Date Night Paris


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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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