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Ucmd
11-20-2013, 11:00 PM
I am part of a cooking club and our theme this Saturday is French bistro. I have to cook a SALAD and and SEAFOOD not fish. I am going to order a truffle from Dartagnan and have it overnighted. I would love some suggestions.

Lefty
11-20-2013, 11:23 PM
I think you'd either be incredibly stupid, or incredibly smart to do escargot, and then something with shrimp, like a Dijon and lemon sauté, or a bisque. Mmmm. This all makes me think of going to Normandy, and I'm now really wanting to go back to France. Damn you! :D

CoqaVin
11-20-2013, 11:26 PM
I am part of a cooking club and our theme this Saturday is French bistro. I have to cook a SALAD and and SEAFOOD not fish. I am going to order a truffle from Dartagnan and have it overnighted. I would love some suggestions.

Basque seafood stew delicious

Von blewitt
11-20-2013, 11:37 PM
Scallops and truffle is a match made in heaven!!! Maybe baked in the shell under puff pastry with truffle & butter

For the salad I like frisée (curly endive?) with lardons, poached egg and a vinaigrette made from the bacon drippings

Or a traditional Niçoise salad

sachem allison
11-21-2013, 04:02 AM
coquilles St. Jacques and a nice salad Nicoise. ooh, love me a good ratatouille.

ecchef
11-21-2013, 05:51 AM
To me, bistro = mussels. As simple as possible. Huw's salad choice hits the mark dead on...tarragon vinegar for the dressing.

EdipisReks
11-21-2013, 09:21 AM
To me, bistro = mussels. As simple as possible. Huw's salad choice hits the mark dead on...tarragon vinegar for the dressing.


Ucmd and I live about ten minutes apart, and I don't trust any mussels I can get here in our landlocked state, though it's the first thing I thought of too.

Ucmd
11-21-2013, 11:06 PM
Thanks for the awesome ideas. The frisée lardon is on the menu. I still need a seafood not fish entree with truffles and I'd like to add truffle to frisée dish so keep ideas coming.

Erilyn75
11-22-2013, 01:05 AM
For the salad I like frisée (curly endive?) with lardons, poached egg and a vinaigrette made from the bacon drippings




I second this salad. It's probably the best salad I've ever had and really easy to make too.

When I think bistro, I immediately think soup and sandwich or salad and sandwich. What about a lobster, shrimp or crab roll? I've only had truffle once and that was oil on fries so I can't give you any advice on that lol

ecchef
11-22-2013, 08:07 AM
I would suggest skate wing with beurre noir, another classic, but it's a fish. Try it with scallops (with roe)?

Ucmd
11-22-2013, 11:05 PM
All so yummy. Keep the ideas coming and I'll post pics. Thanks all.

EdipisReks
11-22-2013, 11:10 PM
I think scallops are the way to go. This is a recipe (http://www.aveceric.com/barely-cooked-scallops-with-tomato-compote-and-champagne-beurre-blanc/) I do fairly often, but it doesn't scream "bistro" to me.