Menu of the week: recipe ideas from Monday August 15 to Sunday August 21

In the heart of August, there’s no need to look any further than the classic fruit skewers, vegetable fritters, pissaladière or even ratatouille (in pizza version please). Colorful and vitaminized plates that highlight the flavors of the season, but above all that leave a nice taste of vacation in the mouth.

This week, to satisfy our desire to escape, fragrant herbs and plants are in the spotlight, and gently tickle our nostrils with each bite. Basil, mint, verbena, dill but also thyme and oregano, generously slip into the heart of savory and sweet recipes, and make our holiday meals a moment of reconnection with the nature that surrounds us.

And to end on a high note, nothing beats the easy-to-make fruit tarts, but also the homemade ice creams, including the seductive olive oil ice cream, with its original and exotic scent.

What menu for the week?

Monday

Green olive, ricotta and basil cream
Fried vegetables, cod, and aioli
Strawberry and basil cup

Tuesday

Watermelon, vegan feta and mint
Pasta salad with candied tomatoes and zucchini
Raspberry tart, oatmeal pastry

Wednesday

Marinated sardines, harissa
Ratatouille pizza
Poached peaches, verbena, vanilla

Thursday

Canapes tomato, gorgonzola
Mackerel en papillote and pan-fried green beans, sesame, garlic and chilli
Raspberry mango eskimos

Friday

Cucumber salad with dill, labneh
Lean ceviche with passion fruit
Mirabelle plum semifreddo with star anise

Saturday

Arugula and zucchini soup, fresh goat cheese toast
Giant pissaladière
Olive oil ice cream

Sunday

Arugula salad with fresh goat cheese, blackberries and walnuts
Lacquered pulled pork, lettuce leaves
Verbena peach tart with almond cream from Christophe Michalak

My shopping list for the week

In your basket, we slip cauliflower, beans, potatoes and carrots for our homemade donuts, but also zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant for the famous ratatouille in the Wednesday pizza version. On the fruit side, we bring strawberries, watermelon, peach, mango, raspberry and mirabelle plum, which we slip into the heart of pies, eskimos and other frozen desserts. Moreover, speaking of pies, we think of providing puff pastry for a simple and effective preparation.

In the seafood department, we stock up on sardines, meager and mackerel. Regarding this last fish, ask your fishmonger to gut and scale it. At the butcher, a pork shoulder will be needed for the main dish on Sunday.

Finally, no meal is complete without the right amount of cheese. Thus, ricotta, feta, gorgonzola, fresh goat cheese but also mozzarella complete the shopping list for this week.

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