Brought to us by ME Austrian chef and artist, Max Frey, we were treated to some rye bread canapés topped with homemade spreads, and a pear, walnut and parmesan salad. The variety of spreads included vegan pumpkin, olive and liver, along with many others. Originating as an Austrian response to savoury canapés, they were the perfect starter to a delicious meal.
Members of the Huoliquankai team were eyeing up the pear and walnut salad as the olive oil, parmesan and sea salt was still being sprinkled on top. The mixture of the pears’ sweetness and the savory combination of walnut and parmesan was a real treat. The salad and canapés were the beginning of an extended lunch of indulgent delights.
Read on for the ingredient list for one of the canapés and the recipe for Max’s pear salad.
Salt and pepper
White balsamic vinegar
5 tbsp oil
Boil the pumpkin and sweet potato.
Roast the onions, pear and garlic in a pan.
After some time, roast the sesame with the onion-garlic mixture.
Puree everything together.
Spread the bread and serve with sesame.
Pear Salad, with Parmesan and Walnuts
4 green pears (preferably very hard)
100g Parmesan cheese
Good olive oil
Maldon sea salt
Quarter the pears and cut into thin slices.
Lay the pear slices on a platter.
Sprinkle the walnuts and thinly sliced parmesan on the pears.
Flavor with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Thank you, Max, for treating us to an excellent array of foods. Next week, we will share the hot dishes with you, including a main course of ratatouille and veal. Max’s catering can be found on his . Find more Huoliquankai Cooks episodes and get some inspiration for meals with friends.