Tag Archives: basil

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls


Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

These colorful rolls bring sweet memories for me, they remind me of my favorite asian restaurant when i used to live in Bahrain, These rolls were on my to cook list for so long. Usually they are called Vietnamese fresh rolls, but since it’s not the classic recipe, i didn’t dare call them so! This is my own version of fresh rolls using a symphony of ingredients that i found going heavenly together.

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

These effortless rolls are the freshest, nutrient packed, crunchy and sweet while looking fabulously colorful! Finally, having them ready on my plate, these happy rolls added some brightness to my day!

Usually they are served with a Vietnamese peanut sauce made of peanut butter and hoisin sauce which is thinned out with either milk or water, vinegar for a bit of tang, garlic and a touch of chilli. Personally, i prefer the Thai sweet sauce! It’s all up to your taste at the end.

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

To prepare 15 rolls (one pack) you will need:

  • 1 pack of rice paper (about 15 papers)
  • 500g shrimps cooked and deveined (you can also broil in the oven)
  • 1 medium mango cut a la julienne
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 4-5 iceberg leaves
  • a bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • a bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 medium carrots finely julienned

Take 1 rice paper and place in a shallow plate filled with warm water. Allow rice paper to soften for about 10 seconds. Remove and lay flat on working table – be gentle so you don’t rip the delicate paper. If this is your first time to use this type of paper, you will rip some in the beginning until u get used to 🙂

Start layering all veggies and fruits in the center of rice paper, Start with the lettuce so it holds the other ingredients. On the top part of the rice paper, place 3 shrimps with a mint leaf in between, or avocado to have the final look as per the photo below. Your rice paper rolls should look pretty with the shrimps and mint leaves or avocado on the smooth side of the roll and the seam on the underside of the roll.

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

 

 

 

Fold the left and right edges of the rice paper in, then starting from the bottom, roll up to cover the lettuce bundle, keep rolling firmly to reach the shrimps.  The rice paper is sticky, it will seal itself.

Serve immediately with the dipping sauce. These rolls are to be eaten fresh and on the spot, with time the rice paper gets dry and chewy.

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

If you’ve tried this or any other recipe on the blog please let me know the result, I love hearing from you!

And if you like this post give it some likes and shares to spread the joy. Don’t forget to like marmite et ponpon facebook page and follow on twitter. More interesting posts are yet to come.

Basil, shrimp, avocado and mango fresh rolls|marmite et ponpon

Turkey and red fruits jam with brie dip


turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

Cold weather is the perfect excuse for eating, especially comfort food that warms the body and the heart. At the end of the day and when kids go to bed, all i want is to relax on the couch, enjoy a nice dinner with hubby while watching tv.

By this time i am out of energy, i need a quick dinner served with no preparations. Turkey, red fruits jam, brie and basil olive oil… did i grab your attention? All you need is 5 minutes of preparations, and this is exactly the time you spend to make a sandwich.

turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

How to do?

how-to-do-turkey-and-red-fruits-with-brie-dip

  • Roll out a ready puff pastry into 2 circles (almost 8″ or 20cm).
  • Place the first circle of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the surface lightly with red fruits jam leaving the center, the size of your brie cheese.
  • place the cheese in the center and lay around turkey slices, i chose turkey with herbs, my favorite.
  • place the second circle on top, after cutting off the circle, the size of the cheese.
  • divide the dough into 16 equal parts, starting from the edge till the center, without touching the cheese.
  • twist each two parts in different directions to meet. Take each pair of twisted slices and press the ends together firmly to seal the dough.
  • brush the surface with olive oil
  • make several cuts in the cheese to not burst in the oven
  • sprinkle some basil
  • bake on 180°C for 15-20 minutes or until the surface is golden brown

turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

Is your stomach rumbling by now? Don’t wait till the night, you can have it as an appetizer for your lunch, it could also serve as a breakfast too! i hope you get the chance to try it.

Dip in the cheese and savour!

turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

If you like this post give it some likes and shares to spread the joy. Don’t forget to like marmite et ponpon facebook page and follow on twitter. More interesting posts are yet to come.

turkey-and-red-fruits-jam-with-brie-dipmarmite-et-ponpon

 

Caprese quiche


caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

This luscious caprese quiche is always a hit! A crazy delicious filling in a flaky homemade crust that will make you fall in love with quiches. Get ready to hit the kitchen as soon as you see this post.

To bake a 12″ (30cm) quiche you will need:

  • 6 eggs
  • 200 ml cream
  • 200g shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped basil (plus a handful basil leaves for garnish)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (around 20 pieces cut in halves)
  • 200g fresh mozzarella

caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

Roll out the dough and bake for 15 minutes.

Mix eggs, cream, shredded mozzarella, basil and salt and pour over the dough. Place tomatoes and fresh mozzarella evenly and bake for 45 minutes. Take out and garnish with basil leaves.

caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

Very easy for such beauty, isn’t it? Plus you can’t go wrong with this unapologetically rich and festive quiche. Serve it for any meal of the day and i am sure you will get hooked on it. Each bite is packed with all the flavors depth. Paired with a salad, makes a satisfying supper on its own.

caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

An ideal table center piece!

If you like this post give it some likes and shares to spread the joy. Don’t forget to like marmite et ponpon facebook page and follow on twitter. More interesting posts are yet to come.

caprese quiche |marmite et ponpon

 

succulento caprese pasta salad


caprese pasta salad

A brilliant dose of colors on your plate brings life to your dish and health to your life! Original caprese salad was made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. Caprese pasta salad is deep in colors and flavors!

Basil is a highly fragrant plant, it has become one of the most recognizable herbs ever since pesto.
Cherry tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to their antioxidant benefits. Intake of tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. And who doesn’t fall in love with buffalo mozzarella, that soft, delicate cheese of southern Italy.

caprese pasta salad

To make this salad you need: (4 persons)

  • 500g spaghetti cooked as per the pack instructions
  • pesto sauce (click to get redirected to the recipe)
  • 200 g cherry tomato cut in half
  • 350g buffalo mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic oil/ chilli oil (optional)

Mix all the ingredients and serve it as entree or main dish

caprese pasta salad

One of my favorite cuisine and my comfort zone in cooking! I always had a leaning towards italian food! I confess i am a pasta and pizzaholic.

caprese pasta saladcaprese pasta salad

 

pamper your mother with succulent and creative “just cheese” breakfast


I believe small things prepared with love are much appreciated. Indulge your mother with a creatively presented breakfast full of thoughts and let her start the day with a big smile on her face.

Three beautiful ways to offer your mom a “just cheese” breakfast. I used cheese you find in every fridge at home:

cottage tomato

Halloumi cheese and tomatoes, cut in heart shape

Happy mother’s day !