Spicy Shrimp and Penne.

Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g of Penne pasta 1kg of Tiger shrimps 4 tablespoons of olive oil 4 cloves of garlic Pinch of pepper Pinch of salt 1 bunch of parsley 1 teaspoon of harissa (spicy paste from North Africa) Procedure: Wash your shrimps, remove the head, the shell and the black vein with your fingers…

Khobz Eddar

Another Algerian bread, so soft. Algerians are mad about “bread”!  People are even able to do a long queue just for bread… Khobz Eddar means homemade bread in Arabic! Serves: 10 slices Ingredients: 400g of all purpose flour or plain flour 200ml of warm water (more or less depending the quality of the flour) 1…

French Madeleines

Let us be grateful to the people who makes us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust, french novelist. In his book “the Swann’s way”, the famous passage of the Madeleines. Madeleines are a delicious scallop shaped sweet ‘gourmandise’, savored with a fragrant cup of tea. Serves 18 Madeleines…

Hazelnuts Cookies

Serves 30 Ingredients: 350g of roasted  ground hazelnuts 300g of melted butter 200g of caster sugar 2 large eggs or 3 small eggs 500g of all purpose flour/plain flour Method: In large bowl mix the melted butter, the sugar. Add the eggs (together) and then pour the hazelnuts. Mix again and slowly add the flour….

Mussels and Fries.

Having Mediterranean roots, I consider fish as important as meat in my cuisine (grilled, tajine, soup and even as an accompaniment for couscous). A simple recipe for mussels. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1kg of fresh mussels (before buying, check your mussels if are not damaged, broken or open, the mussels should be tightly closed) 1 red…

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is an upside-down caramelized apple tart, and apples are everywhere in the market and the temptation was too strong!!! Serves 8 Ingredients: For the crust (dough pie): 300g of plain flour 125g of soft butter 1 egg Pinch of salt 25ml of water Procedure: In a bowl (or food processor), add your flour,…

Roasted Chicken with Herbes de Provence and Steamed Potatoes.

This dish is my Mom’s favorite recipe. When I was little she sent me picking herbs in our garden, I was so proud with my Petite Paniere full of herbs.   Serves 6 Ingredients: For the chicken: 1 whole chicken (1kg 200) Herbes de Provence 1 yellow onion 3 garlic cloves 2 bay leaves Pinch…