Delicious Salad w Seared Tuna, Asparagus, Fennel & Avocado Dressing AKA Extremely Subtle Spring Salad

Delicious Salad w Seared Tuna, Asparagus, Fennel & Avocado Dressing If you’re living in a big city and your Vitamin D levels are a bit low and your skin tone is slightly off and your the type of person that tell yourself that you will – later on/when you get older/soon – start spending more time in nature, this is a salad for you. After you’re done making it you will feel like you’ve taken a walk in the countryside/done some gardening/taken a hike in the forest. Your pick.

Matilde chopping greens If I may say so myself, this is an extremely elegant salad. The combination of flavors and textures are complex, yet smooth and subtle: creamy avocado marrying herby tarragon, crispy sweet pea shoot on silky butter salad. And the colors – oh, the colors – they are all in the same spectrum – green – but range from soft fennel-green to dark parsley-green. And that’s what makes this salad so beautiful! (So when your instinct tells you to add some tomatoes or olives, you must tell yourself No!)

Green Veg for Matilde's Tuna Salad When turning fresh greens into something elegant you have to handle your produce with care. Cause you can’t cover up your mistakes with heavy seasoning. Your asparagus need to be blanched to perfection, crisp but not tough, your white beans might need a little extra seasoning not to disappear in the crowd, your avocado can’t wait for that squeeze of lemon but need it straight away. So, like a good host at a dinner party you have to spend some time with each one of them, letting them know that you care about there well being.

 

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Awesome Pasta w Shrimps, Shallots and Lemon, AKA The Perfect Date Dish

DSC_0068 This is a great date dish. It strikes the perfect balance between relaxed and refined (in the flavors and by extension, in you!). It’s packed with seafood and umami, both great aphrodisiacs, right? Umami is like the pheromones of food. Right? Eating it you’ll feel like you’re in some great Italian bistro. In Rome. In twilight. Under some vault. By a square filled with pigeons and old men dressed in tailored suits. In the 60s. And you’re Anita Ekberg and he’s Marcello Mastroianni. And you’re drinking an expensive chilled white wine. And you’re charmingly, handsomely tipsy. And your smiles are equal measures cute, sexy and veiled.

Or, I don’t know, it’s Tuesday and you feel like having a pasta. 

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