Thai green curry vol-au-vents

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.

March 8, 2015