Bounty Melon Tart

“Bounty” Melon Tart with honey ricotta

Makes 6 tarts preparation For the tart shells:Combine the hazelnuts, flour, sugar and salt in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and add the cold water a little at a time, incorporating it with […]

Waterbar's Cucumber-Lime Mignonette

Waterbar’s Cucumber-Lime Mignonette

Makes 1 cup preparation Place cucumber in a non-reactive bowl and add the shallots, cucumber water, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, salt and crushed black pepper. Gently stir to incorporate. Keep chilled for a few hours, allowing the cucumber to absorb the flavors. To serve with oysters, open oysters and place on ice […]

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Anna’s Grilled Tomato Salsa

preparation Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic and habaneros to the grill and turn frequently until they are blistered and charred. If you don’t have a grill, you can use a hot pan to char the vegetables. Remove everything from the grill and remove their skin. Remove the seeds from […]

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“Cobra” Cucumber Consommé with smoked salmon

This dish is for 4 persons preparation For the Cucumber Consommé: Split the cucumbers lengthwise, remove the seeds and roughly chop. Season with salt and let rest for 30 min. Strain any liquid from the cucumbers and gently rinse. Add cucumbers to a blender and blend until smooth, using minimal water if needed to blend. […]

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Provencal tomato

This dish is for 4 persons preparation First, finely chop the garlic cloves. Then cut the tomatoes in half and sprinkle with some thyme, rosemary, the chopped garlic and some breadcrumbs Then lightly coat a grill pan with olive oil or lightly grease a baking tray with olive oil. Then place the tomatoes with the […]

Dungeness Crab Salad

“Superior” Cucumber and Dungeness Crab Salad

This dish is for 4 persons preparation For the broth: Peel, deseed and rough chop the cucumbers. Finely chop the lemongrass. Combine the two in a bowl, lightly sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 min.Place cucumber and lemongrass in a blender with 1/2c water and liquify. Strain through a chinois or finely meshed […]

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Mersea’s Cove Spritz

preparation For the cantaloupe pureé: Trim the orange flesh away from the cantaloupe rind. Roughly chop the flesh and pure. until smooth in a blender. This pure can be refrigerated for several days. For the cocktail: In a lowball or rocks glass, muddle or bruise the mint leaves with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon […]

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Salad with grilled steak and tomatoes

PREPARATION This dish is for 4 persons Mix the yogurt, lemon juice and 2 tbsp oil (from the sun-dried tomatoes) and season with salt and pepper. Rub the steak with the rest of the oil, salt and pepper and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side in a hot grill pan. Divide the […]

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