Quinoa, mimosa et Chorizo

Quinoa, mimosa et Chorizo

By Jean Imbert
Jean Imbert, renowned Chef, inspiring personality and friend of the House created a gourmet and generous proposal to share, imagined to match the fruity notes of Champagne Rosé Veuve Clicquot.


You'll need

  • 200 g white quinoa, 2 shallots
  • 1 lemon/1 lime, ½ bunch of flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 bunch of chives, 2 zucchinis
  • 50 g vieille Mimosa, 100 g chorizo
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Fleur de sel
Cook the quinoa in boiling water (with a pinch of salt) for 10 minutes, then drain it in a colander and cool it down with cold water.
Peel and chop your shallots, then fry them in a pan for a few seconds. Wash your zucchinis, slice them with a kitchen slicer or mandoline (1/2 cm thick), then sear them in a frying pan but only briefly so they stay crunchy. Chop the remnants of your zucchinis, then sauté them as well. Wash your herbs, then chop them as finely as possible.

In a stainless steel bowl, combine the quinoa, shallots, and zucchini remnants. Grate your lemon and lime and extract their juice.
Finish by seasoning your salad with olive oil, sesame oil, salt, and freshly ground pepper.
Remove the skin from your chorizo, then cut the chorizo into 1 cm pieces and fry for a few seconds in a frying pan. Make some mimosa shavings.

Preparation: Arrange the quinoa mix at the bottom of your dish, add your zucchini slices, create alternating layers of chorizo and mimosa shavings, and finish with a pinch of fleur de sel.


Jean Imbert

Voted Chef of the Year in 2019 by GQ magazine and considered one of the 50 most influential French people in the world in the Vanity Fair rankings, Chef Jean Imbert is a graduate of the Paul Bocuse School. He is the iconic winner of the TV show Top Chef in 2012. Today, Jean Imbert is at the head of the restaurant Mamie par Jean Imbert, B.B, La Case à St Barth, Swan Miami and Les Bols de Jean. A committed chef and advocate of healthy cooking, his values are at the root of his passion for taste and cuisine. His commitment also inspired him to write a book in tribute to his grandmother's recipes, "Merci Mamie", which is a commercial success and his third book after "Cuisine intime" and "Utile!", which focuses on eco-responsibility, a cause that the chef is passionate about.

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