Errr… ok. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is very much an “interpretation” of the recipe in question (Lentil, lemon and tuna salad, p 140). Not only do I absolutely not eat tuna (and I wasn’t sure Neil would be sharing this with me), but when I came to the recipe, all smug-like that I had procured proper French lentils, I realised that I most certainly did not have a secret stash of preserved lemons in the pantry. So, I improvised. I am sure Dorie wouldn’t mind, right? Just some extra lemon zest and a pinch of coarse salt seemed to do the trick.
And you know what – it wasn’t Dorie’s exact recipe but it was pretty good. And I *get* the idea of this dish. Which is the point, right? Will I make it again? Most likely. It kind of makes me feel like I am in Paris. Which, you know, I will be in 27 days. Not that I am counting or anything…
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Join me in Paris this summer – foodie tour of Paris this July! Read all about it here. Only one spot left!!!