La mer. French sea dishes ( compilation)

Menu to navigate in the sea of French main dishes…

papillote de crystal saumon et pomélo (salmon papillote)
papillote de poisson (white fish)
papillote de poisson vanillée (vanilla fish)

Winter bouillabaisse
Summer bouillabaisse
aioli aux pommes de terre nouvelles (with cod fish)
bourride de limande et amaguri
fish cassoulet
choucroute de la mer (seafood Sauerkraut)

morue parmentière (cod and potatoes)
effeuillée de morue parmentière (cod and potato gratin)

calamars au vin (wine stewed calamari)
calamar à l’armoricaine (calamari stew)

carpaccio de daurade au pamplemousse (grapefruit marinated fish)
pétoncles à la nage (mini scallop soup)
ormeaux au beurre (buttered abalone)
salade tahitienne (Tahitian raw fish)
féroce d’avocat (avocado cod)

sole meunière
Mediterranean grilled fish
saumon vapeur aux algues (steamed salmon)
daurade flambée au pastis (anise baked fish)


Little fun party today : Peking duck.
Am I fooling you ? I wish it was it, but well…
Correction :
Pekinfied duck skins
But that did it for me. That was delicious.

And that’s really recycling, rock bottom level budget cooking. I kept skins in the freezer when I used duck breasts in other recipes.

Made them sweat their fat with star anise to flavor. Discarded fat.

Added soy sauce, spices and sugar. Discarded the fat.

Dried excess fat with kitchen towel. Grilled them on slow heat in oven-toaster.

Lackered skins.

Sauce made with dochi, banana, chili pepper, oil.
I served with negi leaks, cucumbers and some fresh steamed crepes.

Take a crepe, fill, roll… Verdict : hao chi le !

Iced spicy Silvana

This is crispy, nutty, spicy and iced. Pure bliss ice-cream sand.
This is a free interpretation variation of Silvana cakes from the Philippines.

Silvana is the little sister of Mr Sans-Rival, the big dacquoise cake. So it is the same base of cashew dacquoise as here.
The only differences are the smaller size (like a cookie) and the addition of a good amount of curcuma powder to the batter.

The dacquoises were then opened in the middle, like muffins.

They dried and become crispy around after 2 days.

Coriander, anise, cardamom cream cheese ice cream. I have added the spices slightly crushed to some bought ice-cream, which is not too fat nor sweet.

Chaudrée de saumon (salmon and root chowder)

A meal soup with healthy salmon. It’s the season for Hokkaido salmon now.

Lots of bones and skin in the fish. I got the parts left after they cut the squares for sashimi and sushi. It’s very cheap and ideal for this recipe. Boiled that with carrot and satoimo (taro).
For flavor : 1/2 ts of anise seeds.

I don’t want to eat over-boiled fish, so after it changed of color, I scraped the flesh and put back only bones and skin into the soup. I got all that flesh.
Then I’ve let the soup simmer.

The veggies became very tender.

The satoimo became very tender, and gray blue in shade.

After clearing the soup from fish bones, I reheated everything, with some napa cabbage.

The milky color of the soup comes from oats. I milled 2 tbs and added to the soup.
Final tuning : salt, pepper, 1 tbs of Ricard anise liquor. And on the plates a few more anise seeds.
Then mmm… mmm… mmm…

Bretzelling… (via GiO)


I wanted to eat a few moricettes…
So I baked a whole batch of assorted bretzels.

really many :

Bread dough, with surdough (from the day before). For the malty touch, I add roast wheat …

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