Since the Souk at Juste pour Rire is filled with gourmet food trucks, containers and fishing cabins, I decided to make the best of it by having lunch there. Today, I stopped by two food stands.
I started my meal with a trio of Japanese balls. My husband ordered the octopus balls while I opted for the mushroom balls. I enjoyed them both. The balls are covered with Japanese crepes topped with mayonnaise, sauce and bento flakes. Delicious!
Then, I ate a sandwich from another newcomer to the food truck Montreal scene: La Mangeoire. Their menu has 4 sandwiches made on order. I ate Cocotte, which is a grilled chicken sandwich with tomato confit and a kale pesto. That was a hit with a glass of iced green tea with lemongrass.
Until July 28th, I plan to try more places for lunch. The souk at Juste pour Rire is located in front of the Complexe Desjardins on Sainte-Catherine Street ouest between Place Des Arts main entrance and Saint-Urbain Street.
Last Friday, food blogger Beatrice Peltre of La Tartine Gourmande was at “The Martha Stewart Show”. Bea prepared two savory tartines from her first cookbook. Everything looks tasty!
Tartines, which are open sandwiches, make great lunch. I love these two recipes because there are filled with colorful food. Plan ahead of time if you wish to serve them to your friends. Rest assured that the techniques are easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to find. She made:
If you plan to serve both tartines for a stylish lunch with your girl friends this summer, start by roasting the cherry tomatoes. While the cherries are in your oven, prepare the basil oil, blanch the green vegetables and make the ricotta spread. Toast your favorite bread; select a loaf with a nice crust. You will find on Martha Stewart’s recipe the recipes with videos where Beatrice shared more tips on how to make her tasty tartines.
Beatrice talked about her experiences at the Martha Stewart Show on her blog. If you are looking for more deliciously healthy recipes, do not forget to grab your copy of her cookbook the next time you shop at a bookstore.
+ For Americans: La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life $19.59 USD at Amazon.com
+ For Canadians: La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life $21.95 CAD at Amazon.ca
Our round up of apple recipes continue with recipes suitable for lunch or a soup and salad dinner.
On The Side
+ Curried Apple Soup from Martha Stewart
+ Apple, Endive and Grape Salad from Martha Stewart
+ Fennel Watercress Salad with Apple Dressing from Canadian Living
+ Lemon Curry Apple Slaw from Chatelaine
+ Fall Apple Pumpkin Salad with Maple Vinaigrette from Chatelaine
+ Beet Apple Soup from Parade on Epicurious
As a Snack
+ Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter from Whole Foods Market
+ Apple Chips from Ricardo Larrivée
+ Apple Onion Tarts from Martha Stewart
Do not miss our Apple Recipes for Breakfast and Bunch. Come back tomorrow for the conclusion of our Apple Recipe Round-Up.