I'm back! What a wonderful and inspirational vacation I had, I can't wait to share with you some of the new recipes I tried while vacationing and visiting friends! Such tasty food with great flavors, cooking with friends, and having a lovely time - what could beat that?! Nothing, in my book...
Sometimes the ambiance is what makes the meal to stand out by intensifing the flavors, and puts you in the mood to relax and enjoy the treats about to be served for you.
This meal, as you can see, was served at the perfect spot, on a beautiful summer evening, with dear friends around the table. What fun it was to prep for the cooking and then set to go with everyone around and having a great time.
Usually, when I cook I am alone in the kitchen, in charge of the whole process from food prep to pictures and clean up, yet this time I had @focusbykenneth with his talent and camera for some of the pictures, and I am super thankful for him letting me share his pictures with you! Go check out his Instagram account for pictures around the world with inspiration to see #beautyintheworld
For the meal itself, I made the Parmesan crusted deep fried Brussel sprouts that I have shared with you before. Just click here to get the recipe.
With the Brussel sprouts, my friend grilled this amazing marinated salmon that was the perfect companion to the Brussel sprouts. I am so glad I can share this recipe with you today.
For the desserts, we had a selection of Whole Food's petit fours.
So fun to taste bites of all the different sweet flavors and succulent textures!
It is so good to start the fourth year of Books & Spoons, and Spoons in particular, with such a fun, joy filled, warm memories of this unforgettable evening! Much more to come, so stay tuned through the seasons to come.
Till next time
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.