En papillote (French for "in parchment"), is a method of cooking in which the food is put into a folded pouch or parcel and then baked. The parcel is typically made from folded parchment paper. The parcel holds in moisture to steam the food. The pocket is created by overlapping circles of parchment paper and then folding them tightly around the food to create a seal. A papillote should be opened at the table to allow people to smell the aroma when it opens. Great way to cook fish and vegetables!
These vegetarian cakes are SO tasty, and you can use them in so many different ways, from appetizer, to lunch, in between burger buns, for dinner, snack... Just the size that you make them in, differs.
I made a refreshing salad with three small cakes for a lunch, and absolutely loved it!
Instead of food processor I used a stick mixer, and that worked well.
These patties were a huge hit, so tasty, and all the ingredients worked just perfectly as is. But if you want to substitute the barley rice to a brown rice, that would work as well, or shallots to red onion.
Hope you enjoy!
With the temperature at -11 C / 12 F outside, and I wanted to make a tasty soup to warm me up after a long walk in the brisk winter wonderland we have here in Oslo right now.
And I have to say, I was pretty happy with the results. The acidity from the wine, the sweetness of the caramelized onions, the soft taste of the herbs, and the slow burn from the chili peppers made a rather nice harmony on the plate. If you happen to have some Parmesan cheese on the hand, it would be perfect on the top with the basil. And don't forget a nice fresh bread on the side.
Yes, the peas take a bit long to cook, but for me the end result was worth it.
I used crushed tomatoes that already had oregano and basil with it.
And I really recommend Parmesan cheese on the top, if you have it handy. This makes enough for 5-6 people.
Hope you enjoy it