The best dinner parties can be the improvised ones. Simply assure your success by keeping on hand a few easy to make menu.
I gathered wonderful recipes from Eric Ripert, the French Chef at Le Bernardin in New York city. Naturally fish is at the center of this menu. On a hot day, I feel fish is the perfect meal.
Eric Ripert started a food blog at the beginning of June 2008 called Avec Eric (that translates to With Eric). The edge of his blog is a series called Get Toasted where Eric prepares gourmet recipes cooked in an over the counter toaster oven.
The instructional videos are quick and fun to watch. Moreover, Eric is not shy to pass along cooking tips. By watching him, you should become a better cook.
Must Try Summer Recipes
These recipes are quick enough to prepare that you can cook them on week days.
- Tomatoes Provencal – a delicious classic for your garden tomatoes
- Broiled Red Snapper Fillet – look at how easy it is to nicely present the lemon
- Herb Roasted Chicken Tenders – two dishes: an appetizer and a salad
- Parmesan Zucchini with Balsamic
If you wish to cook a whole fish on the BBQ, you got to try this new technique. Ripper showed us how to cook black bass on a piece of slate. The fish is juicy. It tastes like the fish is infused with the flavors. It sounds divine. My husband will have to cook it for sure.
- Video: A Summer Fish Grill With Eric Ripert [Grub Street by New York Magazine]
If you are familiar with several tasty and easy to prepare recipes, an impromptu dinner will not stress you. Be impulsive! Host an alfresco dinner this weekend with your friends that you have not seen for a while.
Blog: Avec Eric
RenéeJuly 11, 2008 at 20:05
Thanks Kim, I’ve a new bookmark in my cooking section!
As you know, I love to cook, and this blog is really great.
I’ve tried the recipe with the zucchini – delicious – and will try this week-end the one with the fish filet…
At Home with Kim ValleeJuly 12, 2008 at 14:59
Renée: I am making a similar menu tonight. I am on my way to the farmer’s market.