Tasty Tuesday: Mom and JJ Finished the Book

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Remember Little Miss Book Club’s recent literary/culinary mischief?

Well, they finally finished the book on Sunday night… or was it Monday in the very early morning after a manly man might have woken Mom up at 4 ish… can’t recall…

SONY DSCAnyway, the book offers a full roster of French recipes author, Kathleen Flinn, made during her experience at Le Cordon Bleu.  The ladies fetched the following recipe from Miss Kathleen’s website because it features many of my favorite ingredients.

Salade Niçoise

6Thyme-lemon vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Coarse salt, ground black pepper

3Potato Salad

  • 1 lb. Yukon gold or new potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

2 tomatoesSalad components

  • 1 cup, about 6 ounces, cooked green beans
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces butter lettuce, arugula or other simple greens
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, such as kalamata or Niçoise
  • 3 or 4 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped or quartered
  • 12 anchovy fillets
  • 7 oz. can tuna, packed in olive oil 

Prepare the vinaigrette:
In a small bowl or jar, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, thyme, two pinches of salt, coarse ground pepper and shake or whisk together until emulsified. Set aside until needed.

Prepare the potato salad:
Steam or boil the potatoes just until tender. Cut into bite-sized pieces while still warm and toss gently with the white wine and stock. After a few minutes, toss again. Toss half the vinaigrette with the potatoes, chopped parsley and shallots.

Finish the salad:
SONY DSCArrange the cooked green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, hard-boiled eggs and olives in a bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette. Arrange the elements onto four plates, top each with the anchovies and tuna.

French Tip: To keep the green beans crisp and retain bright color, boil briefly just until tender, then plunge into an ice bath.

Another great bon appetit day!

P.S. Thanks for checking on me, my Nana & Poppi, and Mom… everyone’s about the same…

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our fortieth participating post!

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43 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday: Mom and JJ Finished the Book

  1. I did not realize what book you were reading…I’ve read that book and loved it…and the recipes “read” great too , though I had to get the book back to the library so I didn’t get a chance to cook any of them…I love a good Salad Nicoise so this one will be a keeper for me…Not so sure about Gizmo

    • Hey Giz, Jetty here. Hi Miss JG.

      Gizmo, your Mom and my Mom have lots of hobbies in common I’ll tell ya! If she lived closer, Mom would have invited her to the UM/Duke game on the 23rd! (Grandpa shared his tix!) Dude, go for the eggs… the tuna… something!!!

    • Hey Boomer, Hey Dottie, Jet here. Hi Miss Emily.

      Uh… Miss Emily? Bet Boomer and Dottie would help you out with the eggs… uh… just speaking from experience… like breakfast this morning!

    • Hey Sampson, Hey Delilah, Jetty here. Hi Miss Jodi.

      Miss Jodi? Hope you don’t mind, but, I heard Mom on the phone today making a donation to my BFF, Savannah’s shelter in honor of her gotcha day and she was bragging about you to the lady on the phone. She said how you put together the calendar project and how you helped raise so much money for the bloggers affected by Sandy… etc… were your ears burning??????

    • Hey Kirby, Jet here. Hi Miss Lea.

      Oh yes… Mom’s not a super big fan of French cuisine as her tummy runs on the delicate side. Little Miss QC and I volunteered to taste test ingredients for her anytime! 🙂

  2. Hey Jet and Lori – I get your Kitchen Counselor newsletter today and was confused at first! Then I got to the bottom and realized it was from Jetty’s mom! I was expecting an email from “The Honest Kitchen” and the names were similar, so I think that’s why I was so confused lol. Thank you for sending it to me, it looks like a lot of work!

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Ann.

      Oh yippee, glad you enjoyed it and figured out it was from us! Oh gosh, Miss Ann, Mom usually takes between 6-9 hours to write and input the newsletter. The culling of articles takes many more hours. She really, really tries to put out a “juicy” product! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it makes her feel super! 🙂

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