Wednesday, 11 December 2013

SALTED LOG WITH SALMON - BLANQUETTE DE LA MER WITH LEMON COUSCOUS - CHOCOLATE SPRING ROLLS WITH RASPBERRY AND BLACK PEPPER COULIS



















BLANQUETTE DE LA MER
1 large shallot (diced) – 60ml of white wine – a little fennel (diced) – 4 lovely scallops – 6 langoustines (shelled and deveined) – 200g of cooked mussels – 1 puff pastry – 1 egg yolk – 120g of single cream – a few chives – 2 PYREX bowls.

Pre-heat your oven to 210°.
In a pan, cook the fennel with the shallot in a little bit of olive oil for 2 minutes.
In each PYREX bowl, place 2 scallops, 3 langoustines, 100g of mussels, half of the fennel already cooked, 60g of cream, a chive cut and 30ml of wine.
Cut 2 circles in the puff pastry for the bowls.
Cover each bowl with the pastry like a hat. The pastry should cover well each bowl.
Brush tops with egg yolk.
Cook for 10-15 minutes. 

LEMON COUSCOUS
150g of couscous – the zest of 1 lemon – 1 onion (diced) – 200ml of water – a piece of butter.
Fry the onion with the zest in a pan for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
Boil the water for the couscous. Place the couscous in a bowl. Cover with water for 1 mn.
Add a piece of butter, the zest and onion to the couscous. Combine well.
Serve with the blanquette.

44 comments:

  1. Great menu for Christmas! Lynn

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  2. I like this trio of perfect Christmas dishes. Thanks, Justine

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    1. You're very welcome Justine. Best, Sixte

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  3. I especially like the salmon log recipe. Very good! Veronique

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    1. Thank you very much Véronique. Best, Sixte

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  4. You are amazing, Sixtine. your recipes as well. Thanks. Marta

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    1. Thank you ever so much Marta for your very nice comment...Sixtine

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  5. Blanquette de la mer is something else. I like it a lot. Miriam

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    1. Thank you Miriam. Blanquette de la mer is a little bit like a "fish stew". Best, Sixte

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  6. Wow! Fantastic recipes. I don't know which one to use first. Many thanks, Adelaide

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    1. You're welcome Adelaide. You can do all of them, they are so, so easy...Otherwise, try the chocolate spring rolls first...Best, Sixte

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  7. Hey Sixtine, your Christmas selection is very interesting. It makes my Christmas preparations so much easier. Ta , Phoebe

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    1. Thank you Phoebe. Alway happy to help...I know how difficult it is sometimes to try to figure out what to do...Best, Sixtine

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  8. Christmas feast is ready in front of my eyes. Sixte, your help is vey much appreciated. Tessa

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    1. A big thank you Tessa...Best, Sixte

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  9. These recipes are mind blowing. I would have never come up with this marvellous suggestions. Thanks a million. Tamsin

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    1. You're very welcome Tamsin. Thank you very much for your comment. Best, Sixte

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  10. Christmas wouldn't be the same without you Sixtine. Grateful Verity

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    1. Thank you ever so much Verity. Your comment is so kind to me...Sixtine

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  11. Best recipes! Christmas time is the best time to create them. Adela

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    1. Thank you very much Adela. Best, Sixte

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  12. all of them are sooo good. Thank you Sixte. Bernadette

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    1. You're welcome Bernardette. Best, Sixte

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  13. I do hope this is simple to make, because I have two left hands in the kitchen. It will be my test. Keep your fingers crossed, Sixte. Lorna

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    1. Of course Lorna. It is terribly simply to make. Try and let me know...Best, Sixte

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    2. Thank you Sixte. I made salmon log and chocolate spring rolls. According to my boyfriend they were very good....or he just loves me (or both). Lorna

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    3. Hello Lorna. Of course he loves you (and your cooking as well...). Merry Christmas. Sixte

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  14. Tomorrow is the test of your recipes. I will try them with my family. I need this training session before I unleash these dishes on my guests at Christmas. Hazel

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    1. I am very honored to be at your Christmas Hazel... You are right to do a test though...Enjoy them with your family. Best, Sixte

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    2. The test was a success. Thank you Sixte. Hazel

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    3. You are welcome Hazel. Merry Christmas. Sixte

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  15. Thank you Sixtine for your very welcome Christmas food suggestions. What would I do without you??? Megan

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    1. Thank you ever so much Megan. Always very happy to help! Best, Sixtine

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  16. You say it is terribly easy to make. I hope so, as I have very little experience with cooking (I blame my mum). Thanks, Mia

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    1. Of course Mia, you will see. Your mum will be very proud of you...Best, Sixte

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    2. Oh, Sixte, thank you so much. It was perfect. Mia

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    3. You are very welcome Mia. I am so happy everything went well... Happy Christmas. Sixte

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  17. I like the presentation of your dishes, nice photos Sixte. Apart from the looks, they taste equally good. Amina

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    1. Thank you very much Amina. Best, Sixte

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  18. Your recipes Sixte are delightful. Maggie

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    1. Thank you ever so much Maggie for your very nice comment...Best, Sixte

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  19. Your recipes are a dream come true... I was wondering what to make for Christmas. Here it is ... thanks to you Sixte. Many thanks. Cordelia

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    1. You're very welcome Cordelia. I am so happy to know that I have helped you. Best, Sixte

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