|Photo credit: Steven Mark Needham|
Les Fermes de Marie is the leading 5-star hotel in Megève, France, where a charming French Alps-style of life reigns. The photos remind me of when my son was about 8-years old, and instead of going to my parent's house for Thanksgiving as was the tradition, we went skiing instead.
After a day of racing down trails and through mogul runs we had a simple dinner by a fire in a chalet at the foot of slopes. It was my favorite Thanksgiving of all time, better than any dinner in the finest 5-star restaurant in the world...simply because I was with my son and as usual laughing our heads off over what I later can never recall. Silly, delightful things...
Who knew he'd one day decide to go attend grad school in Paris, become a French citizen and not return to the U.S.! Kids ;) He found the perfect lady who loves to travel as much as he does and are considering a move to Switzerland...
Simple, Healthy, And Delicious Seafood Cocktail~
This is good wherever you are...and makes 8 servings.
3/4 pound cooked large shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails removed), halved crosswise
1/2 pound fresh lump crabmeat, cartilage removed
1/2 pound fresh lobster meat, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup finely diced carrot
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1 tablespoon drained tiny capers
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon finely minced red or green jalapeño pepper, ribs and seeds removed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup highest quality extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
1. Place the shrimp, crab, lobster, carrot, celery and capers in a large bowl. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold together the ingredients, being careful not to break up the crab too much. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Add the jalapeño pepper and parsley, then carefully fold in the olive oil and lemon juice, tasting as you go along. Adjust the seasonings and serve immediately, or chill for up to 6 hours. Divide seafood between 8 wine glasses for serving.
Nutrition per serving: 170 calories, 1g carbs, 19g protein, 9g fat, 115mg cholesterol