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Salade Nicoise

Postby Pepper Pig » July 17th, 2019, 4:02 pm

What do we think of Felicity’s effort? She’s usually very sound.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/j ... ise-recipe
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Re: Salads Nicoise

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » July 17th, 2019, 4:29 pm

For me, a Nicoise should always have jarred or fresh tuna in it . I’ve never heard of broad beans going in it , but always french . I’d never add cucumber, peppers or spring onions to it . It just seems like more of a mixed salad to me than a Nicoise. Dressing sounds good and I’m not fussed either way on the addition of potatoes
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Re: Salads Nicoise

Postby earthmaiden » July 17th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Agreed Prettykiwicrazy. Potato is a must though.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby StokeySue » July 17th, 2019, 5:50 pm

It depends very much on whether you are making a starter or lunch, I always feel there are two slightly different versions for the two purposes.

If I’m having it as lunch, I’d like the potatoes and tuna, as a starter not necessary

When we stayed in Cap d’Ail, very near Nice, the salade niçoise was definitely lunch. It came on one of those huge deep salad plates French cafés serve salad meals on, was otherwise very much as she describes except no anchovy in the dressing but anchovy AND tuna on top. Less onion and basil than she mentions, French beans (would have been too late in the season for broad beans). No potato but bread on the side.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby Pepper Pig » July 17th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Do the French do broad beans? I always think of them as an English thing.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby StokeySue » July 17th, 2019, 8:54 pm

Yes, les fèves (fava beans, broad beans) are very much a S France thing - they are native to the Mediterraneanregion

102 recipes on Marmition (sort of French equivalent of Good Food) including versions of salade nicoise

[url]https://www.marmiton.org/recettes/recherche.aspx?aqt=fève[/url]
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby Ratatouille » July 18th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Oh yes the French do broad beans but only in the spring and never in a salade Nicoise. Always haricots verts. Potatoes too but never raw peppers.
It is not unusual to add a bit of mayonnaise on the egg quarters. I think it looks best in a glass dish and layered rather than tossed together.

I sometimes make a mini version with cherry toms, mini beans and quails eggs. It makes a pretty starter.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby KC2 » July 18th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Ratatouille wrote:Oh yes the French do broad beans but only in the spring and never in a salade Nicoise. Always haricots verts. Potatoes too but never raw peppers.
It is not unusual to add a bit of mayonnaise on the egg quarters. I think it looks best in a glass dish and layered rather than tossed together.

I sometimes make a mini version with cherry toms, mini beans and quails eggs. It makes a pretty starter.


What else do you put in yours, Ratatouille?
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby karadekoolaid » July 18th, 2019, 5:42 pm

HAS THE WOMAN GONE MAD???? :shock: :shock: :shock:
HAS SHE BEEN SMOKING SOME FUNNY CIGARETTES??? :o :o :o :o

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well I´ve no doubt that her effort is very tasty, but it´s not a classic Niçoise for me. Maybe I´m entrenched in tradition where this salad is concerned.
Tuna, anchovies, black olives, capers, green beans, tomatoes,boiled eggs, potato, olive oil dressing, with perhaps a soupçon of wine vinegar, and a twist of black pepper. I don´t think cucumber and peppers would add anything special, and I´d certainly avoid the onions; too invasive.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby StokeySue » July 18th, 2019, 6:16 pm

Well, here’s the recipe of Jacques Médecin, infamous former mayor of Nice and famous gourmand, which Felicity cites

Includes fèvettes (baby broad beans), peppers, spring onions, cucumber, and a lot of baby artichokes. No potatoes or green beans. Felicity does her research

https://www.lexpress.fr/styles/saveurs/recette/recette-de-la-vraie-salade-nicoise-de-jacques-medecin_1543579.html

Ingredients For 6 diners
10 tomatoes
1 cucumber
200g baby broad beans (shelled)
12 little local artichokes in rounds
2 green peepers
6 spring onions
6 leaves of basil
1 clove of garlic
3 hard-boiled eggs
12 anchovy fillets OR 1 can tuna
100 g black Nice olives

Olive oil, salt and pepper
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby karadekoolaid » July 18th, 2019, 8:21 pm

" Bite off more than you can chew, then chew like Hell!"
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby StokeySue » July 18th, 2019, 9:11 pm

The second one, the graphic, makes sense to me

I see they require celery, heard that before, though not a fan here and obviously Felicity isn’t either

No spuds though!
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby Ratatouille » July 19th, 2019, 9:15 am

KC2 asked me what else I put in salad Nicoise. the answer is peeled, sliced cucumber, sliced tomatoes - sometimes a mixture of colours. Marinated anchovies, little Nicoise olives and either good quality tinned tuna or a small fresh tuna steak - these days it is pratically impossible to get sustainably fish fresh tuna.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby KC2 » July 19th, 2019, 10:00 am

Ratatouille wrote:KC2 asked me what else I put in salad Nicoise. the answer is peeled, sliced cucumber, sliced tomatoes - sometimes a mixture of colours. Marinated anchovies, little Nicoise olives and either good quality tinned tuna or a small fresh tuna steak - these days it is pratically impossible to get sustainably fish fresh tuna.


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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby cyprusmoira » July 22nd, 2019, 7:50 am

I like Salade Nicoise but to be honest it is just posh Tuna Salad

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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 22nd, 2019, 8:00 am

cyprusmoira wrote:I like Salade Nicoise but to be honest it is just posh Tuna Salad


Is this bit like the Emperor's new clothes :?: ;) :lol:

I don't know if I have ever had a Salade Nicoise :?
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby earthmaiden » July 22nd, 2019, 8:25 am

Having always had the common touch, I love the one they do in Pizza Express (and it comes with dough balls ;) ) :chops:.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby Gruney » July 22nd, 2019, 8:33 am

Clue in yesterday's Everyman crossword. 20 across. Free online if anyone's intrigued.
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Re: Salade Nicoise

Postby earthmaiden » July 22nd, 2019, 8:43 am

:D

(oh dear, I wish you hadn't introduced me to the crossword though - I must not look, I must not look ...... )
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