This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was incredibly simple. And I was actually thankful for that. My mother in law is currently here for a visit and being a true Asian at heart (and stomach!), she has a hard time eating anything that doesn’t have rice in it. Which means that for the past few days there has been a lot of stir-frying around here. And I mean A LOT.
Tzatziki! Saat-zee-kee (thank you Mary ;))! Yey!! It’s one of my all-time favourite dips. It’s Greek, it’s fresh, it’s tasty and it’s healthy! What more could you want out of a dip? Huh? Huh?
Wow. This was fun! Easy, simple, hardly a recipe, but WOW. So so good. The avocado was buttery and creamy. The chopped pistachios and sel de Guérande gave a nice crunchy texture. The lime juice added a slight brightness to the avocado. But the pistachio oil.. the pistachio oil was.. a revelation. A beautiful hue of green, the aroma and taste mimic the nut with which it was infused. I could eat this stuff by the spoonful. Put together, the whole dish came out perfectly. Delicious. Rich. Slightly decadent without being over the top. I should have known, but pistachio is the other soulmate of avocado (the first of course, being raw salmon). They go so well together and complement each other in the most harmonious way. I only had one avocado for a quick lunch, but of course instantly regretted for not buying two or three. And I could definitely picture this as a very elegant appetiser when the boss comes over for dinner.