Tomato-Paprika Soup

Preparation time: 45-60 minutes The ingredients: for 6 persons 4 big red tomatoes 1 green paprika 1 red paprika 1 white part of leek 2 carrots 2 shallots 1 small can tomato paste (70 g) 2 cubes low fat meat bouillon salt & pepper The Work: Peal the tomatoes, take out the seeds and cutContinue reading “Tomato-Paprika Soup”

Chicken Fajitas

Preparation time: 45 minutesCooking time: 30 minutes The ingredients: for 4 persons 2 double chicken breasts 2 red paprika 3 onions 1 clove garlic 1 fajita seasoning mix tortilla wraps  (3 medium sized or 2 larger ones per person) cheddar iceberg lettuce 2 tomatoes taco sauce (hot or mild) sour cream salt & pepper harissaContinue reading “Chicken Fajitas”

Home-made Mayonnaise

Preparation time: 5 minutes The ingredients: 1 egg yolk 0.5 tbsp.  mustard (dark mustard preferably) 1 tbsp. vinegar, or lemon, or lime (according to taste) salt & pepper optionally cayenne pepper corn germ oil By now you should master the art of making the Belgian fries, so high time to learn about mayonnaise. The work:Continue reading “Home-made Mayonnaise”

Witloof with ham

The ingredients: for 4 persons 8 stumps of witloof 8 slices of cooked ham 1 L milk 50 g flower 50 g butter 300 g grated cheese nutmeg salt & pepper The work: Clean the witloof by removing the outside leafs and take out the heart at the bottom of the stumb. The heart ofContinue reading “Witloof with ham”

Scampi “Diabolo”

Cooking Time: 30 minutes The ingredients: for 2 persons 8-10 scampi (prawns, langoustines) 1 glass of white wine 250 ml cream 2 shallots 1 clove garlic 1-1,5 fresh chili peppers 0,5 cubes fish broth tomato paste oil pepper and salt Aka spicy prawns The work: Cut the shallots, garlic and peppers very small and braiseContinue reading “Scampi “Diabolo””

Belgian Fries – “Frietjes”

Preparation Time: 20 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutes The ingredients: Potatoes Oil The secret: The world calls them ‘French fries’. Nothing hurts us Belgians more than giving the French credit for fries. It is common knowledge here in the low countries that the people who make fries best and have friet stalls (frietkot, frieture, frieterie) onContinue reading “Belgian Fries – “Frietjes””

Zucchini Soup

Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 45 minutes The ingredients: for 6 portions 2 zucchini 2 onions 2 cubes of low fat chicken bouillon salt & pepper water The work: Wash the zucchinis, remove both ends. Cut the zucchinis in blocks.Peel the onions and cut those in blocks too.Put this all together in a cooking pot.Continue reading “Zucchini Soup”

Lamb Stew with Tagliatelli

Preparation Time: 1 hour The ingredients for 3-4 portions:. 750 g lamb shoulder 2 cloves of garlic a couple of rosemary sprigs 3 tbsp. of oil 1 tbsp. butter 1 small can tomato paste (70 g) ½ cup meat broth salt & pepper 3 tbsp. water 300 g tagliatelle parmesan cheese The work: Cut theContinue reading “Lamb Stew with Tagliatelli”