Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Instant French fish paté


I had to spend last week unexpectedly in France for a family funeral - hence the absence of posts - but we went out for the odd meal and I was very taken with the presentation of this fish paté which was brought to the table as an 'amuse' at a restaurant called Larcen.

My guess is that it was whizzed up from some leftover cooked fish along with some spices, a few cooked chickpeas or haricot beans and - I think I heard the waiter saying to the next door table - some mayonnaise. Looks like there was a bit of finely chopped red pepper and cornichon on the top and possibly even some grains of quinoa (or that could have been what was blitzed with the fish). Add a few baked or toasted slices of leftover baguette and you've got yourself a pretty and ridiculously inexpensive starter.

Still catching up on the work I missed last week but hopefully normal service will resume shortly . . .

3 comments:

Crumbs said...

Amazing, it looks like ice cream in a cup. But really clever idea, I've always got little bowls of leftovers, so this is what I'll do with them next time.

Fiona Beckett said...

Yes, it's amazing what a bit of stylish presentation will do. Love the coffee cup idea!

Girl Cook Art said...

Oh, it looks so tasty...my oven, sadly disagrees with me:( But kudos to u!

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