This week’s Mastercook challenge was all about home sweet home. We wanted the contestants to take a traditional Luxembourgish dish, and reinterpret it for us in a new, innovative way. You can watch the episode here.
My reinterpretation of a Luxembourgish dish focuses on the traditional Paschtéitchen (or bouchée à la reine) – a vol-au-vent puff pastry case with a creamy chicken and mushroom filling. It is usually served with rice or chips, and it’s really one of my very favourite Luxembourgish comfort dishes.
I’ve given this lovely dish a Thai twist – filling it with a creamy Thai green curry, using chicken and mushroom, just like in the original. I really think it works very well – the buttery, crispy vol-au-vent pastry totally complements the fiery Thai green curry.
I know that lots of Luxembourgers might frown upon this crazy fusion dish, but it holds a very special place in my heart – combining a homely dish from my childhood with the flavours of my favourite travel destination in the world.
If you want the recipe in Luxembourgish, you can find it here.