French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…

Day 320 (16 May 2011) – Tartares de Saumon

Tartares de saumon, the basis of tonight’s dinner, at least for Melinda and me. Chloe & Ella preferred chicken… But Melinda and I are huge fans of sushi and sashimi, and we found this particular raw salmon delicacy at Picard, the frozen food store I’ve written about before.

Here’s what’s written on the box: “Émincé de saumon cru parfume a l’huile d’olive à la ciboulette et au basilic. Translated, that’s Sliced ​​raw salmon perfumed with olive oil, chives and basil. In one’s mouth, it is delicious.

For tonight’s dinner I doctored it up even further. I added pre-cooked (and cooled) brown rice, bits of seaweed I picked up at a health food store, soy sauce and wasabi. On the plate, next to a couple of quail eggs and some greens, it was not only delicious but beautiful. Washed down with a glass of Pellegrino and complemented with a small cake from our neighborhood bakery, it was the perfect spring meal.

Did I mention that Chloe and Ella ate their chicken with ketchup?

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  1. Chicken w/ ketchup? Sounds like something a 4 yr old eats!

    Comment by Brenda | May 16, 2011 | Reply

    • My point exactly. It was chicken strips, after all… From Picard.

      Comment by Andy Smallman | May 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. Tantalizing…

    Comment by momtopkl | May 17, 2011 | Reply

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