lobster “roll” (California style)

September 24th, 2012


lobster “roll”  California style
(mille-feuille de homard à la Californie)

serves 4

what you need:

4 lobster tails 
1 cup seafood stock
½ cup dry white wine
1 sachet (1 bay leaf, fresh Italian parsley, fresh cilantro, black peppercorns, 1 strip lime peel)

1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
1-2 apples, thinly sliced, seeds removed
1 Asian pear, thinly sliced, seeds removed
1-2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1-2 tomatoes (preferably Green Zebra), sliced
1 shallot, thinly sliced

2 teaspoon gros sel de Guérande (or sea salt)

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
⅓ cup olive oil
¼ cup avocado
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon fresh minced Italian parsley
pinch piment d’espelette
freshly ground black pepper (as needed)

lobster apple and avocado ingredients

pinch piment d’espelette
pinch minced fresh Italian parsley Read the rest of this entry »

winter tomato soup au gratin

February 10th, 2011

winter tomato soup au gratin

winter tomato soup au gratin


yield approximately 28 ounces

what you need:


1 1/2-2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 tablespoons  minced shallot
2/3 cup diced carrot
2  28 ounce cans of whole San Marzano tomatoes with juice Read the rest of this entry »

roasted red pepper and tomato soup (video)

October 22nd, 2010