with shrimps!
You can serve them as shown on the picture below or with e.g. rocket salad.

We need:

• 24 medium green (raw) prawns (shrimp), peeled with tails intact
• lime wedges, to serve
• 40g butter
• 2tablespoons olive oil
• 2cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
• 3teaspoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

To make the garlic butter, place the butter, oil, garlic, salt and parsley in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook for 1 minute or until butter is melted.

Thread 4 prawns onto a skewer and brush with garlic butter. Preheat a barbecue or char-grill to medium heat and barbecue prawns for 3 minutes each side, brushing with remaining garlic butter until golden and cooked through.

Serve with lime wedges. Serves 6.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Argula sald with prociutto, artichokes and portobello mushrooms

Recently I ate this salad at a restaurant and it was simply delicious! Of course I wrote down the recipe and now i'm going to share it with you!

You need:

Argula + cherry tomates + portobello mushrooms + artichokes + capers + prosciutto + parmesan + pine nuts + pesto and balsamic vinegar

The Recipe:

Wash the argula, cut the cherry tomates into half and mix these two ingredients in a big bowl. Add the portobello mushrooms and the capers. Add balsamic vinegar, olive oil* and mix.

Take a big plate and place a handfull of the argula mix on it. Quarter the artichoke and place it on the plate to. Take 3-4 slices of the proscuitto and lay it over the salad.

Decorate with pine nuts, parmesan, pesto(or pesto dressing) and viscous balsamic vinegar.

*You can also use sunflower oil - this will give your salad an interesting taste

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Petite Tarte aux pommes

As I love to bake, I decided to post a dessert recipe. This recipe is actually very easy and can be made in a little time.
It is the perfect sweet snack for guests, for a coffee at the afternoon, but it can be also served easily as a dinner dessert.

For me it's the perfect light tarte on a summer evening ...

You need:
Recipe for 4 Persons

250gr puff pastry
4-5 small apples (e.g. Granny Smith)
50gr butter
Honey with cinnamon powder

flaked almonds, roasted
icing sugar

The Recipe:

Roll out the puff pastry (3mm) and trump out 4 circles with a diameter of approx. 12cm.
Put them on a baking papered baking sheet and cut in with a form

Wash the apples and core the apples. After cutting the apple into halfs, cut very thin slices and lay them in a "rose" style on the puff pastry.

Melt the butter with the cinnamon honey and spread it afterwords on the tartes.

Bake the tartes at 200°C for 10-12 minutes in the preheated baking oven.

Sprinkle the warm tartes with almond flakes and icing sugar.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or sorbet (raspberry sorbet in pictures)