Tag: main course

The Musette: Mixed vegetable curry

A simple, but a very delicious dish that I conjured up from products and vegetables in my fridge, freezer and cupboard. This is the type of thing I’ll do on a fairly regular basis and serve it either as is or with plain brown… Continue Reading “The Musette: Mixed vegetable curry”

The Musette: Pissaladière

Pissaladière is a traditional Niçois recipe composed of a thick pizza dough topped with caramelised onions and anchovies (optional). It’s as much anchored in the heritage of the cuisine of Nice as salade niçoise, fougasse, socca, daube or ratatouille. Pissaladière’s origins lie in Genoa’s 15th… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pissaladière”

The Musette: Socca

Socca is a traditional Niçois dish and, as with many traditional dishes, there are a dozen different ways you can make it. You’ll most often find socca cooked street-side on fiery grills, where the resulting flatbread is coarsely chopped and served in a cone with a… Continue Reading “The Musette: Socca”

The Musette: Kale and white bean korma

This creamy vegetable, protein and fibre-packed recipe only requires about 10 minutes of active cooking time and will simmer to perfection without tying you to the stove. Feel free to add any seasonal vegetables you have lying around — don’t feel constrained by my list… Continue Reading “The Musette: Kale and white bean korma”

The Musette: Beef Curry

As you know, in our household, we love a curry. Generally it’s one made with vegetables or legumes so we can both enjoy it but very occasionally I make one just for my beloved. He loves a roast dinner and this is what I… Continue Reading “The Musette: Beef Curry”

The Musette: Leek and potato galette

I  love galettes. This is largely because I’m not great at rolling out pastry but it doesn’t matter with a galette. The more rustic it looks the better it tastes! These are quick and easy, deal for unexpected guests. You can make 4 individual… Continue Reading “The Musette: Leek and potato galette”

The Musette: Pasta bake

While my beloved has been home underfoot and requiring three square meals a day, pasta has been a veritable life saver. Here’s a recipe inspired by similar ones from Ottolenghi and Smitten Kitten that’s concocted from leftovers. You can make it with pretty much… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pasta bake”

The Musette: Spicy Cod Fritters

Although I eat some fish, I don’t like a lot of typical white fish such as cod, haddock, plaice, whiting. I prefer less fishy tasting Mediterranean fish like sea bass. However, I do enjoy both brandade de morue (emulsion of salt cod, olive oil… Continue Reading “The Musette: Spicy Cod Fritters”

The Musette: scallops, cauliflower and curry oil

It’s been so long since we’ve had friends around for dinner that I wanted to push the boat out a bit. Yes, we’ve had picnics and apèros, but no proper dinners. This scallop recipe comes straight from one of my favourite chefs, Raymond Blanc.… Continue Reading “The Musette: scallops, cauliflower and curry oil”

The Musette: Black Bean and Corn salad

During the month of August I really don’t feel much like cooking and salads reign supreme. Here’s another one from my vast repertoire of salads which can be made from typical store cupboard staples and seasonal vegetables. I typically make this one to serve… Continue Reading “The Musette: Black Bean and Corn salad”