Une tourte lorraine. Lorraine style meat pie. I’ve never seen my mother making one, but so many local butchers proposed great ones, even without orderning.
Here I have to make it from scratch. This time, it’s a little variation to adapt to local ingredients.
Inside it’s mostly chicken…
… and a few herbs, particularly fresh marjolaine (marjoram).
Humm… the crispy and buttery golden crust.
For dessert : small lunettes à la vanille made with the same pastry.
In advance on the season, I’ve already eaten 2 brioches de Pâques(Easter sweet bread).
Yes, the quail eggs are baked with the brioche.
My brioche is an arranged (simplified) version of this recipe (in French).
Easter eggs, old fashioned and modern style.
Tips to color the eggs.
For yellow : boil them with turmeric.
For yellow : boil them with the outer peel of onion.
For yellow : boil them with kushinashi (gardenia bulbs) yellow food coloring.
For yellow, it’s easy. For other colors, good luck ! Food coloring doesn’t work all times. Spinach doesn’t work.
That looks so hip that you can’t guess what it is, like in those avant-garde restaurants that have done it for…ever. You have to pretend it’s new all the time. Well it’s marinated oysters with fresh veggies, and it’s yummy.
Japanese ingredients : small oysters and (blanched cooked) edamame beans.
Also white kabu (raw). And okra (gombo, blanched).
A fragrant yuzu lemon. I simply juiced the yuzu and added all the other ingredients diced. Mixed. Let a while in the fridge.
Serve in small amount as an appetizer, or with a toast or hot rice… well, that was a hot boiled potato.