Category: pine nuts


After the hiatus created by my recent move, I’m happy to report that I am settled into a new home and ready to resume more regular blogging about my dinner menus.

Tonight’s dinner was simple, quick, and tasty. While the onions caramelize on top of the stove, the fish bakes in the oven. Fresh baby spinach and pinenuts are tossed with the onions at the last minute and plated as a bed for the filet of fish. Both the dessert and bread were made yesterday, so from beginning to end this menu took less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Baked cod served on a bed of caramelized onions, wilted spinach, and pinenuts, and drizzled with a puree of roasted red pepper
Couscous with fresh parsley and dill
Yeast roll Chez Edouard

Housemade pineapple-coconut ice cream with crisp butter cookies

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This menu was another of my kitchen experiments. For ease of preparation I used canned tuna and in fact it is preferable in this case. A small amount of béchamel sauce is mixed with the minced vegetables and tuna to hold everything together, and then the mixture is chilled and rolled into balls which are subsequently breaded with dried bread crumbs and baked until done. The lemon-dill sauce is a wonderful addition.

Croquettes of tuna, minced roasted red bell peppers and scallions, bound with béchamel and breaded with herbed bread crumbs Chez Edouard, served with a yogurt-lemon-dill sauce
Brown rice pilaf with pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes
Barely-wilted baby spinach

Tangerine ice cream with tangerine syrup and crisp coconut cookies

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