basil

July 10, 2018
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Ingredient:

Ciabatta bread

fresh mozzarella cut into chunks

some basil leaves

tomato slices

1 TBS basil sauce

1 tsp olive oil

black pepper

Preparation:

Fill ciabatta bread with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, tomato slices, black pepper, a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and my basil sauce

Heat the sandwich in a preheated oven (180 degrees c) for around 10 mn then grill a little to get those beautiful grill lines!

Basil sauce

Ingredients:
2 cups basil leaves
2 TBS lightly roasted pine nuts
1/2 cup good olive oil
A squeeze of lime
A pinch of lime zest
A tiny bit of black pepper
Preparation:
In a food processor, place the basil, pine nuts, black pepper, lime zest and squeezed lime (squeeze directly in the processor u only need a tiny bit)

Process all until u obtain a fine mixture
With the processor on low speed

Add the olive oil as a thin thread in a steady motion until they are all well incorporated

Use immediately,or refrigerate/ freeze for later use!


July 9, 2018
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Tenderloin

Ingredients:

Whole beef tenderloin (weighing around 1.2 – 1.5 kilograms)

Coarse salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

Some oil 

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius

Place a pan that can accommodate the tenderloin in the oven so it heats up 

Season the tenderloin well with salt and pepper

Heat a pot

Add some oil 

Sear the tenderloin from all sides until it’s well browned

Transfer to the oven pan 

Cook for 25 minutes 

Let rest a little before cutting

Rosemary Garlic Potato

Ingredients:

1 kilogram baby potatoes (or medium sized ones) 

Water for boiling the potatoes 

3 TBS olive oil 

Salt and black pepper to taste 

1 small garlic bulb cut in half horizontally

Some fresh rosemary  

Preparation: 

Clean the potatoes well (skin on) 

Place in a pan with the oil, pepper, salt, rosemary and garlic 

Roast for 30-40 on 200 degrees celsius until golden brown

Basil Sauce

Blend together: 

2 cups basil leaves

2 garlic cloves 

1/2 cup olive oil 

Some salt and pepper

Cover and refrigerate until serving


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