Date Night Paris

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They have a cooking class on Sur Le Table called “Date Night Paris”.  It is a class where the recipes impress me because I like French recipes and I think it would be fun to try out the recipes on my own Date night.  I searched for recipes that I saw and the first one I found and pinned to my French Recipes board is Perfectly Seared Salmon with white wine sauce.  The recipe I found on a blog included putting the salmon with the sauce over squash noodles which is fun, also.  Love it.

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Then the class included grilled asparagus with tarragon and chive butter.  They don’t give the recipe out, so I had to figure out how to try and make it.  So I found a recipe for grilled asparagus to get the grilling time and some tips on how to make it.  Then I figured that they must have used compound butter with the herbs mixed in it and then put pieces of that butter over the asparagus while it was grilling.  So I found a recipe for citrus herb compound butter and substituted lemon for orange and added tarragon and chives for the herbs.  I figured dried tarragon and fresh minced chives might work.  And to add more flavor, I added my own touch of tossing the asparagus in 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar with 2 teaspoons of olive oil before putting on a grill pan.  Will have to experiment with it and figure out what might work.

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I found a blog that had compound butters and just got ideas from that, also.

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Then they had “Sweet Pea Souffles”.  Looks impressive and I found a recipe for that to try and pinned the recipe on my French Recipes board.

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Then they had Mousse au Citron with Fresh Strawberries.  I found that recipe on Saveur and pinned it to my French Recipes board.

While I was looking for recipes, I came across a recipe for Ham and Gruyere Croissants that looked really good and I pinned it to my French Recipes board.

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Then I was looking for seasoning blends and came across some neat ideas and pinned the recipes to my seasonings board on Pinterest.

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I like French recipes and if the recipes are good, they can’t help but come out.  But I always try to see if I can make them before I try them out on like a Date night.  Every once in a while, I surprise myself and the recipe is a keeper.

I don’t live near any of the Sur Le Table cooking classes.  I think the nearest one is in Natick, MA.  But trying out their ideas is the next best fun for me.

And that is my thoughts for today.

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