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Recipes From Cuisine: French

Coq au Vin (French Braised Rooster or Chicken)

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Coq, in french, means rooster. In the old times, this recipe was applied to cook a rooster (tough bird) by braising it in red wine. But you can make it with any poultry, most commonly chicken. Standard recipes call for red wine but white one can be used at a ...

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Slow Roast Duck Legs (served with Sautéed Apples and Potatoes Mash)

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Duck legs, unlike duck breasts, are usually cooked slow into confit. In my recipe I have roasted them in the oven on a low heat to allow the fat to be rendered and get a confit like result. Duck confit (confit de canard) is a classic French preparation and a ...

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Potato Salad with Marinated Anchovies

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This French dish is easy to prepare and delicious. It can be served as a starter, a side dish or a light meal. It is eaten slightly warm, at room temperature or cold.

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Duck Breasts with Black Cherries

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Pan fried duck breast is one of my husband’s favourite dishes. Some people think it’s complicated to cook. It’s really not. The only thing to remember is not to overcook it because it may become dry and chewy. Furthermore, duck breast is an elegant dish, perfect for a festive dinner! ...

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Raw Carrot Salad

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It’s the 3rd week of confinement in the UK since the outbreak of the corona virus – Covid19! One vegetable that is plentiful in the supermarkets is the carrot. We are in spring and the weather has warmed up so I thought a carrot salad would be perfect. By the ...

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Ratatouille with Added Chickpeas

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You certainly have tasted or at least know about this classic French vegetable stew, done with courgettes, aubergines and peppers. In my recipe, I add cooked chickpeas for extra protein, a must for vegans!

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Crêpes Suzette – French Pancakes with Orange Sauce

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  Sweet crêpes are one of my favourite desserts. They are easy to make and you can fill them with what ever you like. But crêpes Suzette with their sweet orange sauce are the most known dessert crêpes. They were made famous in France. The original recipe includes the use ...

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Choucroute Garnie – Cooked Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut means sour cabbage in German and while it is considered a German staple, it is also popular in neighbouring countries such as France (specifically the Alsace region), Poland and other Eastern European countries. You can buy fermented Sauerkraut in any supermarket, or make it yourself. A good reference is ...

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Poulet Basquaise (French Basque Chicken Casserole)

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This dish is a speciality of the French Pays Basque, situated in the Pyrénées mountains, between France and Spain. It is easy to cook, rich in colours and full of flavours. The main seasoning in this delicious dish is the “Piment d’Espelette”, a smoky chili pepper which is also a ...

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Potato Croquettes

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Croquettes are tasty and look nicer and more elegant than normal mashed potatoes and are a great accompaniment to meat, fish or chicken. They can also be eaten on their own, smothered with a spicy tomato sauce or any other sauce of your choice. Croquettes can be prepared from scratch ...

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