Here is a recipe for small shortbread that I developed after having eaten similar ones in London. They are absolutely delicious and above all very crispy! You can keep them for more than a week in a perfectly airtight box. They will be irresistible for an aperitif!
This recipe is ideal for those who do not want raw fish or nori seaweed leaves. We see these rolls everywhere nowadays and they are a real fresh delight! When the good weather finally comes, it is a pleasure to enjoy. It’s all much simpler than it seems!
Qatayef, or atayef (not to be confused with ktayef, pastry made from angel hair) is a delicious pancake filled with ashtalieh cream, rose and orange blossom water and crushed roasted pistachios. Everything is served with a flavored syrup and gives a final result that is not very sweet. This pastry is found in Lebanon, but also in Egypt and other countries of the Levant. This presentation with half of the pancake folded to make a cone is called assafiri.
I have just returned from Rome where I spent a few days of vacation again, that I already offer you a really simple recipe! The translation being “cheese and pepper”. The sauce is just made with the cheese and the pasta cooking water. Be careful not to recook the sauce which in this case would cause the pecorino cheese to curdle. In about ten minutes, everything is ready and absolutely delicious!
Here is a simple and effective dish, ready in just a few minutes. The longest will be to cook the plain rice to accompany it! I offer you these crunchy prawns in a spicy sweet and sour sauce, with sugar snap peas and a few Thai basil leaves, for an ultra tasty meal. The hardest to find is Thai basil, but know that it grows very well in pots indoors! Convenient to always have on hand, if like me you are a fan!
As I travel much less than before, I look at my notebooks in which I wrote down the dishes I had tasted abroad. This dish of crispy wasabi prawns really stuck with me and I had tasted it in Shanghai some time ago. It took me a long time to find the right proportions and since I finally discovered the way to make fried food extra crispy, I am having fun making the delights I had in mind. It’s done with this dish which is very special. I recommend if you try it, maybe only start with half the proportions. The “sauce” that coats the shrimp is very very special. But a delight when you dare to venture there!