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Recipes from Ingredient: Olive oil

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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Green Bell Pepper and Chorizo

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Green Pepper & Chorizo is quick to cook and ideal when served as a tapas or a side dish.

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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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Salad of mashed potatoes – Batata Mutabbaleh

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This is another Lebanese recipe, unusual in its form but so tasty and simple to make. When I first prepared this dish for my British husband, he was surprised that it had to be eaten cold or at room temperature and not pipping hot😊! It is served as a side ...

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Pilaf of Bulgur and Vegetables (Bulgur Abour)

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The Armenian name of this dish is Bulgur Abour. Bulgur is wheat which is boiled then dried and cracked. Therefore, when soaked, the bulgur does not need to be cooked to be soft. One cup of dry bulgur makes about 2 cups of soaked or cooked bulgur. For this pilaf ...

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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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Chips or Crisps from Pita or Lebanese Breads

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These chips are so easy to do and so moreish. Once you start eating them you can’t stop! I do them with mainly leftover and old Lebanese bread. They are as nice if done with pita bread. Serve them as a snack or appetiser. They are also perfect to accompany ...

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Paprika and Lemon Chicken Thighs

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This dish is different from the authentic Hungarian recipe as it is oven baked and the sour cream is replaced by a whole diced lemon. It is a simpler and lighter version but still quite tasty. It’s also easy and quick to prepare. I would suggest you use (if possible) ...

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Spaghetti with a « Cheese, Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes & Pesto » salsa

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It was a day when I could not decide what to cook that I concocted this sauce. Most of The ingredients chosen had to be used before the “best before” date. And pasta, more precisely spaghetti, is my preferred dish when I am not in the mood of cooking. The sauce ...

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Monkfish in a Red Pepper Paste, Fresh Tomatoes & Sriracha Sauce

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Monkfish is not a pretty fish to look at but cleaned and cooked it becomes quite tasty! It has a sweet taste and a dense texture. It has been nicknamed « poor man’s lobster ». The only part that is used is the tail; therefore you will seldom see it whole at ...

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