Thai Bouchée à la Reine
My ‘Anne’s Asian Adventures’ have inspired all kinds of dishes, including a take on a very traditional Luxembourgish dish: 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.
Lots of Luxembourgers might be a bit sceptical about 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.