List of recipes using Salt: 519 recipes

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List of recipes using Salt
"Buttonhole" quail eggs
"Buttonhole" quail eggs
This little appetizer consists of a small finger of toast, a slice of cured ham and three quail egg yolks arranged on a rectangle of egg white. It is a bit tricky to make, but very attractive to serve, and delicious, of course.
134K5 59 min. June 26th 2011
Artichoke hearts forestier
Artichoke hearts forestier
This recipe is not very complicated, but does involve some work: an artichoke heart with a layer of mushroom duxelle, a layer of fried bacon, topped with a poached egg and cream sauce. Everything can be prepared in advance (the day before for example), but the final assembly should be done just...
234K5 2 hours 11 min. December 30th 2019
Asparagus "en petit pois"
Asparagus "en petit pois"
As the name suggests, this historic recipe (see below for more details) treats asparagus like peas, Napoleonic French style: first cooked the usual way, then cut small (to look like peas), cooked again in stock, and finished with a cream and egg yolk sauce.
6,251 42 min. May 2nd 2021
Avocado and smoked salmon terrine
Avocado and smoked salmon terrine
In this colourful terrine, layers of avocado alternate with smoked salmon and diced tomato in balsamic vinegar.
149K5 4 hours 7 min. April 10th 2011
Avocado with gravlax
Avocado with gravlax
Diced avocado with morsels of gravlax salmon and cream cheese with herbs for a simple yet delicious starter.
30K4.5 18 min. July 31th 2016
Avocado with Sautéed Prawns
Avocado with Sautéed Prawns
Just a classic prawn cocktail with avocado? Oh, no! The prawns in this recipe are sautéed briefly to enhance the flavour, then mixed with a curry mayonnaise.
39K4.3 30 min. March 6th 2016
Baked eggs with chicken and spinach
Baked eggs with chicken and spinach
A classic recipe for baked eggs (œufs cocotte), cooked in ramekins with a base layer of spinach and diced chicken.
14K4 27 min. March 29th 2020
Beetroot and cream cheese verrines
Beetroot and cream cheese verrines
Diced beetroot, marinated in lemon juice and walnut oil, between layers of cream cheese with herbs.
85K5 2 hours 46 min. May 29th 2013
Beetroot and fried chicken salad
Beetroot and fried chicken salad
A raw beetroot salad, enriched with toasted almonds, diced fried chicken and potatoes. As beetroot tends to colour everything it touches, you can be sure that your diced chicken will be an unusual but attractive bright pink - children love this!
30K4.2 39 min. October 16th 2016
Bisto-style canapés
Bisto-style canapés
This recipe captures the hearty and slightly raffish style of French bistro cuisine: fried rounds of baguette with egg, fried ham and a topping of melted cheese.
6,336 39 min. March 17th 2021
Bistro-style beetroot salad
Bistro-style beetroot salad
Beetroot salad is a well-known classic, but have you come across the "bistro" version? The beetroot is still diced, but raw and served with croutons and fried ham in a rémoulade dressing.
18K 38 min. December 30th 2019
Bread with Tomato
Bread with Tomato
This tomato-flavoured bread, the famous "pan con tomate" of our Spanish friends, is ridiculously simple, but such a treat! It only takes a few minutes to prepare and makes a delicious aperitif snack.
33K4 6 min. November 8th 2015
Broad bean salad with Parmesan
Broad bean salad with Parmesan
A salad that combines crunchy almonds, tender broad beans, with the flavours of balsamic vinegar, parmesan and herbs.
245K3.8 35 min. February 21th 2011
Brussels sprout salad
Brussels sprout salad
It might seem unlikely, but Brussels sprouts are very good raw, like in this salad, pepped up with lemon and Parmesan.
4,887 32 min. March 28th 2021
Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits
Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits
For an ideal aperitif snack, why not try these delicious savoury biscuits made with cashew nuts and Parmesan?
5,390 1 hour 55 min. March 31th 2021
Cauliflower tabouleh
Cauliflower tabouleh
In this tabouleh recipe, the couscous or bulgur is replaced with grated cauliflower florets. This gives it a very fresh and amazing flavour.
97K4.1 1 hour 38 min. April 22th 2012
Celeriac soup with mustard
Celeriac soup with mustard
This delicious creamy soup is very quick to make.
110K4.6 43 min. May 4th 2012
Cervelle de Canut
Cervelle de Canut
In French, this curious name means "silk-weaver's brain", but don't be alarmed, this tasty "brain" consists of cottage cheese mixed with herbs, vinegar and finely chopped shallots. The Canuts were the silk weavers in the area around Lyon, France. In the nineteenth century this was one of their...
4,016 1 hour 21 min. August 1st 2021
Chinese Soup
Chinese Soup
This delicious soup is a flavoursome mix of herbs, mushrooms, soya noodles and small diced vegetables briefly cooked in vegetable stock. It takes a while to make and there are lots of ingredients, but the result is worth it.
86K 24.5 1 hour 15 min. April 6th 2017
Courgette tart with mint
Courgette tart with mint
Fried rounds of courgette in a puff pastry case with a feta and mint filling. You will find that this combination of feta with mint gives an agreeable fresh lift to this tart.
133K4.1 1 hour 23 min. June 11th 2011
Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock
Cream of cauliflower soup with smoked haddock
This soup with a difference plays up an amazing flavour combination: creamy cauliflower with morsels of smoked haddock.
13K 24 min. March 18th 2020
Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup
Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup
This is a very simple recipe: lots of winter vegetables cooked in chicken stock, then blended. The soup's special finishing touch comes from cream and a spoonful of mustard.
50K5 1 hour 23 min. January 14th 2015
Crème de foie gras
Crème de foie gras
This is a rather tricky recipe in which foie gras is used to make a savoury cream, similar to a crème brulée but - of course - without sugar and without caramelizing the top. Instead, it is topped with an espuma (a light hot foam) of potatoes, garnished with crispy morsels of serrano ham.
112K3.8 3 hours 33 min. June 3rd 2012
Cretan salad
Cretan salad
A hint of Crete in the flavours of this salad, with a mix of crunchy and soft textures: diced tomatoes, sliced spring onions, feta and tuna.
27K 49 min. August 29th 2018
Crunchy verrines
Crunchy verrines
Little verrines filled with a mixture of cottage cheese (fromage blanc), cream and coriander with diced radish, gherkin and shallot.
115K 24.8 41 min. November 24th 2011
Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad
Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad
A bold salad idea that brings together 3 ingredients which rarely end up on the same plate: cucumber, avocado and mussels, in a rémoulade dressing.
9,390 21 min. August 9th 2020
Du Barry soup
Du Barry soup
Du Barry is a creamy cauliflower soup, including small whole pieces of cauliflower.
234K5 1 hour 1 min. October 17th 2018
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
A buttered ramekin, a layer of mushrooms, a layer of spinach, a little cream and an egg added on top in two stages.
109K5 1 hour 30 min. December 30th 2019
Eggs en Cocotte à la Française
Eggs en Cocotte à la Française
Eggs cooked in small ramekins with a tasty mix of peas, bacon, onion and cream - even more French than the classic version!
79K4.6 31 min. April 27th 2020
Endive and beer soup
Endive and beer soup
For this soup, the endives (chicory) and onions are cooked gently together first before adding the vegetable stock and beer. The endives and beer give the soup a hint of bitterness and a unique flavour.
58K4.3 1 hour 5 min. January 12th 2014
Endive and walnut salad
Endive and walnut salad
This salad has a double dose of walnut flavour: walnut oil in the vinaigrette and crunchy walnut kernels.
53K4.9 22 min. May 11th 2014
Foie gras fingers
Foie gras fingers
An elegant canapé which consists of a crisp layer of shortcrust pastry topped with a layer of foie gras.
109K4.6 2 hours 50 min. December 21th 2011
Four-tier glasses
Four-tier glasses
This starter recipe, served in a glass, consists of four tiers of different vegetable preparations. Each can be made the day before, and it's only the assembly that is tricky.
236K5 1 hour 36 min. June 2nd 2015
French onion soup
French onion soup
This warming onion soup is an emblematic French dish, both in bistro cuisine and home cooking. This is a very classic version. The long, slow cooking is the secret to revealing its full flavour.
33K3.8 2 hours 29 min. December 30th 2019
Greek salad
Greek salad
This is a classy version of that perfect summer food, Greek salad. The only difficult part is the care and patience needed for dicing the vegetables.
172K 14.9 57 min. July 13th 2010
Green avocado salad
Green avocado salad
This salad is all green and fresh, with diced avocado, lettuce, spring onion and the softness of pieces of hard-boiled egg. The flavour is brought out further with a lime and olive-oil dressing, pepped up with a touch of Tabasco.
25K 27 min. July 8th 2018
Green hummus
Green hummus
You are probably already familiar with classic hummus. Here's a "green" version, still mainly chickpeas, but with added herbs and vegetables.
9,788 17 min. November 29th 2020
Guacamole
Guacamole
For this typically Mexican recipe there are two main methods: smooth mashed avocado (made with a blender), or simple mashed avocado (made with a fork) with small pieces. And you can add, or not, finely diced tomato. You will find the first version (smooth) below.
259K4.1 1 hour 21 min. November 26th 2011
Hearty leek and sprout soup
Hearty leek and sprout soup
The method for this rustic winter soup is anything but typical: the sprouts are first roasted in the oven, before being mixed with the leeks (pre-cooked with onions) and simmered in chicken stock. Served with morsels of crispy ham, the full-on flavour is sure to hit the mark.
6,395 1 hour 29 min. January 17th 2021
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
This recipe is made from vegetables cut small and blanched, mixed with pieces of salt-cod and cream, then baked in small soup dishes with a puff pastry lid.
247K3.9 4 hours 35 min. September 7th 2018
Italian toast
Italian toast
These Italian toasts are slices of fried bread with pesto, omelette and cooked tomatoes, garnished with a basil leaf.
74K 14 49 min. December 1st 2013
Julia salad
Julia salad
This salad takes its inspiration from the famous Caesar salad, but is simpler. The combination of chicken with croutons is a delicious way to use up leftovers.
6,537 32 min. February 10th 2021
Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach
Late Winter Soup with Fresh Spinach
This is a delicious recipe for an end-of-winter soup. It combines fresh spinach with diced potato and smoked sausage.
47K4.9 49 min. May 10th 2015
Lebanese Tabbouleh
Lebanese Tabbouleh
Lebanese tabbouleh is different from the classic version. It is made from bulgur wheat (burghul), rather than semolina and, most characteristically, includes a lot of parsley.
55K3.9 48 min. September 28th 2014
Lebanese-style chickpea salad
Lebanese-style chickpea salad
This salad combines chickpeas with cauliflower in a light yoghurt dressing, flavoured with lemon juice and sesame paste.
15K5 24 min. February 9th 2020
Leek and Jerusalem artichoke soup
Leek and Jerusalem artichoke soup
Jerusalem artichoke and leek is a much rarer combination than the classic potato and leek, but it works rather well, as you will see in this recipe.
4,633 51 min. April 28th 2021
Lemony cabbage and potato salad
Lemony cabbage and potato salad
This salad combines, on the one hand, finely shredded cabbage with herbs and, on the other, diced potatoes. The fresh, summery dressing is made with olive oil and lemon.
4,4105 28 min. July 7th 2021
Light Broccoli Soup
Light Broccoli Soup
This soup is simple and light but tasty, made with a delicate vegetable stock and broccoli.
40K4.6 29 min. December 16th 2015
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
It is quite easy to make your own garlic and herb cream cheese, rather like the well-know Boursin. It's fresh, much better, of course, and delicious, especially with a piece of toast.
161K3.9 35 min. June 12th 2011
Little vegetable omelettes
Little vegetable omelettes
As an appetiser or starter, little thick soft omelettes, with diced tomato, courgette and smoked ham.
269K4 1 hour 10 min. June 11th 2011
Mexican salad
Mexican salad
This Mexican-inspired salad combines red kidney beans with avocado, chopped onions and tomatoes. It is dressed with olive oil, lime and a touch of Tabasco heat.
35K5 28 min. October 9th 2019
Mexican tart
Mexican tart
This unusual tart features two star ingredients of South American cuisine: red kidney beans and avocado. The shortcrust pastry case is filled with a red bean and onion purée, then topped with sliced avocado dressed with lime and garnished with fresh coriander.
23K 1 hour 17 min. December 30th 2019
Mixed salad
Mixed salad
Mixed salad is one of those simple but delicious summer recipes which go so well with a barbeque. It's a mix of several fresh vegetables, herbs and French dressing (vinaigrette).
254K4.6 1 hour February 21th 2011
Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad
Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad
This salad is a good way to enjoy tomatoes at the height of their season, and all the different varieties available with their different flavours and colours.
88K4.3 1 hour 3 min. September 16th 2012
Mushroom velouté
Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
119K4 55 min. February 9th 2012
Poivrade Artichoke Salad
Poivrade Artichoke Salad
"Poivrade" artichokes are the small purple ones, often eaten raw in salads. Choose the smallest ones, as they are the tenderest and have practically no fibrous "choke". For this recipe, they are combined as a salad with herbs, spring onion and Parmesan shavings in an olive oil and lemon dressing.
54K5 23 min. August 26th 2015
Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup
Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup
This soup has a naturally smooth and creamy texture. The blend of autumnal potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) and celeriac flavours is warmed with French mustard.
29K4.6 51 min. December 30th 2019
Potimarron and leek soup
Potimarron and leek soup
This autumnal soup combines the flavours of Japanese chestnut pumpkin (potimarron) and leeks - they go so well together. The resulting soup is velvety smooth and delicious.
40K 13.9 1 hour 7 min. November 29th 2017
Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup
Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup
A smooth and fragrant soup, it's much better with potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) than ordinary pumpkin.
298K4.1 1 hour 10 min. October 13th 2010
Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras
Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras
This recipe features a rather unexpected combination that works really well: the distinctive flavour of Jerusalem artichoke with the richness of foie gras. The Jerusalem artichokes are puréed with potatoes. This is serves hot mixed with very cold diced foie gras. The combination of flavours and...
42K4.1 1 hour 10 min. April 12th 2015
Quail egg canapés
Quail egg canapés
This starter is a small canapé consiting of a toasted and buttered bread slice covered with a slice of smoked ham topped with a fried quail egg.
300K5 54 min. February 21th 2011
Quick courgette soup with cheese
Quick courgette soup with cheese
This really is an express recipe, less than 30 minutes from washing courgettes to serving soup.
238K5 27 min. October 13th 2010
Ramekins of duchess potatoes
Ramekins of duchess potatoes
Duchess potatoes are a mix of mashed potato and egg yolks, cooked in the oven, in a decorative shape and delicious. In this recipe they top a ramekin containing a layer of mashed potato, cooked leek, and thinly sliced bacon.
260K 24.6 2 hours 5 min. March 4th 2020
Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts
Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts
A lightly spiced mousse, made with raw beetroot, with a layer in the centre of finely diced beetroot and roughly chopped walnuts. Discover or rediscover the taste of raw beetroot, very special and so "earthy".
310K5 47 min. October 13th 2010
Raw beetroot salad
Raw beetroot salad
This is a very simple salad. It contains raw beetroot (of course), but also walnuts, parmesan shavings and a vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar.
125K4.1 31 min. November 2nd 2015
Red endive appetizers
Red endive appetizers
Red endive (radicchio) leaves can be filled to make very elegant snacks. The filling shown here combines cheese with sardines.
15K 20 min. May 13th 2020
Rémoulette of celeriac
Rémoulette of celeriac
This is a variation on the popular French rémoulade (a celeriac salad, similar to coleslaw). Here, a julienne of celeriac is mixed with chopped shallot, fresh herbs and a lemony rémoulade dressing.
18K 33 min. February 24th 2019
Salade Niçoise
Salade Niçoise
Salade Niçoise is a typical Mediterranean dish that originated around the French city of Nice. As there is no real "official" recipe, everyone has their own personal version. This is mine.
71K4.9 40 min. June 7th 2018
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
These moist-textured savoury madeleines have a delicious combination of 2 cheeses: Cheddar and Parmesan. They make an ideal aperitif snack.
43K4.4 37 min. May 8th 2016
Sesame fried scampi
Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
268K5 33 min. November 11th 2012
Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways
Simple mushroom salad with thyme and lemon, 3 ways
This aptly named salad is a breeze because you can enjoy it three different ways: raw, marinated or cooked, all prepared exactly the same way.
18K 19 min. January 15th 2020
Smooth mixed vegetable soup
Smooth mixed vegetable soup
Any vegetables you have, cut into small pieces, mixed with a shallot cooked in butter, cooked together then blended. Even better when it's cold outside.
284K4.4 2 hours 3 min. January 3rd 2014
Sorrel soup
Sorrel soup
Smooth with a slight sharpness, this soup has a very particular taste.
353K3.8 1 hour 4 min. May 8th 2011
Soup Cornouaillaise
Soup Cornouaillaise
This rustic soup comes from Cornouailles in Brittany – France's very own Cornwall. It is made with fried bacon and onions, and thickened with a little buckwheat flour, typical of the region.
6,173 42 min. May 9th 2021
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
Super-green, super-thrifty soup
It's all too easy to just throw away the leaves or other green parts of our usual fresh vegetables. This is a real shame, because most of them can be cooked, as in this very green soup that uses up radish tops, spring onion greens and pea pods. I'm sure you'll get how it's "green" in every sense:...
12K 53 min. June 24th 2020
Surprise eggs
Surprise eggs
These look like perfectly normal boiled eggs, but when the shell is cracked open - surprise! They contain a mixture of scrambled egg, cured ham, fried prawns and chives.
141K5 51 min. September 26th 2010
Terrine of foie gras
Terrine of foie gras
This simple way preparing a terrine of foie gras is ideal for beginners. In this recipe the liver is passed through a sieve or vegetable mill rather than kept in large pieces. The final appearance is smoother, less marbled, but just as delicious.
222K 15 17 hours 8 min. June 2nd 2015
The total turnip
The total turnip
The whole turnip goes into this recipe, in which ramekins are filled with both the root vegetable and its leaves.
276K4.4 57 min. February 21th 2011
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
For this sophisticated recipe, we'll be preparing a disc of tomato jelly to sit on a puff pastry base. This is topped with slices of avocado in a lime dressing.
8,833 5 hours 16 min. September 30th 2020
Tomato and courgette tart
Tomato and courgette tart
This summer tart has a puff pastry base topped with a rosette of sliced tomatoes and sautéd courgettes. For a more substantial dish, add some diced feta on top before cooking.
195K4.2 2 hours 5 min. July 18th 2010
Tomato and cream cheese terrine
Tomato and cream cheese terrine
Tomatoes marinated in olive oil and lime, then arranged in alternating layers with cream cheese: one layer with herbs and the other with walnuts.
131K5 6 hours 12 min. October 30th 2011
Tomato tart
Tomato tart
This tart is very easy and quick to prepare.
254K4.8 1 hour 18 min. January 13th 2011
Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup
Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup
This soup combines the earthy flavours of Jerusalem artichokes and turnips. This is the chance to use not only the roots, but the turnip tops as well, if possible.
4,838 June 6th 2021
Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup
Turnip and sesame puree (tahina) soup
For this quick soup, 15 minutes, an original turnip taste with sesame purée (tahina).
205K4.3 35 min. February 29th 2012
Vegetable rosette tart
Vegetable rosette tart
Blanched courgettes and carrots arranged in a rosette with a feta filling.
151K3.8 1 hour 52 min. October 6th 2010
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
Verrine of avocado mousse and crab
A layer of light avocado mousse on a bed of crab meat in a herb rémoulade dressing.
147K5 35 min. October 16th 2011
Vol-au-vent
Vol-au-vent
The classic vol-au-vent of French cuisine consists of a very light puff pastry case (supposedly so light that it could fly off in the lightest puff of wind) with a cream-based filling. There are many different recipes for fillings. This version uses bacon, chicken, mushrooms and leeks.
105K4.3 1 hour 23 min. October 20th 2013
Warm chicken salad
Warm chicken salad
This salad is a mixture of fresh, crunchy ingredients (spring onions, radishes and lettuce) with ribbons of pan-fried chicken, added while still warm.
97K4.2 29 min. June 24th 2012
Warm lentil salad
Warm lentil salad
Lentils boiled until just tender, then mixed with fried smoked bacon, onion, chives and dressed with a good vinaigrette.
155K4.6 53 min. September 5th 2010
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
This salad combines red onion, purple artichokes cut small and slices of warm potato, dressed with a good vinaigrette.
78K3.8 54 min. October 14th 2012
Warm scallop and cabbage salad
Warm scallop and cabbage salad
This salad combines the crunchiness of raw white cabbage, the softness of fried scallops and yielding cooked potatoes, bound in a good herb vinaigrette.
41K5 26 min. January 11th 2015
"Land and sea" kebabs
"Land and sea" kebabs
For these kebabs, cubes of lime-marinated fish (sea) alternate with mushrooms and bacon (land) along the skewer.
79K5 44 min. February 24th 2013
Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon
Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon
This really simple recipe allows the natural nobility of sea bass to shine through: fillets baked until just done, complemented with lemon and tarragon.
6,229 34 min. June 30th 2021
Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds
Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds
Tasty morsels of red mullet, fried with poppy seeds and served as canapés on toast with feta, basil and preserved tomatoes.
30K4.2 45 min. July 13th 2016
Cod loin with saffron
Cod loin with saffron
A thick, deboned loin of fish (cod in this case), pan-fried and served with a reduced white-wine and cream sauce, flavoured with shallot and saffron.
74K4.4 47 min. December 17th 2014
Crab Cakes
Crab Cakes
These crab cakes are a mixture of crab meat - of course - with onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg and mayonnaise. The cakes are made fairly thick and shallow fried in a pan, but they can also be deep fried.
47K4.7 1 hour 3 min. July 1st 2015
Cretan-style salmon
Cretan-style salmon
Cooked chopped leek and shallot with cubes of salmon, served in a yogurt, tomato and feta sauce.
151K5 1 hour 1 min. February 8th 2020
Crispy prawn rolls
Crispy prawn rolls
The prawns are fried, then mixed with finely diced carrots and courgettes before being rolled up in a sheet of brik or filo pastry.
55K4.8 34 min. July 27th 2014
Crunchy little pieces of fish
Crunchy little pieces of fish
Small pieces of fish, dipped in beated egg then in breadcrumbs, and fried. Preferably serve with something with slightly acidic like herb salad, or Béarnaise sauce.
222K5 49 min. February 21th 2011
Curried mussels with cabbage
Curried mussels with cabbage
The mussels are cooked "à la marinière", then shelled and served in a creamy curry sauce with shredded, barely-tender cabbage.
17K 1 hour 24 min. December 30th 2019
Erika's ceviche
Erika's ceviche
Ericka's ceviche is a Peruvian version of the classic South American dish. The diced fish is cured (effectively "cooked") in lime juice. This dish is fairly simple to make, but delicous and full of fresh flavours.
26K 1 hour 9 min. December 30th 2019
Fillet of salmon meunière
Fillet of salmon meunière
A fillet of salmon can be cooked in a similar way to sole: à la meunière. The fish is lightly floured, pan-fried in butter and served drizzled with lemony butter and flat-leaved parsley. Every bit as good as sole.
8,472 25 min. April 11th 2021
Fillets of sole Dieppoise
Fillets of sole Dieppoise
In principal, fillets of sole Dieppoise are poached and served with a creamy sauce and small shellfish. I am offering a new twist on the dish, with the fish sautéed rather than poached, a cream sauce flavoured with mussel stock, and served with shellfish (mussels, cockles and clams), mushrooms and...
41K3.9 1 hour 27 min. December 30th 2019
Fillets of sole meunière
Fillets of sole meunière
Sole "meunière" gets its name no doubt from the flour used to coat the fish ("meunière" is French for miller's wife). It is a classic of French bistro cuisine, rich with butter, basically simple, but easy to do badly. Here are all the tips you need to succeed, using fillets rather than fish on the...
139K4.3 24 min. November 10th 2014
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
Firied fillet of sea bream with polenta
A fillet of blackspot sea bream (though you can use another fish), fried rapidly and served with a creamy cheese polenta and sautéed cherry tomatoes.
30K4.3 23 min. September 4th 2016
Fish fillet with preserved lemons
Fish fillet with preserved lemons
A thick fish fillet stuffed with slices of preserved lemon - crispy on the outside and tender inside.
90K4.3 36 min. January 30th 2013
Fish in a seed crust
Fish in a seed crust
Fish fillets coated with a mixture of breadcrumbs and seeds, then fried.
60K4.2 30 min. June 1st 2014
Fish in a sesame crust
Fish in a sesame crust
Fish portions cooked in 2 stages: first in the pan, then in the oven, covered with a sesame paste which turns crisp when baked.
123K4.4 42 min. February 28th 2012
Fish in white wine
Fish in white wine
This recipe for cooking fish in the oven is both simple and delicious. The fish is cooked with herbs and onions in white wine. It is served in a light sauce, made with the cooking juices and a little lemon juice.
70K4.3 56 min. December 14th 2016
Fish Mousselines
Fish Mousselines
Mousselines are a lighter version of the classic French quenelles, but without breadcrumbs. They are poached first in fumet (fish stock), then served "en gratin" in sauce normande.
44K 24.6 38 min. December 29th 2018
Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc
Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc
This recipe consists of delicate flakes ("petals") of poached fish, cooked with smoked ham, served on a bed of julienne vegetables (fine sticks of carrots, turnips and cabbage), with a "beurre blanc" sauce made with vinegar and shallots. Not difficult, but entails some work.
231K4.3 1 hour 34 min. December 31th 2013
Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes
Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes
This terrine is made up of alternating layers of fish fillets with spinach and preserved tomatoes. It is cooked gently in the oven, then served in slices (yes, it really is a kind of terrine) with hollandaise sauce, for example.
9,1655 1 hour 52 min. November 8th 2020
Fisherman's Ragout
Fisherman's Ragout
This ragout combines vegetables (cut small and cooked until just tender in vegetable stock) with a mix of cockles and chunks of fish, all simmered together with cream and saffron.
72K4.1 2 hours 17 min. December 30th 2019
Gravlax
Gravlax
Gravlax is a Nordic speciality and consists of boned salmon dry-cured overnight in salt and sugar. The cured salmon can be eaten like smoked salmon, just with a trickle of lemon juice, or with a light sauce of cream cheese and herbs.
37K5 12 hours 21 min. July 11th 2016
Grilled fillet of salmon with corn-salad cream
Grilled fillet of salmon with corn-salad cream
A salmon fillet, grilled slowly to keep the inside tender, served with sesame rice and a little corn salad cream. You'll love it...
234K 13.9 1 hour 14 min. October 13th 2010
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak in pie dish
Koulibiak is a traditional russian recipe from, usually served in a flat puff pastry fish shape. Here is an easier version, in a pie dish.
313K4.7 3 hours 19 min. September 7th 2018
Langoustine and leek tarts
Langoustine and leek tarts
Small puff pastry cases filled with a layer of chopped leeks, fried langoustines (also known as scampi or Dublin Bay prawns), topped with hollandaise sauce.
87K4.2 1 hour 28 min. May 13th 2012
Langoustine gratin
Langoustine gratin
This elegant gratin has a layer of brunoise vegetables in the bottom, with langoustine tails (scampi) cooked in two stages on top, finished with a thick creamy sauce, made with the "fumet" from the langoustines. This recipe is quite long to make, but can be prepared in stages over a number of days....
24K3.9 2 hours 15 min. December 30th 2019
Langoustine sabayon tart
Langoustine sabayon tart
For this recipe, the tart cases are made with sheets of filo pastry. These are filled with langoustines coated in a delicious lime-flavoured sabayon.
50K3.8 1 hour 6 min. July 2nd 2014
Lobster Thermidor
Lobster Thermidor
In this recipe, the lobster are cooked first in a court bouillon (stock), then the flesh is removed and cut into small pieces before being cooked with the cream and alcohol. The dish is browned in the oven to finish.
127K 14.7 35 min. January 22th 2012
Mackerel Fillets in White Wine
Mackerel Fillets in White Wine
Mackerel fillets in white wine are the kind of thing we normally buy ready-made in a tin, as a quick snack. But preparing them at home is straightforward and so much better. Here is how to create this classic yourself, step by step.
36K3.7 2 hours 26 min. October 28th 2015
Mackerel rillettes
Mackerel rillettes
This recipe for mackerel rillettes (or potted mackerel) starts with poaching the fish. The flesh is then taken off the bones and forked into a seasoned mixture of butter, mustard, cream and lemon juice. In France this is traditionally eaten as an aperitif snack, served on small slices of toast.
21K 1 hour June 19th 2019
Marinated tuna with herbs
Marinated tuna with herbs
Here is a very simple recipe, preferably for a barbecue or plancha, but could be made in the kitchen. As for any summer-barbecue-backyard recipe, all proportons can be varied according to taste.
238K4.3 1 hour 22 min. February 21th 2011
Mussels marinière
Mussels marinière
This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.
182K5 1 hour 4 min. September 4th 2011
Nicholas's fish
Nicholas's fish
This is a very easy recipe, everything hinges on the brief cooking of the leeks, then the fish.
224K4.8 56 min. February 21th 2011
Normandy seafood stew
Normandy seafood stew
A "marmite normande" is a combination of different seasonal julienne vegetables and a mix of shellfish, rapidly sautéed, then deglazed with cider. The vegetables and shellfish are then simmered together in cream, which intensifies the flavours while it gently reduces and thickens. This recipe is...
26K3 2 hours 13 min. January 9th 2019
Pan-fried fish fillets, braised cabbage with Noilly Prat
Pan-fried fish fillets, braised cabbage with Noilly Prat
In this recipe, finely shredded cabbage is braised rapidly, then finished with Noilly Prat and a little cream. This is served to accompany a simple but delicious pan-fried fillet of fish.
6,387 44 min. February 7th 2021
Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage
Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage
In this recipe a salmon steak is accompanied with blanched white cabbage and a rich sherry vinegar sauce.
93K4.5 1 hour 2 min. January 3rd 2014
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce
The chanterelles are fried first briefly, then the scallops fried in the same pan. The pan is deglazed with Noilly to make a delicious cream sauce.
194K4.5 1 hour 6 min. November 28th 2010
Parcels of fish fillet in spinach
Parcels of fish fillet in spinach
These parcels are made with small pieces of fish fillet, wrapped in a blanched spinach leaf and lightly fried in butter. They can be served with a salted white wine sabayon (as in the recipe of scallops with crunchy vegetables), a beurre blanc, a dash of olive oil with herbs, or any other sauce of...
213K5 2 hours 23 min. March 18th 2013
Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables.
Pollack fillet baked with rice and vegetables.
This oven-baked recipe teams layers of rice and vegetables (sesame-flavoured rice, sautéed courgettes, onions and tomatoes) with fillets of fish (pollack here) and thyme laid on top. Everything is then cooked together in the oven.
31K4.3 1 hour 7 min. September 25th 2016
Quick prawn curry
Quick prawn curry
A very quick way to prepare a creamy prawn curry with lime and spring onion.
102K5 34 min. August 12th 2015
Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade
Red mullet fillets in a quick marinade
For this recipe, the marinade is made in a jiffy: oil, lemon, parsley, salt and pepper. The red mullet fillets are marinaded for an hour, then pan-fried quickly. They are served with plain white rice.
54K4.6 1 hour 21 min. February 22th 2015
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
Red mullet fillets with a reduced white-wine sauce
For this recipe, the red mullet fillets are fried in a large saucepan, then removed and kept hot. The "jus court" sauce is made by reducing dry white wine with spring onions in the pan used to cook the fish. The small quantity of sauce left (its French name literally means "short juice") is very...
21K3.8 30 min. June 25th 2017
Rolls of fish in smoked ham
Rolls of fish in smoked ham
Pieces of white fish rolled in thinly sliced smoked ham. These rolls are cooked in a little olive oil and served with French beans. The pairing of smoked ham with fish might seem a little strange, but in fact these flavours marry well.
278K4.9 54 min. February 21th 2011
Rosemary steamed fish
Rosemary steamed fish
In this recipe the fish is cooked in steam perfumed with rosemary, which makes it tender and aromatic, served on a bed of onions fondue and finished with a dry white wine sauce.
298K3.8 1 hour March 29th 2020
Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables
Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables
A fresh salmon escalope just salt and pepper with small dices of small vegetables.
219K 15 1 hour 28 min. June 22th 2011
Salmon chard rolls
Salmon chard rolls
For this dish only the green part of the chard is used. The blanched leaves are rolled around grilled salmon portions. The rolls are served coated with a savoury lemon sabayon, or the sauce of your choice.
143K3.8 1 hour 21 min. August 8th 2010
Salmon rillettes
Salmon rillettes
A terrine of two kinds of salmon (cooked and smoked) with butter and lemon.
253K4.3 2 hours 38 min. March 26th 2013
Salmon with sorrel
Salmon with sorrel
Salmon with sorrel is the perfect mix with tender salmon and the slight acidity of sorrel.
264K 15 1 hour 23 min. October 13th 2010
Scallops with cabbage julienne
Scallops with cabbage julienne
Pan-fried scallops in a sauce of their juices deglazed with a little Noilly Prat, served with a julienne of blanched cabbage in cream.
107K4.6 1 hour 21 min. December 31th 2013
Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon
Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon
This is a bed of vegetables cut small, lightly cooked to stay crunchy. The scallops are cut in half and fried, filled with a morsel of foie gras, and served coated with a savoury reduced white wine sabayon. It entails some work, but the result is impresive.
279K4 2 hours 56 min. June 11th 2011
Scallops with fondue of leeks
Scallops with fondue of leeks
In this very creamy dish, the scallops are pan-fried, then the leeks fondue is added to absorb all the flavours.
279K 24.6 23 min. March 6th 2020
Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan
Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan
In this recipe scallops are fried quickly, then cooked aaparagus tips are added with a sprinkling of parmesan to serve.
216K4.1 38 min. February 21th 2011
Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips.
Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips.
For this dish, the langoustines and asparagus tips are sautéed bafore being mixed with the beaten eggs and finished like scrambled eggs.
15K 50 min. August 28th 2019
Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote
Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote
In this recipe, the fillets of sea bass are laid on a julienne of leeks (the white part), covered with a coriander cream sauce and cooked "en papillote".
35K5 52 min. February 19th 2017
Seafood feuillantines
Seafood feuillantines
Little savoury "millefeuilles" with a very Breton taste of the sea: a mix of crab and salmon in a herb mayonnaise, piled up between crisp circles of buckwheat pancake.
77K5 48 min. April 28th 2013
Seared tuna with lemon and lime
Seared tuna with lemon and lime
This is a very simple way to prepare and cook tuna - a fish that tends to dry out very quickly if you are not careful about how you cook it. In this recipe the tuna medallions are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon and lime, before being seared briefly on both sides. Serve with rice cooked...
25K4.8 2 hours 18 min. July 23th 2017
Spaghetti with mussels and basil
Spaghetti with mussels and basil
Mussels and pasta cooked separately, then combined in a cream sauce made with the reduced mussel juices.
129K4.1 1 hour 40 min. September 14th 2011
Spicy seafood plancha
Spicy seafood plancha
A mix of diced fish and uncooked prawns marinated with spices and then simply cooked on a plancha. The fish benefits from the acidic citrus note provided by the lime, and the prawns from a little vinegar.
19K 1 hour 33 min. March 11th 2018
Stock-pot fish
Stock-pot fish
A julienne of vegetables (small sticks) mixed with choice morsels of fish, slowly cooked in vegetable stock.
274K4.3 2 hours 36 min. December 31th 2013
Summer Salmon Blanquette
Summer Salmon Blanquette
This simple blanquette is a creamy dish of pan-fried salmon chunks with fresh broad beans and mushrooms. Although it is just right for the start of summer, it can be made at any time of year.
42K5 59 min. July 5th 2015
Tahitian style fish
Tahitian style fish
Little pieces of fish marinated overnight a night in lime juice.
241K5 12 hours 57 min. February 21th 2011
Tender tuna
Tender tuna
Cooking tuna can be tricky: undercooked it is unappetising, overcooked it dries out rapidly. Here is a method which guarantees that your tuna will be perfectly cooked and tender.
110K4.7 49 min. March 26th 2014
Turban of sole with langoustines
Turban of sole with langoustines
The turban is made from a rolled fillet of sole poached in fish stock. Each turban is then filled with sautéed langoustines and a tasty cream sauce, flavoured with langoustine stock. This dish takes quite a long time to make because of the langoustine stock, but you will really impress your guests.
61K4.1 1 hour 44 min. November 23th 2014
Beef braised in reduced red wine
Beef braised in reduced red wine
In classic recipes of this kind, the meat is simply cooked in the wine as it comes. This version is different: the red wine is reduced first separately on low heat with herbs, onion and carrot, then the meat is cooked long and slow in this. This method gives the meat a richer, more intense flavour.
28K3.8 3 hours 53 min. March 12th 2017
Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington
Beef Wellington consists of a beef fillet (or tenderloin) that is first seared, then cooked in the oven in a puff pastry crust stuffed with a mushroom duxelles and morsels of foie gras. The recipe is rather long, but fairly straightfoward. Here I show you all the tips to help you make it sucessfully...
65K5 1 hour 57 min. August 26th 2021
Blanquette of veal
Blanquette of veal
Blanquette is a classic dish of French family cooking, but can also be found in bistros. Veal is cooked slowly, and the sauce is thickened with a mixture of egg yolks and cream. I have set out a rather special way of making it.
377K4.4 2 hours 49 min. February 5th 2015
Boeuf (beef) bourguignon
Boeuf (beef) bourguignon
Bœuf bourguignon is a traditional recipe of French cuisine (bourguignon means from Burgundy). It's chunks of meat cooked slowly with bacon, onions, carrots and mushrooms in red wine.
430K 32.5 4 hours 20 min. February 21th 2011
Cajun pork with rice.
Cajun pork with rice.
In Cajun cooking, rice dishes with meat, like the famous jambalaya, take pride of place. Here is a simplified version using marinated pork.
20K 2 hours 27 min. May 6th 2020
Carbonnade
Carbonnade
Carbonnade is a dish that comes from Belgium and the north of France. Large pieces of beef are slowly simmered in beer with carrots and onions. Here's a personal version.
177K 14 2 hours 44 min. November 13th 2011
Chicano burger
Chicano burger
Time for a fresh take on burgers with this Mexican-inspired version. The beef patty is pepped up with chilli spices and partnered with a plainer patty made with red kidney beans.
5,924 1 hour 2 min. May 12th 2021
Chicken breasts in a potato crust
Chicken breasts in a potato crust
In this recipe, instant mashed potato powder is used to give an original crusty coating to the chicken breasts. These are fried and served with peas.
104K4.8 1 hour 3 min. August 26th 2012
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Chicken breasts with tarragon
Chicken breasts are slowly cooked in a frying pan, then the sauce is made in the same pan with dry white wine, chicken stock and tarragon, and served with sauté (pan-fried) potatoes.
265K 15 1 hour 39 min. February 21th 2011
Confit of carrots with bacon
Confit of carrots with bacon
As with any confit, these carrots are cooked long and slow. This is done in the oven in chicken stock, with the carrots rolled in a strip of bacon or cured ham that has been lightly fried.
24K4.8 2 hours 32 min. April 16th 2017
Coq au vin
Coq au vin
Coq au vin is one of those iconic classics of French cuisine, though these days it is more likely to be made with chicken. The poultry is marinated in red wine, fried, then flambéed in cognac before being simmered slowly in the wine marinade. It has much in common with that other classic, boeuf...
48K4.2 14 hours 44 min. July 17th 2016
Cured Pork Belly With Lentils
Cured Pork Belly With Lentils
Pork belly with lentils is a typical French bistro dish. In principal, it is a mixture of different cuts of pork, usually salt-cured, cooked slowly until "confit" and meltingly tender, served with lentils cooked in stock. This dish takes a good while to prepare, but it's a real treat! It reheats...
62K4 3 hours 19 min. November 15th 2015
Duo of slow-cooked pork
Duo of slow-cooked pork
Two pork ingredients, smoked sausage and a shoulder joint here, are left to cook slowly on a bed of vegetables and herbs, moistened with a vegetable or poultry stock. This is one of those crafty dishes that can be reheated over and over, getting better each time.
25K 4 hours 49 min. November 18th 2018
Escalope of veal in a cream sauce
Escalope of veal in a cream sauce
Escalopes of veal, mushrooms and a cream sauce.
219K4.5 1 hour 3 min. March 20th 2011
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce
Medallions of filet mignon (pork tenderloin) are first pan-fried, then kept to one side. The same pan is used to prepare a cream sauce with tarragon and strong mustard. The medallions are returned to the pan to finish cooking in the sauce while it thickens on low heat, keeping the meat beautifully...
38K3.8 1 hour December 30th 2019
Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust
Fillet of beef in a rosemary crust
This is a sophisticated way to cook beef fillet (tenderloin): we make an unleavened bread dough (which will not be eaten), adding plenty of salt and lots of roughly chopped springs of rosemary. The beef fillet is seared all over in a frying pan, then wrapped in the dough before being cooked in a hot...
33K 14.8 50 min. August 26th 2021
Five hours poultry
Five hours poultry
Perhaps simplest recipe on this site, but what a result! The idea is to cook the bird, without fat, at low temperature, covered, and for a long time. In this way, the poultry cooks so as to be almost like a "confit": soft and very tasty. The effect is more spectacular with duck because it is a...
497K3.8 5 hours 12 min. January 27th 2012
Involtini-Style Filet Mignon
Involtini-Style Filet Mignon
This filet mignon of pork is split, rather like an involtini, and stuffed with grilled bacon, parsley and cheese.
39K3.8 52 min. April 15th 2018
Larded pork tenderloin
Larded pork tenderloin
Tenderloin of pork stuffed with mustard and parsley, then wrapped in thin slices of bacon and oven roasted.
183K 14.6 1 hour 28 min. November 3rd 2011
Loin of pork with herbs and julienne vegetables
Loin of pork with herbs and julienne vegetables
Pork loin is cut into individual portions, which are split and filled with herbs before cooking. They are served with crunchy julienne vegetables and a cream sauce.
324K4.2 2 hours 33 min. November 27th 2015
Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole
Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole
In this recipe a good joint of beef is slow-cooked, surrounded by an assortment of vegetables in small chunks. To concentrate the flavours, the cooking time should be long at a moderate temperature and, most important of all, the dish should be sealed. By the end of cooking, the vegetables will be...
40K4.1 5 hours 28 min. December 30th 2019
Mexican-style pork medallions
Mexican-style pork medallions
For this recipe with a Mexican flavour (New Mexican, actually), I have used tender medallions of pork fillet mignon. These are first marinated in a spicy oil then pan-fried with the remaining marinade. Serve with green beans and sauce made with a reduced vegetable stock in the frying pan.
39K5 44 min. November 6th 2016
Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella
Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella
Chicken breasts pan-fried with sage leaves, topped with thinly sliced mozzarella and preserved tomatoes, then served turned over on a bed of the "toppings".
44K4.1 23 min. December 30th 2019
Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust)
Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust)
The French classic "Paté en croute" is a terrine of different meats layered and baked in a pie crust. There are many recipes which vary the kind of meat and the seasonings. This is my version with pork, veal and chicken, which is not too difficult, though it does entail quite a lot of work.
155K 134.2 6 hours 49 min. September 7th 2018
Pork chops in the oven
Pork chops in the oven
To cook a pork chop well, without it drying out, one of the best methods is to cook it in two stages: start by pan-frying, then finish in the oven. This recipe adds flavour with mustard and thyme, with the cooking juices deglazed and reduced before serving.
192K3.5 25 min. August 16th 2015
Pork chops with a duo of brassicas
Pork chops with a duo of brassicas
In this recipe, the pork chops are pan-fried and served with a sauce of the reduced pan juices and white-wine, and two different brassicas: Brussels sprouts and romanesco.
29K4.3 46 min. November 20th 2016
Pork Chops with Rosemary
Pork Chops with Rosemary
This recipe is cooked in two stages: the chops are flash-fried in a pan, then finished more slowly in the oven. Towards the end of cooking, you can top the meat with slices of cheese, if you like.
32K4.6 26 min. February 3rd 2016
Pork medallions with "full" turnips
Pork medallions with "full" turnips
This recipe brings together sautéed medallions of pork filet mignon and turnips, pan-fried then filled with a creamy mixture made from their own green tops. As in all the best cookery, nothing is wasted.
25K4.7 1 hour 4 min. December 30th 2019
Pork roast with herbs
Pork roast with herbs
A succulent joint of pork, slow-roasted with herbs and served with baby potatoes cooked in the meat juices.
26K 4 hours 37 min. January 16th 2019
Quick chicken curry
Quick chicken curry
This curry is quick to make if you have left over cooked chicken, and is always delicious.
233K5 33 min. August 25th 2011
Rabbit civet
Rabbit civet
Rabbit civet is a classic dish of French cuisine. The word "civet" comes from "cive", an old word for onion. These days, the name refers to chunks of meat, marinated then cooked slowly in red wine with bacon, mushrooms and onions. This tasty stew or casserole, with its very tender meat, is like my...
59K4 15 hours 20 min. December 30th 2019
Rabbit civet "à la normande"
Rabbit civet "à la normande"
In French cooking, "à la normande" means there are apples involved, as Normandy is famous for them. In this twist on the classic civet, the rabbit meat is cooked on the bone in cider, after marinating overnight. The sauce is made at the end with the cooking juices and cream.
28K4.6 15 hours 3 min. March 26th 2017
Rabbit with mustard
Rabbit with mustard
This recipe uses boned rabbit. This is sautéed in mustard then cooked in the oven. It is served with broad beans, bacon and mushrooms, and a sauce made with reduced white wine.
160K4.9 2 hours 9 min. May 15th 2011
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"
For this delicious roast, the beef joint is seared all over, then wrapped in slices of grilled (broiled) bacon before the final long, slow roasting in a bag with aromatic ingredients (bayleaf, shallots, carrot, thyme and chilli). Cooked this way, the meat will be well done on the outside, meltingly...
30K4.5 5 hours 39 min. July 30th 2017
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables.
Roasting "in the bag" is a simple but long method. The meat is sealed in a bag and cooked slowly at moderate temperature, keeping it very tender and with an amazing flavour. Meat cooked like this produces delicious juicies without adding anything else. These can be used to cook vegetables to a...
32K 5 hours 43 min. April 12th 2020
Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag.
Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag.
Pork goes particularly well with sage (true for white meats in general), but in this recipe, we'll bring out these flavours to the full by slow-cooking in a bag. The pork roasting joint is simply salted and peppered before being put in the bag and cooked for hours at low temperature. The delicious...
35K4.6 3 hours 56 min. December 30th 2019
Saltimbocca
Saltimbocca
Saltimbocca literally means "jumps into the mouth" in Italian. These delicious little meat rolls, made with veal, ham and sage, will do just that!
44K4.9 40 min. July 20th 2015
Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"
Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"
This is a casserole-style version of the traditional French sausage-and-lentils recipe with a special feature: the lentils are cooked in just the right amount of water. The other ingredients add flavour as does, most importantly, the sausage (preferably smoked). When pricked, this will release its...
74K4.5 1 hour 5 min. February 5th 2017
Sautéed chicken with leeks
Sautéed chicken with leeks
Chunks of chicken marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and spices, then sautéed with diagonally cut leeks cooked separately. A simple, healthy recipe with a spicy kick.
39K5 1 hour 53 min. January 20th 2019
Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce.
Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce.
For this rich and succulent dish, we begin by frying the mushrooms then the pork separately, before adding the cream, to bring out the fullest flavours.
22K 49 min. August 30th 2020
Sautéed turmeric chicken with mushrooms
Sautéed turmeric chicken with mushrooms
For this dish, the chicken and mushrooms are first sautéed separately, then combined in a cream and turmeric sauce.
8,386 1 hour 2 min. March 24th 2021
Seven-hour lamb
Seven-hour lamb
Seven-hour lamb is a good old country recipe and very simple. There's really not much to do, just long, slow cooking and the result is always amazing: the lamb is so tender it can be cut with a fork.
191K3.9 7 hours 33 min. April 20th 2014
Spring veal sauté
Spring veal sauté
This sauté combines small chunks of veal with spring onions in a white-wine sauce with just a dash of cream.
59K4.5 56 min. May 18th 2014
Steak burger topped with egg
Steak burger topped with egg
A succulent steak burger, topped with a perfect egg. Here are all the tips you need to produce this simple but delicious dish.
227K4.9 52 min. June 22th 2013
Tenderloin steaks marinated in red wine with rosemary
Tenderloin steaks marinated in red wine with rosemary
A recipe that brings out all the tenderness of this cut of beef, enhancing it with rosemary and by marinating for a long time in red wine. The tenderloin steaks are then fried and served with green beans.
1,378 12 hours 34 min. September 19th 2021
Tomato meat balls
Tomato meat balls
Meat balls in a tasty tomato sauce with herbs and white wine.
186K5 30 min. February 28th 2012
Tournedos Rossini
Tournedos Rossini
Tournedos Rossini is a very chic recipe, allegedly inspired by the famous composer. It consists of fried fillet steak, served on buttered toast, topped with a slice of foie gras and a delicious sauce made by deglazing the cooking pan with port or Noilly Prat.
292K 33.7 46 min. August 26th 2021
Veal Chop With Assortment of Vegetables
Veal Chop With Assortment of Vegetables
The veal chop in this recipe is cooked in two stages: flash fried first to brown it all over, then gently roasted in the oven. The chop is served with an assortment of vegetables, first lightly boiled, then reheated in the "jus" (cooking juices).
39K5 2 hours 27 min. November 18th 2015
Veal Marengo
Veal Marengo
Marengo made with chunks of veal, simmered long and slow in a tomato sauce with mushrooms and onions. This is a recipe with historical roots, named after one of Napoleon's battles, near Marengo in Italy in June 1800.
15K 2 hours 54 min. July 19th 2020
Wiener Schnitzel
Wiener Schnitzel
A Wiener schnitzel is a thin veal cutlet (escalope) coated in breadcrumbs.
112K4.1 1 hour 20 min. September 7th 2018
"Oeufs rabattus" with leeks
"Oeufs rabattus" with leeks
This quick French way of cooking eggs is similar to an omelette, but with the egg simply drawn in towards the centre during the brief cooking. The eggs here are cooked with sautéed leeks and served with delicious morteau sausage "crisps".
20K4.3 44 min. March 29th 2017
Aligot
Aligot
Aligot is a traditional family dish from the Auvergne mountains in France. It is basically a potato purée enriched with cheese and stirred for a long time.
91K4.2 1 hour 17 min. April 5th 2012
Avengers' potatoes
Avengers' potatoes
Lurking behind this strange name (see reason below) is a kind of potato-cheese gratin, which is wrapped in thin slices of bacon. It's cooked first on the hob, then in the oven.
274K5 1 hour 54 min. February 21th 2011
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
The classic hot box method is a delicious way to serve Mont d'Or cheese. For a more original twist, this recipe adds mixed vegetables. The cheese is baked in the oven as usual, but filled with the diced vegetables and mushrooms.
25K3.8 58 min. February 26th 2017
Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce
Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce
You will no doubt have baked potatoes the classic way, but here's a version inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi, served with a delicious tuna and caper sauce, and a poached egg.
10K 1 hour 16 min. September 27th 2020
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Here's how to prepare good baked potatoes, and two ideas for toppings. Herb butter can be easily be made in advance and store in the fridge folded in plastic film, it can also be served with red meat because it look like very much to the "Beurre maitre d'hotel" (butler's butter, usually with parsley...
172K 13.8 1 hour 42 min. October 24th 2010
Baker's chicken and potato tart
Baker's chicken and potato tart
A baker's tart is made with bread dough. It is sometimes called a baker's pizza, but this version has no tomatoes. It is topped with potatoes and slices of herb-poached chicken on a bed of cream and cheese with more herbs.
24K 1 hour 23 min. June 16th 2019
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
Baker's tuna and mushroom tart
A baker's tart, sometimes called a baker's pizza, is a tart with a base made of bread dough. This version, without tomatoes, combines tuna with mushrooms.
19K 1 hour 2 min. July 24th 2019
Beans with tomatoes
Beans with tomatoes
Fresh white haricot beans and leftover chicken cooked with stewed tomatoes, a sprig of parsley and it's ready.
176K4.1 1 hour 55 min. February 21th 2011
Boulangère potatoes
Boulangère potatoes
This great classic of French home cooking consists of sliced potatoes with slivers of bacon between, on a bed of onion fondue, moistened with poultry (or beef) stock and baked in the oven. It takes a fairly long time, but is so good, and reheats very well.
13K 2 1 hour 36 min. April 5th 2020
Bourguignon potatoes
Bourguignon potatoes
Potatoes cooked "bourguignon" (or Burgundy) style is a delicious twist on a classic potato gratin. The potatoes are cooked in milk, with added flavour from lardons and fried onions. A tasty topping of cream with Époisses cheese is poured over just before the dish goes in the oven.
4,165 1 hour 55 min. August 12th 2021
Breton galettes (pancakes)
Breton galettes (pancakes)
Of uniquely Breton origin, this is a buckwheat pancake on which you cook an egg with ham and cheese before folding it over. Easy and quick to make, it's an ideal answer to the question "what are we going to eat this evening?".
192K 23.9 16 min. February 21th 2011
Breton leek and mushroom tart
Breton leek and mushroom tart
This is a "tart" with a difference: the case is not made with pastry, but with a double layer of lightly buttered Breton galettes (buckwheat pancakes). The filling is made with shallots, sautéed mushrooms, leeks and cream. You might have noticed that this recipe includes the key elements of...
23K4.3 1 hour 13 min. December 30th 2019
Breton Pie
Breton Pie
This unusual pie from Brittany is made with piled-up layers of buckwheat pancakes (galettes), sandwiched with a filling of onion and bacon mixed with a little cream. The whole thing, assembled in a baking tin, is then browned in the oven.
40K4.1 1 hour 9 min. October 25th 2015
Breton Sandwich
Breton Sandwich
This is a sandwich with a difference: its Breton character comes not only from the crab in mayonnaise, but also from pieces of "galette" (buckwheat pancake), fried in butter.
33K3.8 22 min. November 11th 2015
Broccoli savoury custard
Broccoli savoury custard
This light and delicious savoury custard with broccoli is perfect to serve with meat or fish in a sauce.
63K4 44 min. October 18th 2015
Cassoulet
Cassoulet
Cassoulet is typical, even emblematic, of southern French cuisine. It is a "slow food" casserole in which meat and vegetables, particualrly dried beans, are cooked together for a long time. Here is a simplified version of this famous dish.
149K4.1 16 hours 9 min. September 17th 2021
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins
This melt-in-the-mouth cauliflower dish is a kind of purée, bound with a little potato and cooked in milk to add creamy smoothness. This makes a great accompaniment for meat, or as the main feature, served in ramekins with slivers of fried dry-cured ham.
21K 58 min. March 3rd 2019
Cauliflower and chickpea purée
Cauliflower and chickpea purée
Cauliflower and chickpeas go really well together. Here they are combined in a creamy purée which makes a delicious accompaniment for red meat, for example.
7,602 42 min. January 27th 2021
Cauliflower curry
Cauliflower curry
Plenty of flavour in this cauliflower curry: from the hot spices, of course, but also from dry-roasted cashew nuts.
95K4.8 54 min. January 19th 2014
Chard and potato gratin
Chard and potato gratin
All of the chard leaves (greens and stalk) will be used in this recipe. They are first boiled, then layered with sliced potatoes and topped with a bechamel sauce.
17K 1 hour 6 min. June 10th 2020
Cheese Soufflé
Cheese Soufflé
A soufflé - one of those dishes with a reputation for being tricky to get right. In fact, it's not as difficult as all that. The important thing is to break the process down into stages: start by making the bechamel sauce, add some cheese (this turns it into a Mornay sauce), then add the egg yolks...
91K 14.4 1 hour 34 min. September 11th 2013
Cheese tart
Cheese tart
This is a very simple recipe for a "Pontarlier" style cheese tart that allows you to prepare a number at the same time. They freeze very well, so you can easily stock up for later.
69K4.2 5 hours 10 min. February 3rd 2013
Chicken and mushroom brik rolls
Chicken and mushroom brik rolls
Roll of brik (or filo) pastry filled with chopped mushrooms, diced chicken and sautéd onions.
87K5 1 hour 6 min. April 24th 2014
Chicken Brussels pie
Chicken Brussels pie
This is a novel twist on the well known cottage or shepherd's pie idea (minced meat topped with mashed potato). Why not try this "Brussels" pie with a mixture of mashed potato and Brussels sprouts on top of chopped chicken?
14K 1 hour 24 min. February 23th 2020
Chicken pie
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
85K4.3 2 hours 29 min. September 8th 2018
Chicken with rice and leeks
Chicken with rice and leeks
For this "chicken with rice", the rice is cooked using the pilau method (started on the hob, finished in the oven), but with chicken cooking juices as the liquid to add plenty of delicious flavour. Pieces of cooked chicken are then added. This version also has chopped and lightly fried leeks.
27K4.1 56 min. January 29th 2017
Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce
Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce
This recipe combines morsels of cooked chicken, spinach and potatoes with cream for a simple and tasty dish.
23K 36 min. July 3rd 2019
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
A classic combination of chicken and spinach is pepped up with chilli spices and balanced with a velvety bechamel sauce, topped with cheese and browned in the oven.
6,065 1 hour 35 min. May 23th 2021
Chilli potato wedges
Chilli potato wedges
To make these spicy wedges, the potatoes are boiled whole first, then cut, coated in your choice of spices and cooked in the oven until browned and beautifully crisp.
6,478 1 hour 51 min. May 16th 2021
Comtoise stuffed tomatoes
Comtoise stuffed tomatoes
These stuffed tomatoes are a bit special: the stuffing is made with Morteau sausage, onions, rice and cancoilotte cheese.
28K4.1 1 hour 36 min. October 5th 2016
Comtoise tart for Seàn
Comtoise tart for Seàn
This tart has all the flavour of the Franche-Comté: the puff-pastry base is covered with diced Morteau sausage and fried potatoes. This is topped with cancoillotte cheese - totally delicious!
57K4.2 1 hour 49 min. March 10th 2021
Country vegetable soup
Country vegetable soup
In this "country" (paysanne) style soup, the vegetables are left in small pieces, rather than blended.
56K 14.3 1 hour 11 min. April 2nd 2014
Courgettes (zuchinis)
Courgettes (zuchinis)
A classic gratin, but with the courgettes cooked separately to prevent too much juice being released during the oven cooking, and so make a dish that is barely moist.
467K 13.7 1 hour 20 min. October 13th 2010
Couscous
Couscous
In couscous, the meat and vegetable mixture is rather long to cook, but not difficult. And the couscous itself (a kind of coarse semolina) is simple and quick to prepare.
443K4.3 2 hours 36 min. November 16th 2017
Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel
Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel
This recipe partners green asparagus with sorrel, which adds a slight bitterness and hint of acidity, and cooked rice, all blended to a rich finish with cream.
5,568 44 min. May 26th 2021
Creamy risotto with vegetables
Creamy risotto with vegetables
Risotto is one of the many delights of italian cooking... Here is a version with vegetables cooked separately, and their stock used to cook rice. Delicious, as you will see...
312K5 2 hours 53 min. June 12th 2011
Creamy spinach and potato gratin
Creamy spinach and potato gratin
This is a gratin with a difference: before going in the oven, the layers of spinach and potato are topped with cream in which Mont d'Or cheese has been melted (or another cheese, if you prefer).
34K 1 hour 5 min. December 17th 2017
Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls
Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls
These crispy rolls have a mashed potato filling with mushrooms and herbs.
38K5 46 min. July 26th 2015
Crispy potato galette with leeks
Crispy potato galette with leeks
For this recipe, we make a "galette" of fried potatoes, then add layer of steamed leeks and melt cheese over the top. The galette is folded over, rather like an omelette, before being cut into portions.
30K4.1 39 min. May 5th 2016
Crispy rolls with chicken and leek
Crispy rolls with chicken and leek
Finely sliced leeks are cooked with a shallot, to which is added leftover chicken with a little cream and parmesan. This mixture is rolled up in filo pastry, and cooked in the oven.
207K5 49 min. February 21th 2011
Crispy spinach rolls
Crispy spinach rolls
These are rolls of brik pastry (or filo), filled with a mixture of spinach, hard-boiled eggs, bacon and onions. They are served here accompanied by rice with cashew nuts.
96K5 1 hour 40 min. March 18th 2013
Croque-monsieur complet
Croque-monsieur complet
This is a "full Monty" version of the traditional French toasted sandwich: the bread is dipped in beaten egg with cream before cooking, rather like pain perdu, to make the fried bread rich and moist. The French term "complet" here means "with everything": egg, ham and cheese.
46K 14.1 25 min. June 14th 2015
Curried prawn risotto
Curried prawn risotto
In this recipe, the prawns are fried separately first with curry powder, then added to the risotto.
60K3.9 59 min. December 30th 2019
Deep leek and potato quiche
Deep leek and potato quiche
The French make a "tourte" that is smaller and deeper than a normal quiche. This recipe makes the most of this difference: it has plenty of texture and flavour, with bacon, potatoes, leeks, two different cheeses, and an egg and cream filling poured over.
29K 1 hour 36 min. December 30th 2019
Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage
Duet of creamed cauliflower and cabbage
For this creamy "duet", the cauliflower and cabbage are boiled first, then mixed just before serving with a reduced cream sauce.
4,223 52 min. July 4th 2021
Eggs Comtoise
Eggs Comtoise
In this recipe from eastern France, an egg yolk sits inside a potato nest with a topping of hot cancoillote cheese. The nest is served with fried sliced potatoes.
30K3.8 40 min. January 17th 2016
Eggs in brioche nests
Eggs in brioche nests
This is an original way to serve an egg: with cheese in a savoury brioche nest. This looks elegant for when you have guests and it is delicious as well.
36K4.1 3 hours 37 min. December 6th 2015
Eggs meurette
Eggs meurette
Eggs meurette or "œufs à la bourguignonne" is a great classic of French cooking, and of Burgundy in particular. It consists of poached eggs on a bed of fondue onions and bacon, served on a slice of fried bread. This is topped with a tasty reduced red wine sauce.
165K 14.1 1 hour 11 min. March 29th 2020
Endives
Endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it. Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
282K5 1 hour 29 min. February 14th 2012
Endives "bonne femme"
Endives "bonne femme"
A one-pot endive dish with potatoes, onion and bacon. [Translator's note: the French "bonne femme" style is good, straightforward home cooking (whether the cook is a man or a woman!).
85K4.3 1 hour 23 min. May 12th 2013
Express sauerkraut
Express sauerkraut
Sauerkraut (choucroute in French) is a traditional Alsatian recipe. It consists of fermented cabbage slowly cooked with white wine, potatoes and a variety of salted pork meats. This is a simplified and fairly quick version.
318K 13.9 2 hours 24 min. February 21th 2011
Feta and spinach brik pie
Feta and spinach brik pie
In this recipe, a feta and cream filling is sandwiched between layers of spinach and wrapped in brik (or filo) pastry.
52K 24.8 55 min. December 10th 2014
Filet mignon with asparagus
Filet mignon with asparagus
In this recipe, the filet mignon of pork is pan-fried and the pan deglazed with wine, then cream added with chunks of both green and white asparagus.
3,157 1 hour 2 min. July 11th 2021
Filo leeks and cheese tart
Filo leeks and cheese tart
This is a very quick tart recipe, where the crust is made by a stacking filo pastry sheets.
248K4.3 1 hour 17 min. June 6th 2013
Flamiche
Flamiche
Flamiche is a savoury tart from the Picardy region of northeasten France. It is a cousin of quiche lorraine, but the pastry is characteristically made with lard and the filling has neither bacon nor eggs. This version contains a mixture of endives and leeks (white part only).
22K 14.5 1 hour 16 min. April 30th 2017
French toast "cordon bleu"
French toast "cordon bleu"
You are probably familiar with those "cordon bleu" chicken breasts filled with ham and melted cheese that so many kids seem to enjoy. Here's a lighter, bread-based version that is deliciously moist. The bread is dipped in egg, like for French toast, then in a coating of breadcrumbs with herbs before...
27K4.6 38 min. February 12th 2017
French-style peas
French-style peas
A traditional French recipe, "Petis pois à la Française", with a personal twist, but very easy to prepare. It is an ideal accompaniment for meat, poultry or even a grilled fillet of fish.
118K3.8 28 min. July 15th 2012
Fresh spinach with cream
Fresh spinach with cream
Fresh spinach, simply wilted, reheated in a sauce of thickened cream with shallot, and served with quarters of hard-boiled egg.
295K3.8 1 hour 43 min. September 29th 2012
Fried cheese toasties with avocado
Fried cheese toasties with avocado
Cheese toasties just got naughtier: pan-fried with butter, the French way. Serve with sliced avocado and lime juice for a delicious contrast of hot and crunchy with cold and yielding – and a clearer conscience!
6,837 28 min. January 20th 2021
Fried egg in bread
Fried egg in bread
This is a novel way to cook an egg in the middle of a slice of fried bread. For a continental twist to the English breakfast, it comes with a slice of grilled bacon and a little pesto. The tricky part (explained in full in the recipe) is to cook the egg white through but keep the yolk runny.
73K 15 29 min. September 8th 2015
Fried eggs with tomatoes
Fried eggs with tomatoes
In this recipe, thick slices of tomato are cooked first, then the eggs are left to cook gently in the spaces between them. Particularly delicious served simply with a trickle of balsamic vinegar.
61K4.8 31 min. November 27th 2013
Genoese croque-monsieur
Genoese croque-monsieur
Here is an Italian version of the famous French toasted sandwich: a croque-monsieur from Genoa. The two slices of fried bread hold together scrambled egg, pesto and grated Parmesan.
25K 24 min. July 22th 2018
Gnocchi alla romana
Gnocchi alla romana
Gnocchi are a type of pasta made with flour and potatoes or, as here, semolina. For this recipe, the gnocchi are made quite large and cooked "au gratin", topped with grated cheese.
15K 2 hours 59 min. July 29th 2020
Grated potato cakes
Grated potato cakes
These grated potato cakes (similar to hash browns, but without the onion) can be deep or pan fried. They are excellent with meat, but quite delicious on their own. Children love them.
100K4.3 39 min. November 23th 2014
Gratin Comtois
Gratin Comtois
This version of Gratin Comtois begins like the classic gratin dauphinois, but uses Morbier cheese, and diced Morteau sausage for a hint of smoky flavour. There's no denying it, this is a rich and hearty dish!
6,526 1 hour 13 min. April 7th 2021
Gratin Dauphinois
Gratin Dauphinois
This recipe is a bit sensitive for people from Dauphiné (a French area around the city of Grenoble), many of them are sure to have the "true" recipe. Here is the version of the famous French chef Michel Guérard. The most interesting thing about gratin Dauphinois, is that it has a delicate hint of...
359K 25 1 hour 3 min. August 13th 2016
Gratin du Nord
Gratin du Nord
This gratin combines the flavours that are so characteristic of France's northern region: endives (chicory), beer and Maroilles cheese.
34K5 1 hour 33 min. January 21th 2018
Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or
Gratin of Endives with Mont d'Or
This gratin has layers of potatoes and sautéed endives, topped with Mont d'Or cheese and browned in the oven.
31K5 58 min. February 14th 2016
Gratin Parmentier
Gratin Parmentier
Here, a potato gratin meets hachis Parmentier (minced beef topped with mashed potato): 2 layers of potato around a layer of pre-cooked minced meat.
30K3.6 1 hour 22 min. May 1st 2019
Gratin slices with spinach
Gratin slices with spinach
A slice of bread with a gratin of bechamel containing hard-boiled egg and topped with cheese, served with fresh spinach.
74K4.1 1 hour 33 min. March 20th 2013
Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette
Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette
A simple omelette treated more like a gratin: the omelette forms the bottom layer in the dish, topped with chicken and spinach in a cream sauce and browned in the oven.
11K 43 min. August 16th 2020
Green asparagus omelette
Green asparagus omelette
Small spears of green asparagus steamed and sliced, served with grated Parmesan in the middle of an omelette.
116K3.8 33 min. May 6th 2012
Green beans with tomatoes
Green beans with tomatoes
Cut green beans simmered with tomatoes and mixed with onions and lightly fried lardons (or small pieces of bacon).
101K 14.7 1 hour 38 min. July 6th 2011
Hachis parmentier
Hachis parmentier
This is the French answer (meat with mashed potato and cheese) to the English cottage or shepherd's pie: a typical family recipe which is an excellent way of using up leftover meat. The proportions are vague here: you need "whatever you have left over"...
372K 24.4 1 hour 22 min. February 21th 2011
Ham and cheese slices with spring onions
Ham and cheese slices with spring onions
In this recipe, we'll be using just the tops of the onions, lightly fried, combined with fried ham and thinly sliced Morbier cheese..
18K 38 min. May 22th 2019
Harvest Gratin
Harvest Gratin
Purple artichokes, cauliflower and mozzarella combined with bechamel sauce in a gratin to cheer up the end of summer.
34K4.1 1 hour 15 min. September 20th 2015
Home-made potato crisps
Home-made potato crisps
Making your own potato crisps (or chips, if you are American) is quite easy. All you need to do is slice potatoes and fry them. That is all well and good in principle, but there are a few tips it is important to know. I'll explain them for you in this recipe.
77K3.9 26 min. March 19th 2014
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Hotpot my grandmother's way
If you like slow-cooked dishes prepared with loving care (mitonné), you will certainly love this hotpot recipe, with the taste of Franche-Comté, inspired by my grandmother. It's an old-fashioned dish full of flavours and aromas, cooked vegetables, stock, smoked sausages, all cooked long and slow.
280K5 4 hours 7 min. February 21th 2011
Individual creamy endive gratins
Individual creamy endive gratins
In this recipe, the endives are first blanched, then baked with cream and mushrooms in individual cassolettes (small gratin dishes or large ramekins).
90K4.6 1 hour 5 min. March 4th 2012
Kérinou slices
Kérinou slices
These toasted slices are topped with sautéed vegetables (courgette and mushrooms), covered with a slice of smoked ham and then slivers of cheese. Once the cheese is melted and browned in the oven, the slices should be served piping hot.
17K4.7 58 min. July 2nd 2017
Layered Leek and Egg Gratin
Layered Leek and Egg Gratin
This gratin combines parboiled leeks with chopped hard-boiled eggs in thin layers.
35K4.1 49 min. January 10th 2016
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise
This is a quiche-style tart with a Piedmont-inspired twist: the filling is made with eggs, mascarpone (lighter than the usual cream) and Parmesan. The tart still has a moist texture to balance the puff-pastry crust, with the flavour of leeks and purple artichokes.
28K5 1 hour 25 min. December 7th 2016
Leek and fresh tuna tart
Leek and fresh tuna tart
The puff pastry case is filled with a layer of leek, lightly fried chunks of fresh tuna and a quiche-style egg and cream mixture.
52K5 1 hour 15 min. February 9th 2014
Leek and Mimolette tart
Leek and Mimolette tart
This baked tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a layer of chopped, braised leeks topped with a bechamel sauce with eggs and Mimolette cheese.
39K4.1 1 hour 16 min. June 9th 2020
Leek and tuna loaf
Leek and tuna loaf
This loaf is a savoury cake (quite popular in France) made with tinned tuna and leeks that have been lightly cooked with shallot.
154K4.4 1 hour 18 min. October 3rd 2010
Maroilles cheese quiche
Maroilles cheese quiche
Traditional recipe from northern France, using a typical and tasty regional cheese. But this can be replaced by another (see below).
217K 34.7 2 hours 27 min. February 21th 2011
Mediterranean toast
Mediterranean toast
On a slice of toasted bread: barely-cooked Spanish ham, sticks of fried chorizo, slices of peeled tomato and sliced feta.
109K4.5 1 hour 5 min. October 9th 2011
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets"
Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets"
You may already have come across the Mont d'Or hot box recipe, where the cheese is baked in the oven then poured over potatoes. Here's a version with a twist: crispy ham-wrapped potato wedges to dip in the box of melted cheese.
15K 1 hour 45 min. January 26th 2020
Montbenoit's canapés
Montbenoit's canapés
A recipe from Franche-comté (lovely region of eastern France): large slices of bread coated with melted shallot, grilled bacon dice, a big slice of Morbier (cheese from the same region) and a brief spell in the oven. It really is a winter dish.
242K4.6 1 hour 45 min. October 13th 2010
Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or
Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or
This is a rather special risotto recipe with Morel mushrooms, cooked with Jura Vin Jaune wine, and with Mont d'Or cheese added just before serving to make it extra creamy. With the trio of morels, Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, this is an ideal way to bring together the delicious flavours of the...
29K3.8 1 hour 53 min. September 4th 2018
Moussaka
Moussaka
Here is my personal version of this famous recipe from the eastern Mediterranean. It's a kind of gratin, made with layers of aubergines, cooked meat with tomatos and bechamel sauce with cheese.
342K 14 2 hours 53 min. August 1st 2011
Mushroom buckwheat pancakes
Mushroom buckwheat pancakes
The filling is prepared by frying ham and mushrooms with chopped shallot and a drizzle of lemon juice. The pancakes used here are Breton-style buckwheat "galettes" (often sold ready made in France), folded over the filling in the pan before serving.
40K4.6 45 min. March 4th 2015
Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin
Mushroom Pancakes au Gratin
This recipe uses pan-fried mushrooms and shallots in cream as the filling for Breton "galettes": traditional buckwheat pancakes. The stuffed pancakes are then baked gratin-style with cheese and cream.
57K4.6 55 min. April 20th 2016
Mushrooms à la grecque
Mushrooms à la grecque
Mushrooms "à la grecque" (Greek-style) is a simple way to enhance sautéed mushrooms with the flavours of olive oil, herbs and lemon. A common variation is to add tomatoes – just one of many possibilities.
7,056 25 min. January 24th 2021
Nanou's tuna tart
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
100K4.2 1 hour 36 min. September 11th 2011
New York style pasta
New York style pasta
Pasta served like in NYC: tagliatelle or spaghetti with lightly fried ham, peas and a nutmeg-flavoured cream sauce.
74K4.3 46 min. July 1st 2013
Norwegian tartines
Norwegian tartines
Scandinavian-style bread with smoked trout, and a fresh topping with herbs and shallots.
12K 28 min. February 19th 2020
Oven omelette
Oven omelette
For this omelette with a difference, we'll fry sliced potatoes, bacon (lardons) and onions, then pour the beaten eggs over and finish cooking everything together in the oven. The French sometimes call this an "Omelette of Moyenmoutier" after a village in the Vosges.
30K4.6 52 min. May 21th 2017
Oven-roasted Sprouts
Oven-roasted Sprouts
Here is an original way to pep up Brussels sprouts: roasted in the oven. Cooked this way, they will be lightly crisped on the outside and melting in the middle.
115K4 53 min. February 10th 2016
Oxtail Parmentier
Oxtail Parmentier
Rather like the classic hachis Parmentier, but using oxtail stewed very slowly in red wine and herbs.
282K4.7 5 hours 46 min. October 13th 2010
Pasta with green asparagus
Pasta with green asparagus
In this recipe, the pasta is cooked separately, then mixed with chunks of green asparagus, ribbons of smoked ham and a cream sauce with nutmeg.
73K3.9 1 hour 8 min. July 21th 2013
Pasta with mushrooms
Pasta with mushrooms
Your choice of pasta (spaghetti, penne or whatever) in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and shallots.
93K4.3 37 min. June 15th 2016
Pasta with mustard-cream sauce
Pasta with mustard-cream sauce
Simple and quick to make, this is a delicious pasta recipe using lardons with a mustard-flavoured cream sauce.
17K 17 min. June 14th 2020
Penne with Mushrooms
Penne with Mushrooms
Sautéed mushrooms in a cream sauce with penne - a simple, delicious recipe.
33K5 37 min. February 28th 2016
Penne with purple artichokes
Penne with purple artichokes
In this recipe, the purple artichokes are braised in white wine, then mixed with the penne and parmesan.
45K5 52 min. February 11th 2016
Pissaladière with puff pastry
Pissaladière with puff pastry
This savoury tart is a traditional speciality around Nice, on France's Cote d'Azur. Originally, pissaladière had much in common with its Italian cousin, the pizza, but made with onions, anchovies and olives, and without tomatoes. This is a slightly different version, more friable (with a...
28K3.8 1 hour 38 min. May 7th 2017
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg
A "cake" of fried polenta, blanched spinach and a soft-poached egg on top, with a cream, shallot and white-wine sauce poured over just before serving.
47K5 1 hour 11 min. June 3rd 2018
Pollack Parmentier
Pollack Parmentier
"Parmentier", in French cuisine, means topped or mixed with mashed potato. This fishy version is made with pollack (or another fish, if you prefer), poached, flaked, and mixed with cooked onions, mashed potatoes and a little thyme. This is then topped with grated cheese and browned in the oven,...
20K4.8 56 min. October 1st 2017
Potato and broccoli gratin
Potato and broccoli gratin
A very simple recipe: a layer of potatoes, a layer of broccoli, bechamel sauce and grated cheese.
187K3.8 2 hours 1 min. September 21th 2011
Potato and two ham gratin
Potato and two ham gratin
Little morsels of boiled and raw cured ham sautéd briefly then mixed with mashed potatoes and finished as a gratin in the oven.
101K 14.6 47 min. October 20th 2011
Potato galette
Potato galette
This potato "cake" is like a big savoury pancake of duchess potatoes (mashed potato with egg yolks), mixed with strips of fried ham, chives and spring onions. The galette is cooked in the oven in a tin and cut into portions for serving. This is delicious on its own or with a good green salad on the...
28K 1 hour 13 min. July 10th 2019
Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon
Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon
For potato waffles, the flour in the mixture for the sweet version is replaced with instant dried potato. This is a way of making delicious savoury waffles. Adding ribbons of smoked salmon, like here, turns them into a proper meal, though they can be also be served as an accompaniment.
37K4.5 39 min. April 22th 2018
Potatoes with bacon and herbs
Potatoes with bacon and herbs
The potatoes in this recipe are rolled in a slice of lightly cooked bacon with sage and bay leaves slipped in between. They are then baked in the oven.
18K5 1 hour November 14th 2018
Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"
Potimarron (chestnut pumpkin) "au gratin"
We could almost say a "Parmentier" of potimarron: a layer of left over cooked chicken, covered with potimarron purée and cheese, put to brown in the oven.
235K 24 1 hour 35 min. February 21th 2011
Potimarron and Parmesan tart
Potimarron and Parmesan tart
This moist tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a mixture of potimarron purée and Parmesan, bound with egg.
15K 2 hours 14 min. December 12th 2018
Potimarron braised in meat jus
Potimarron braised in meat jus
This is a very quick and simple recipe which makes an excellent accompaniment for roast meat, for example. It is also a good Sunday night dish.
25K 1 hour 5 min. February 25th 2018
Provençal braised carrots
Provençal braised carrots
Chunks of carrot (different coloured varieties here), braised in a vegetable stock with herbes de Provence and served on a bed of couscous.
26K 1 hour 14 min. January 27th 2019
Purple artichokes braised in white wine
Purple artichokes braised in white wine
In this recipe, small purple artichokes are trimmed and braised (i.e. simmered gently in a small quantity of liquid) in white wine.
49K4.3 40 min. June 29th 2014
Quartet of brassicas with cream
Quartet of brassicas with cream
Four kinds of brassicas (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, romanesco and broccoli), blanched separately, then combined to finish with cream and chopped parsley.
117K4.6 2 hours 41 min. January 16th 2013
Quiche Bretonne
Quiche Bretonne
This quiche from Brittany has a puff-pastry base topped with an assortment of fish and shellfish with a classic quiche filling. After baking in a hot oven, the crusty pastry is a great foil for the moist filling with all its seafood flavours.
26K 1 hour 40 min. August 5th 2018
Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine
Quiche Lorraine is a recipe that is both simple and delicious. This savoury tart combines bacon and grated cheese with an egg and cream filling in a short-crust pastry case.
110K4.9 1 hour 5 min. June 9th 2013
Ratatouille
Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a typical Mediterranean dish. The best-known version comes from Nice. It is a ragout of different vegetables (aubergines, peppers, courgettes, onions) in a tomato sauce.
84K5 1 hour 52 min. September 29th 2013
Ratatouille confite
Ratatouille confite
In this ratatouille recipe, the vegetables are cooked longer than usual to get a richer melting dish.
192K 13.8 2 hours 40 min. June 12th 2011
Real home-made chips*
Real home-made chips*
It's not easy to make these - the original "French fries" - well at home, that is, to produce golden and crunchy chips from fresh potatoes. Here is a way of doing it in three cooking stages, which gives very good results: melting in the middle, crunchy on the outside, and a nice golden colour....
370K5 1 hour 47 min. December 30th 2019
Red rice pannequets
Red rice pannequets
This is a kind of small crusty parcel with flax seeds, filled with a mix of red rice, diced courgette and smoked ham.
212K4 2 hours June 12th 2011
Rice à la grecque
Rice à la grecque
Rice cooked "à la grecque" (Greek-style) is enlivened with sautéed leeks and mushrooms, cream and feta, to which the cooked rice is added at the end. This is a hearty dish, usually served in its cooking pot in the centre of the table, so everyone can help themselves.
13K 48 min. October 28th 2020
Rice and peas
Rice and peas
This is a very simple recipe that can made almost entirely with leftovers: chicken, rice and peas.
103K4.2 27 min. September 1st 2013
Rillettes stuffed mushrooms
Rillettes stuffed mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushroom caps are first sautéed, then filled with fried onions and a spoonful of rillettes, then baked in the oven. Here they are served with a quick pickle made from brunoise radishes with tarragon.
17K3.8 58 min. August 6th 2017
Risotto-style celeriac
Risotto-style celeriac
In this recipe, the celeriac is cooked rather like for a risotto: diced small, softened in olive oil with onion, then cooked in chicken stock. The dish is finished with cream and maybe a little cancoillotte (or other creamy cheese). It is delicious on its own or to accompany meat.
39K 48 min. December 30th 2019
Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon
Roast Brussels sprouts with sage and lemon
This makes a change from the usual ways of cooking sprouts: oven-roasted with sage and lemon, topped with grated Parmesan. They can be served as the main feature, or to accompany meat, for example.
5,705 1 hour 4 min. February 3rd 2021
Roast cabbage with lemon
Roast cabbage with lemon
It's not always easy to find new and appealing ways to cook cabbage, but this recipe – which is fairly simple – will give you a really delicious roast cabbage, flavoured with lemon and tarragon.
13K5 53 min. August 26th 2020
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
Roast potatoes "à la provençale"
These roast potatoes with echoes of Provence are cooked in 2 stages: boiled first, then finished in the oven until golden and crisp. They can be served on their own, to accompany meat, or simply with a good green salad.
3,107 1 hour 45 min. September 12th 2021
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower in the oven is a delicious way to enjoy the vegetable: golden-brown on the outside and melt-in-the-mouth inside. In this recipe, the cauliflower is blanched first, then brushed with herb butter before roasting in the oven.
44K5 1 hour 12 min. March 27th 2016
Roasted cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower
This is how Yotam Ottolenghi does roasted cauliflower: whole, served with a green parsley tahini sauce.
18K 2 hours 32 min. April 19th 2020
Röstis
Röstis
Probably a swiss recipe originally, but also known in the French region of Franche-comté. This version is more sophisticated.
223K4.2 40 min. February 21th 2011
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
Rustic chicken and mushroom pie
This homely looking pie gets back to what good, old-fashioned pies are all about: it's round, deep and has both a proper bottom and lid. The one small concession to modernity is the use of puff pastry for a lighter, crisper crust. The filling combines mushrooms, leeks and diced chicken in a cream...
33K 1 hour 35 min. December 30th 2019
Salmon and leek fondue tart
Salmon and leek fondue tart
This delicious, creamy tart is full of flavour: big chunks of salmon marinated before cooking and laid on a bed of leek fondue in a shortcrust pastry case. You'll love it!
17K 48 min. March 6th 2020
Salmon and Spinach Gratin
Salmon and Spinach Gratin
This gratin has a layer of spinach, a layer of salmon with tomato and a layer of potato purée topped with grated cheese.
39K4.3 46 min. January 27th 2016
Salt cod brandade
Salt cod brandade
"Brandade de morue" is a classic of French bistro cuisine, especially in the south. It is a puréed mixture of salt cod and olive oil with (or sometimes without) potatoes. Here is a simplified version.
67K4 1 hour 32 min. March 2nd 2014
Sarladaise potatoes
Sarladaise potatoes
Potatoes fried in a little goose fat, with a mixture of chopped parsley, garlic and shallot added just before serving. Greedy folks (like me) melt a few thin slices of foie gras over the top.
192K4.6 1 hour 25 min. October 13th 2010
Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble
Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble
A small ramekin filled with sausage sandwiched between two layers of cooked mushrooms, topped with a savoury crumble made with cancoillotte (a cheese typical of eastern France). All the French region of Franche-comté is in this recipe: Morteau sausage, cancoillotte cheese, and Jura white wine.
219K 24.6 3 hours April 6th 2017
Sausage rougail
Sausage rougail
Sausage rougail is a typical dish from the cuisine of Réunion, the French island. It consists of fried sausages in a rich, spicy tomato stew.
7,560 1 hour 30 min. April 18th 2021
Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue
Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue
The duchess potatoes are poached in a roll before being sliced and fried. They are served in alternate layers with slices of sausage, also cooked in two stages (boiled then fried), then topped with a fondue of Mont d'Or cheese.
166K3.9 2 hours 13 min. December 12th 2010
Sausages with baked beans, French style
Sausages with baked beans, French style
What could be more basic than sausages and beans? This is a rustic French version using dried white haricot beans (or "mogettes") that are first boiled fast, then left to cook slowly with tomatoes and smoked sausages. The long cooking allows the smoky flavour of the sausages to gradually spread down...
59K4.6 1 hour 4 min. July 26th 2017
Sautéd broccoli with ham
Sautéd broccoli with ham
Broccoli cooked until just tender, quickly sautéd in a little olive oil with shallot and ribbons of ham.
171K 14.3 49 min. February 21th 2011
Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham
Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham
Fresh mushrooms of your choice, cooked just right, thinly sliced spring onions and morsels of cured ham. Straight from the pan to your plate.
210K 15 49 min. February 21th 2011
Sautéed Green Vegetables
Sautéed Green Vegetables
A recipe full of gorgeous greens: broccoli, romanesco, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. The vegetables are cooked separately in stock before being lightly sautéed with shallot. This is a simple dish, though it takes a while to prepare, and is delicious, light and healthy.
42K4.1 37 min. December 2nd 2015
Sautéed green vegetables
Sautéed green vegetables
Just fresh vegetables, each sautéed in turn in olive oil, then combined with chopped spring onions and parsley.
54K4.1 1 hour 5 min. June 15th 2014
Sautéed oyster mushrooms
Sautéed oyster mushrooms
When oyster mushrooms are about, it's worth making the most of them. Why not try this very simple sauté recipe? The mushrooms are fried and finished with just a little parsley and lemon juice.
7,801 22 min. January 6th 2021
Scallop and leek pancakes
Scallop and leek pancakes
These pancakes are filled with pan-fried scallops and creamed leeks.
43K4.3 13 min. March 6th 2020
Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach
Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach
Fresh spinach, butter-fried bread and scrambled eggs: simply delicious.
268K3.8 2 hours March 18th 2013
Seafood sauerkraut
Seafood sauerkraut
The French version of sauerkraut (choucroute) is normally served with meat, especially pork and sausage, but here is a seafood version with fish and shellfish. Do give it a try, as it's simple to make and delicious!
150K4 1 hour 37 min. April 17th 2011
Shallot confit tart
Shallot confit tart
This savoury tart is full of flavour: the thin puff-pastry case is filled with lightly grilled slices of ham and a mixture of cream and Époisses cheese, topped with a layer of oven-cooked shallot confit. This tart can be eated hot, of course, but is also good cold or reheated until just warmed...
27K4.6 2 hours 25 min. October 23th 2016
Shiitake eggs
Shiitake eggs
By French standards, this hardly qualifies as an omelette: beaten eggs, simply slammed in the pan with sautéed shiitake mushrooms in soy sauce.
6,455 34 min. March 7th 2021
Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses
Sliced cauliflower with 3 cheeses
Thin slices of blanched cauliflower, fried strips of cured ham and 3 different types of cheese grated and gently melted to bind everything together.
72K5 50 min. March 6th 2013
Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli
Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli
Blanched broccoli sautéed quickly with thin slices of fried chicken.
120K4.5 1 hour 4 min. December 13th 2012
Small ratatouille with
Small ratatouille with
It's a hotch-potch of vegetables, cooked in two stages, onto which eggs are broken and cooked until the white only is just firm.
238K5 1 hour 3 min. June 12th 2011
Smoky sausage and mash
Smoky sausage and mash
This is sausage and mash with a smoky Gallic twist: the smoked sausage (Morteau sausage here) is cooked in with the potatoes, so that they take on its smoky flavour. The potatoes are turned into a French-style purée – softer and richer than British mash.
4,110 1 hour 35 min. July 21th 2021
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Soufflée omelette with cheese
Halfway between an omelette and a soufflé, this quick recipe give a light and delicious result. The secret is mainly in the two cooking methods: frying pan, then oven.
396K4.7 51 min. June 22th 2013
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti "bolognese" (after the town of Bologna, Italiy) is a well-known dish, but so often amounts to nothing more than pasta topped with minced meat in a plain tomato sauce. Here is a more traditional version, in which the sauce is made with tomatoes, herbs, red wine and - of course - meat.
68K3.8 1 hour 19 min. November 16th 2014
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
298K 24.8 24 min. February 21th 2011
Spaghetti with mushrooms
Spaghetti with mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are cooked in the oven first and are then combined with the cooked spaghetti, shallots and dressed with white wine and soy sauce.
45K4.1 1 hour 3 min. March 12th 2015
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
Spaghetti with smoked salmon
After cooking the spaghetti as usual, strips of smoked salmon are added with cream, lemon, Parmesan and egg yolks.
119K3.8 37 min. March 10th 2013
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
This delicious twist on cauliflower cheese is cooked in 3 stages: the cauliflower is steamed on its own before being fried with the spices. It is then topped with cheese and breadcrumbs, and browned in the oven.
16K 1 hour 1 min. May 24th 2020
Spinach and cashew brik rolls
Spinach and cashew brik rolls
Brik (or filo) pastry with a filling of cream cheese, cooked spinach and cashew nuts.
12K 31 min. February 26th 2020
Spinach and Comté Loaf
Spinach and Comté Loaf
For this savoury cake-style loaf, we use a plain basic mixture and add wilted spinach wth shallots and diced Comté cheese.
60K4.3 1 hour 13 min. April 17th 2016
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
Spinach and ricotta ravioli
The filling for these ravioli is a delicious mixture of ricotta with cooked spinach, egg and lightly toasted pine nuts. The ravioli are first boiled in salted water, then baked gratin-style with cream, Parmesan and sage.
32K4.8 1 hour 12 min. May 29th 2016
Spinach brik parcels
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
91K5 43 min. May 5th 2013
Spinach Omelette
Spinach Omelette
An ultra-simple but delicious omelette recipe. The beaten eggs are poured over spinach that has already been cooked with shallots.
49K4.7 17 min. May 1st 2016
Spinach on toast with bechamel
Spinach on toast with bechamel
A slice of buttered toast, layers of spinach and sliced hard-boiled egg, topped with bechamel sauce and grated cheese, then browned in the oven.
45K4.3 33 min. February 11th 2015
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
For this very simple recipe, steamed leeks (cooked in 2 stages) are served with a sabayon made with mushroom "jus", preferably from morels. The sabayon is the major taste element in this dish, and adds a delicious woodland-mushroom flavour.
19K4.1 37 min. June 11th 2017
Stuffed artichokes au gratin
Stuffed artichokes au gratin
For this recipe we'll attempt to use the whole of the artichoke: the heart, of course, but also the leaf bases in bechamel sauce with mushrooms and shallots, as a tasty filling for the hearts.
45K5 1 hour 33 min. August 30th 2017
Stuffed baguette
Stuffed baguette
This baguette is "stuffed", rather than merely filled: hollowed out and refilled with a tasty mix of sautéed onions, fried bacon bits and eggs, before browning in the oven. A useful way to use up a leftover baguette, even if it is already going dry. It makes a great dish that children love, and...
43K 52 min. September 11th 2019
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms
In this recipe, the mushrooms are stuffed with caramelized onions, topped with cheese and cooked in the oven. As mushrooms tend to give off a lot of liquid, especially when very fresh, the cooking is done in two stages.
37K4.1 57 min. October 4th 2015
Stuffed mushrooms au gratin
Stuffed mushrooms au gratin
For this fairly sophisitcated recipe, the mushrooms caps are marinated and pre-cooked in the oven. They are then filled with a delicious mix of potatoes, sausage and cheese before being baked gratin-style.
18K 1 hour 12 min. September 8th 2019
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of two sorts of fried meat (chicken and bacon), chestnuts and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from...
36K4.3 1 hour 9 min. November 29th 2015
Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
A classic recipe of French family cooking, but with a more sophisticated filling.
306K3.8 1 hour 50 min. February 21th 2011
Summery cheese on toast
Summery cheese on toast
Lightly toasted bread topped with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped spring onions, sliced radishes and fresh herbs.
25K4 21 min. July 20th 2016
Sunday night pasta
Sunday night pasta
Here's a quick and simple solution when faced with the age-old question late on Sunday afternoon: "What are we going to eat tonight?".
30K4.8 28 min. December 30th 2019
Surf and turf club sandwich
Surf and turf club sandwich
This is a rapid club sandwich recipe that combines the taste of the sea (sardines in oil) with the terrestrial flavour of fried bacon. The two are accompanied by a layer of cream cheese with herbs.
17K4.3 24 min. September 10th 2017
Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style
Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style
Classic pasta: tagliatelle mixed with courgette "spaghetti", and like for carbonara, with a sauce of egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and fried ham.
264K4.7 53 min. February 21th 2011
Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks
Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks
Indian flavours pep up this recipe. The leeks are cooked then mixed with chunks of chicken (a good way to use leftovers from a previous meal) and simmered with tandoori spices.
17K 54 min. April 17th 2019
Tartine du pêcheur
Tartine du pêcheur
This is a French twist on that store-cupboard basic, sardines on toast: sardine fillets in oil and sliced spring onion, topped with a poached egg.
25K4.7 15 min. June 1st 2016
Thaï rice with small vegetables
Thaï rice with small vegetables
Vegetables cut in small dice, cooked in stages, and mixed with cooked Thaï rice. Delicious alone or served with meat for example.
248K4.7 1 hour 34 min. February 21th 2011
Thin endive tart
Thin endive tart
This thin tart (made with puff pastry) is a sort of quiche. It is fairly light, with smoked ham and endives fried from raw (not blanched first).
34K4.9 58 min. May 14th 2015
Thin spinach and potato tart
Thin spinach and potato tart
A savoury tart with a thin puff pastry base, crushed potatoes, spinach, bechamel sauce and topped with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
5,330 58 min. June 13th 2021
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette is a great classic of Provençale cuisine. This is my personal version with mushrooms.
94K4.6 1 hour 1 min. November 11th 2012
Tomatoes Provençal
Tomatoes Provençal
This is a great classic dish of Provençal cuisine: tomato halves topped with a kind of stuffing mixture of breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic. In this version, they are served on a bed of white rice.
21K4.3 1 hour 9 min. December 30th 2019
Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin
Triple-Cheese Pumpkin Gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of three sorts of cheese and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft. Served straight from the oven like this, it is good...
40K4.1 53 min. January 24th 2016
Truffade original
Truffade original
Truffade is a traditional dish from the Auvergne region of France. It is simple and delicious: potatoes are cooked slowly in a covered pan, then sliced local cheese is melted in towards the end of cooking.
9,753 1 hour 33 min. August 12th 2021
Turmeric risotto
Turmeric risotto
A colourful and tasty risotto made with turmeric, and pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
32K 56 min. May 19th 2019
Two-cheese quiche
Two-cheese quiche
This extra-tasty quiche is made with diced ham and a combination of two cheeses: Comté and Cheddar.
27K4 1 hour 2 min. June 2nd 2019
Two-cheese vegetable gratin
Two-cheese vegetable gratin
This is a vegetable gratin with a difference: 3 layers of different vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli and aubergine) with two different cheeses for a flavousome topping: Comté and Époisse.
20K 1 hour 23 min. October 16th 2019
Upside-down Parmentier
Upside-down Parmentier
Parmentier is a French version of shepherd's pie. This variation has slow-cooked meat on top of the mashed potato (purée), instead of underneath. A red-wine sauce adds the finishing touch.
90K4.2 6 hours 7 min. November 6th 2011
Vegetable clafoutis
Vegetable clafoutis
Clafoutis, the traditional French batter puddings, are normally sweet, but here is a savoury version: a layer of mixed vegetables (pre-cooked in this case) in a gratin dish with a cheesy mixture poured over, then baked in the oven. Here I have used diced carrots and courgettes, chopped onion, fried...
41K4.7 1 hour 31 min. September 28th 2016
Vegetable pie
Vegetable pie
Three layers of vegetables, baked in puff pastry.
216K3.9 1 hour 21 min. September 10th 2018
Vegetable tian
Vegetable tian
A tian is a slow-cooked Mediterranean dish. It consists mainly of sliced vegetables packed in vertical rows and baked in the oven. This version, inspired by Isabelle's, is boosted with a little grilled ham and cheese.
13K 2 hours 14 min. September 23th 2020
White bean gratin "à l'italienne"
White bean gratin "à l'italienne"
White haricot beans enriched with the Mediterranean flavours of tomatoes and herbs. The beans are boiled first then mixed with chopped tomatoes and finished gratin-style in the oven.
2,887 13 hours 2 min. August 25th 2021
Winegrowers' sausage casserole
Winegrowers' sausage casserole
This sausage casserole is a simple mix of vegetables with smoked sausage, but the cooking liquid in this case is dry white wine (and hence the name). The casserole is cooked long and slow in the oven with a lid. This allows all the flavours of the vegetables, wine and sausage to mingle harmoniously.
23K 2 hours 36 min. March 19th 2018
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
"BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits
These are similar to the BN biscuits so well-known in France. They are a sandwich of chocolate filling between two layers of biscuit. Children adore them!
167K 24.6 5 hours 12 min. March 21th 2011
Arizona cupcakes
Arizona cupcakes
Cupcakes are small sponge cakes. In their original American version, they are usually decorated with brightly coloured icing. Here's a version inspired by the famous saguaro cactus, so common in Arizona.
167K 14.6 1 hour 49 min. October 13th 2010
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
Caramelized apple and walnut cake
A variation on the classic walnut cake, with a luscious centre of caramelized apple slices, flambéed in Calvados.
19K 1 hour 33 min. June 7th 2020
Chestnut cake
Chestnut cake
This delightful cake is doubly chestnutty: it contains chestnut flour, and sweet chestnut purée.
277K5 1 hour 13 min. May 8th 2020
Chocolate eclairs
Chocolate eclairs
This might appear to be a straightforward recipe: choux pastry, chocolate confectioner's custard and fondant icing, but in practice it is quite technically tricky and all three stages need care to produce a perfect result. But don't let that discourage you; there are demonstration videos and I will...
264K 34.5 3 hours 52 min. February 6th 2011
Flognarde
Flognarde
Flognarde is a dessert that originated in France's Limousin region. The recipe is very simple: a vanilla-flavoured egg custard, thickened with flour, and sometimes made with seasonal fruit (apples, cherries, pears...). This is a very old recipe that has come down to us virtually unchanged since...
40K4 47 min. December 30th 2019
Galette Charentaise
Galette Charentaise
This is a traditional cake from France's Charente region. The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.
24K5 2 hours 45 min. August 26th 2018
Gâteau Nantais
Gâteau Nantais
This traditional cake from the French city of Nantes is deliciously moist, flavoured with almonds, vanilla and rum. For the finishing touch, the top is covered with boozy white icing.
29K3.9 1 hour 28 min. January 8th 2017
Gingerbread
Gingerbread
Maybe this recipe will bring back memories.
238K4.2 1 hour 4 min. February 21th 2011
Jam doughnuts
Jam doughnuts
These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
132K4.5 4 hours 23 min. May 27th 2011
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann
Kouign-amann is a traditional cake from Brittany. the name means butter cake in Breton (Kouign = cake, amann = butter). It is a sort of caramelized millefeuille, crunchy on the outside and melting in the middle.
109K4.3 6 hours 38 min. May 24th 2018
Lemon and lime cakes
Lemon and lime cakes
These little cakes get their double citrus flavour by combining the delicate bitterness of lemon and lime zest with the slight sharpness of the juice in a syrup, soaked into the cakes while still hot from the oven.
18K 1 hour 44 min. April 3rd 2019
Liège waffles
Liège waffles
Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.
223K5 1 hour 55 min. July 12th 2011
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
1.5M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
Milk rolls
Milk rolls
This sweet milk bread, made as baps or rolls, with its sugar topping is delicious for breakfast or with afternoon tea.
157K 13.8 5 hours 31 min. September 11th 2018
Oatmeal cake
Oatmeal cake
This cake has the distinctive and delicious flavour of old-fashioned rolled oats, also known as oatmeal. In the basic cake recipe, part of the flour is replaced with oats, which have been toasted, then blended.
50K 24.2 1 hour 8 min. September 20th 2017
Rum babas
Rum babas
Rum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
74K3.9 3 hours 33 min. November 24th 2013
Sesame cookies
Sesame cookies
These soft little cookies have a double whammy of sesame flavour from toasted seeds combined with a little sesame oil.
35K 2 hours 57 min. December 30th 2019
Toasted-flour biscuits
Toasted-flour biscuits
This is a surprising biscuit recipe, in which the flour is not added in its normal state, but gently toasted beforehand in the oven. This light dry-roasting changes the taste considerably, giving these biscuits notes of honey, coffee and even spices. Their distinctive flavour goes very well with...
30K5 2 hours 43 min. September 11th 2018
Ali Baba bread
Ali Baba bread
This bread is so-called because its magical sesame flavour is non-negotiable! The triple dose comes from tahini (sesame paste), sesame oil added to the dough before kneading, and toasted sesame seeds both in the dough and on top of the loaves. The texture is soft, rather like ciabatta, but with a...
20K5 4 hours 23 min. December 10th 2017
Aperitif rolls
Aperitif rolls
These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.
97K4 2 hours 31 min. October 24th 2017
Bacon rolls
Bacon rolls
These tasty little rolls are enriched with bacon bits and toasted sesame seeds. The slightly flaky texture comes from lard, folded in like for puff pastry. Served sliced, these make an ideal savoury snack to share with friends over a drink.
25K4.6 3 hours 38 min. October 24th 2017
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Chocolate rolls (petits pains)
Here is a recipe for "real" chocolate petits pains, i.e. with a milk bread dough (not croissants dough) and with a stick of chocolate inside.
404K4.6 5 hours 27 min. December 8th 2010
Ciabatta
Ciabatta
Ciabatta is a small, very soft Italian bread. The name means "slipper". It normally takes a long time to prepare as a special leaven called "biga" is used, but this simplified version is quicker and just as good.
260K3.8 3 hours 21 min. October 24th 2017
Cornmeal baps for Anne
Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
225K4.3 5 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Dipping bread with cheese
Dipping bread with cheese
In France, "pain trempette" (dipping bread) is a loaf made to be broken easily into bite-sized morsels, perfect for serving with any dip. The dough is fairly soft and I have added shallots and fried bacon bits. The dip shown here is a hot box Mont d'Or, but there are plenty of other possibilities.
29K4.1 2 hours 50 min. October 24th 2017
Flaky brownie brioche
Flaky brownie brioche
This beautiful brioche contains the typical ingredients you'd expect in a brownie: chocolate, butter, brown sugar and pecan nuts. But these are not just thrown into the mixture; the brioche is layered with them to create a delicious culinary bridge between Europe's viennoiseries and the all-American...
27K4.3 16 hours 43 min. September 12th 2018
Fougasse with bacon and Comté
Fougasse with bacon and Comté
This is a richer version of the traditional Mediterranean recipe (originaly, it was a simple olive oil bread).
288K4.1 3 hours 9 min. October 24th 2017
Franche-Comté sticks
Franche-Comté sticks
Thin baguettes made with Morteau sausage and cancoillotte cheese. The cancoillotte is added in the form of crumbled metton curds (normally melted in milk to make the creamy cancoillotte). Sliced thinly, these sticks make an ideal aperitif snack for sharing with friends.
85K4 5 hours 27 min. October 24th 2017
French baguettes
French baguettes
This classic of French baking is rather different from the recipe for leavened bread, it's a question of making a good crust and light crumb along the whole length. To succeed, you should know that there are two secrets: water first of all (much more than for normal bread), and the working of the...
962K 335 5 hours 6 min. October 24th 2017
Hamburger buns
Hamburger buns
This recipe shows you how to make hamburger buns that are almost brioche style without being sweet.
97K4 3 hours 59 min. April 11th 2020
Jura bread
Jura bread
This speciality bread is full of all the character of the Jura: dry white wine (made with Savagnin grapes, of course), diced Comté cheese and toasted walnuts. "Jurassic bread" was is first name... The loaves can be made long, as shown here, or as small rolls. This is ideal as an aperitif snack,...
28K4.4 6 hours 9 min. October 24th 2017
Leavened bread
Leavened bread
It might be harder to achieve good results than with traditional yeast bread, but what a flavour! It also keeps better. This recipe is designed for baking bread in a wood-fired oven but, of course, you can use the conventional oven in your kitchen.
1.1M 23.7 6 hours 26 min. May 23th 2017
Loaf for "les filles'"
Loaf for "les filles'"
This loaf for "the girls" in three colours is made by putting together three doughs, each with a different flavour: tomato for the red, pesto with olives for the green and onion for the white. The three different doughs fuse as they rise together in the tin before cooking, to produce an unusual...
32K4.6 4 hours 6 min. December 30th 2019
Lumberjack turnovers
Lumberjack turnovers
These are small stuffed bread turnovers (similar to calzone), made with fougasse dough and filled with bacon, mushrooms, onions, cheese and tomato sauce. Lovely and golden-brown after baking, they are best eaten hot or while still warm.
90K5 3 hours 45 min. September 12th 2018
Mixed seed grissini
Mixed seed grissini
Little crusty bread sticks of Italian origin, these are delicious for aperitifs, plain or with dips like tuna rillettes, guacamole or houmous.
235K4.2 2 hours 30 min. February 21th 2011
Nantes Tourton
Nantes Tourton
The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
51K4.3 7 hours 34 min. September 12th 2018
Olive and pesto bread
Olive and pesto bread
This bread with olives and pesto has a very Italian flavour: a ciabatta dough, herbes de Provence and green olives. The loaf is baked in a tin, with a thin layer of pesto spread in the middle between two pieces of dough, and green olives (with stones removed) pressed into the top.
31K3.8 3 hours 57 min. October 24th 2017
Peanut rolls
Peanut rolls
Combining soft and crunchy textures, these flavour-packed peanut rolls are delicious just as they are, but they are also ideal for burgers.
55K4.6 4 hours October 24th 2017
Pitta bread
Pitta bread
This Lebanese speciality is made as a flat round pocket, which can be filled with all manner of things.
491K 14.5 2 hours 55 min. February 21th 2011
Pizza dough
Pizza dough
Pizza dough is a lind of bread dough with olive oil, which make it softer. This is the same dough that I use for pizzas and flammenkuches, this is no doubt incorrect, but it's very good nevertheless. At home we used to make pizza dough quite thick, and flammenkuche as thin as possible.
466K4.6 1 hour 59 min. August 27th 2020
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
34K4.7 1 day 17 hours 38 min. October 7th 2018
Poitevin twist
Poitevin twist
This short baguette, from the Poitou region of western France is soft-textured, made with walnuts, walnut oil and goat's cheese. As the name suggests, the bread is twisted, rather than slashed, just before it goes into the oven.
23K 3 hours 19 min. December 19th 2018
Roscoff loaf
Roscoff loaf
This speciality bread from Roscoff (a small town in Brittany, northwest France) is enriched with onions, red wine and smoked sausage. What really sets this bread apart is that instead of water, the dough is made with red wine in which the sliced onions are left to soak overnight. The onions are...
26K 13.7 5 hours 16 min. October 24th 2017
Sandwich bread
Sandwich bread
Soft and moist, almost like brioche, it can be made in a tin or mould or as a classic long French-style loaf.
295K3.9 3 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Saucipain
Saucipain
Saucipain (or sausage bread) is a kind of savoury baguette. The dough contains small dice of dry-cured sausage or salami and is mixed with red wine instead of water. Served sliced in rounds, it makes a typically French aperitif snack.
45K3.8 4 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Seeded loaf
Seeded loaf
This seeded bread is based on a French baguette dough, with a mix of dry-roasted seeds added (poppy, millet, linseed, sesame...). Delicious on its own, this bread makes excellent toast to go with foie gras, adding an amazing complementary crunch.
96K3.8 4 hours 27 min. October 24th 2017
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
These crusty mini-baguetttes are generously dotted with diced Comté cheese, toasted walnuts and fried bacon bits. They are ideal for slicing and serving as an aperitif snack.
36K5 3 hours 51 min. October 24th 2017
Special Parmesan baguettes
Special Parmesan baguettes
This moist bread is generously flavoured with diced Parmesan, fried onions and mushrooms. In the form of mini-baguetttes (French sticks), it is easy to serve sliced and makes an ideal aperitif snack.
36K4 3 hours 43 min. October 24th 2017
Special small breads
Special small breads
When you are have mastered the basic leavened bread, you certainly ought to try special breads: with nuts, cheese, seeds, etc... Here is a series of recipes, based on traditional leavened bread.
342K4 6 hours 26 min. October 13th 2010
Tomato foccacia
Tomato foccacia
Foccacia is an open-textured Italian bread. The French sometimes refer to it as the Italian fougasse. This version is made with preserved tomatoes, green olives and parmesan.
59K4.3 4 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Two-olive ciabatta
Two-olive ciabatta
Enjoy the real flavour and scent of the Mediterranean in this ciabatta made with two olives (green and black).
94K4.3 4 hours 12 min. October 24th 2017
Tomato ladybirds
Tomato ladybirds
Tomatoes filled with a tuna mayonnaise and rice mixture, in a fun ladybird shape that kids will love, served with a puree of fresh garden peas. A good way to encourage them to eat vegetables.
241K 14 1 hour 47 min. February 21th 2011
Basic cake batter - the French way
Basic cake batter - the French way
The French have adopted the word "cake" for one that will stand up to being transported (usually made a loaf tin and sometimes called a "travel cake" in French). There are many versions, but here is a new basic recipe to which you can your choice of flavours (pistachio, lemon, chocolate...) and...
11K 17 min. November 18th 2020
Béarnaise sauce
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
300K4 1 hour 6 min. May 22th 2016
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce
Bechamel sauce is a classic, made from a cooked butter-flour mix called "roux", where milk is added and slowly cooked. We get a thick sauce, used in many recipes.
342K4.3 18 min. February 21th 2011
Beurre blanc sauce
Beurre blanc sauce
Beurre blanc sauce is a great classic of French cuisine, made with vinegar, white wine and shallots. It is a wonderful accompaniment for fish and shellfish.
148K3.8 35 min. February 2nd 2012
Beurre d'escargot
Beurre d'escargot
Beurre d'escargot is the typically French flavoured butter added to snails before they go into the oven. In principal, this a simple mixture of butter, chopped parsley and garlic, but here is a more sophisticated gastronomic version with a flavour that simply oozes French savoir-faire.
27K4 51 min. November 7th 2018
Buckwheat pancakes
Buckwheat pancakes
Buckwheat pancakes (galettes de sarasin in French) are typical of Brittany and are often served as a savoury dish. They are made with buckwheat flour (a cereal-like seed which is gluten free).
123K 24.3 15 min. July 21th 2015
Carrot-top pesto
Carrot-top pesto
You will no doubt be familiar with classic pesto. Here is an alternative, zero-waste version using carrot tops for a surprising pesto, full of fresh flavour.
13K 16 min. September 16th 2020
Coriander and cashew nut pesto
Coriander and cashew nut pesto
You are probably familiar with the classic pesto,made with basil and pine nuts. I'd like to tempt you with a rather different (but quite delicious) version, made with coriander and cashew nuts.
24K 26 min. December 9th 2018
Cream sauce with Vin Jaune
Cream sauce with Vin Jaune
This sauce made with Vin Jaune ("yellow wine") is emblematic of Comtoise cuisine from Eastern France. It combines the smoothness of cream with the slight acidity and typical flavour of the Vin Jaune. The tricky aspect of cooking with Vin Jaune is that its fugitive flavour tends to disappear when...
67K 46 min. October 3rd 2018
Green bean purée
Green bean purée
Green (or French) beans are usually served whole, for instance as an accompanying vegetable or in a salad, but they make a good purée, too. This is tasty on its own, but also goes very well with meats, and children usually prefer it to "normal" beans.
39K 48 min. October 23th 2019
Green parsley sauce
Green parsley sauce
This sauce, with a great parsley taste, is perfect with steamed vegetables or fish. At the bottom you will find the coulis version of this recipe.
395K 44.3 23 min. February 21th 2011
Green parsley tahini sauce
Green parsley tahini sauce
This greeen sauce with tahini and parsley is an excellent accompaniment for lots of vegetables (raw or cooked) and also goes well with poultry.
19K 9 min. April 8th 2020
Hollandaise sauce
Hollandaise sauce
This sauce is quite similar to Béarnaise sauce, but with a light lemon flavour. It can be used hot, warm or cold on several things: vegetables, fish, eggs... Not easy to get right, like all "emulsified warm sauces" (Béarnaise, Hollandaise, etc.), but you will find all the tips you need here.
204K 14.7 22 min. July 25th 2019
Lemon Mayonnaise
Lemon Mayonnaise
This is almost as simple to make as a plain mayonnaise, but with the double lemon flavour of both zest and juice for a delicate, fresh tang.
51K4.5 5 min. February 17th 2016
Light herb sauce
Light herb sauce
This is a very quick and easy recipe for a delicious sauce! It goes particularly well with baked potatoes, fish (such as salmon) and cold white meats.
55K4 8 min. May 20th 2015
Marchand de vin sauce
Marchand de vin sauce
The rich "marchand de vin" sauce, made with red wine and shallot, is a classic accompaniment for meats that is traditionally made in the roasting tin or dish. This is a simplified version that can be made while the meat is cooking, even beforehand, so there is no risk of it going cold.
218K4.1 34 min. May 31th 2012
Meatballs
Meatballs
Used in several recipes like couscous, meatballs can also be a dish on thier own. The secret of this recipe is in the mix of two different kinds of meat with a little Parmesan. Note that it's a dish children always love.
234K 24.7 43 min. February 21th 2011
Pan-fried potatoes
Pan-fried potatoes
What could be simpler than fried potatoes? No need of a recipe for that! Quite right, but it's also very easy to end up making fried mash instead. Here are the main pitfalls to avoid.
253K4.4 1 hour 37 min. February 3rd 2011
Pancake batter
Pancake batter
Here is a pancake batter that is a little more sophisticated than the traditional version. The pancakes will be tastier with a softer texture.
272K3.8 13 min. February 2nd 2020
Pesto
Pesto
Pesto is an Italian sauce made from pine nuts, Parmesan and basil. It's very simple but quite delicious, and goes particularly well with pasta.
207K 25 15 min. July 25th 2020
Pilau rice
Pilau rice
Pilau rice (also called "restaurant rice" in France) is a way of cooking rice that's very different from using a rice-cooker. In this recipe, the rice is first "pearled" with onion in olive oil, then chicken stock is added, and the whole lot is put in the oven. This produces a very tasty moist rice,...
316K 14.4 33 min. February 21th 2011
Polenta
Polenta
Polenta is made from maize meal and can be prepared in a number of ways. In this recipe, it is cooked in milk, then moulded and set before being fried.
143K5 1 hour 34 min. September 16th 2015
Potato purée
Potato purée
The French have fond childhood memories of this, and while nothing will ever be as good as "Maman" made, here's a fairly straightforward way to make it.
197K5 1 hour 35 min. October 3rd 2010
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée
Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée
Potimarron can be easily made into purée, you don't need to peel it, which makes for a quick and delicious recipe.
288K4.6 1 hour 12 min. October 13th 2010
Preserved tomatoes
Preserved tomatoes
Softer than dried tomatoes, they can be used as a kind of chutney in pasta dishes for instance, or simply served to accompany an aperitif.
305K4.8 5 hours 6 min. February 21th 2011
Rémoulette dressing
Rémoulette dressing
This is similar to rémoulade dressing, but with lemon juice instead of vinegar and with chopped chives added. The name comes from the French for chives: "ciboulette". In technical terms, it is a cold emulsion, like mayonnaise. Not just a tasty dressing for vegetables and salads, it also goes well...
21K 8 min. March 27th 2019
Roquefort sauce
Roquefort sauce
This is an ideal sauce to make when you have been cooking meat, as it uses the juices left in the pan, but there's a tip for making it without meat juices.
166K4.9 22 min. December 19th 2010
Sauce Normande (for fish)
Sauce Normande (for fish)
Sauce Normande (or Normandy sauce) is a classic of French cuisine. It is rather "old school", but deliciously velvety and comes in two versions, one for meat and one for seafood. Here is the version to accompany fish or shellfish.
119K5 40 min. January 1st 2020
Sausagemeat
Sausagemeat
Sausagemeat is a mixture of fatty pork (belly bacon here) with leaner meat, all minced and seasoned. In this version I have used veal as the additional meat.
137K3.8 15 min. October 3rd 2019
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
French-style scrambled eggs are rather special. It's not very difficult, just a bit long because it's cooked slowly in a bain-marie. Eventually you will get a delicious, refined and delicate preparation which can be eaten "as it is" or added to another recipe.
238K5 30 min. February 21th 2011
Tomato pesto
Tomato pesto
This is a variation on the classic pesto sauce (basil and pine nuts), using cherry tomatoes, basil and almonds.
135K4.5 13 min. June 29th 2011
Vegetable stock
Vegetable stock
Vegetable stock is a very easy and versatile basic recipe. It can be used in many different ways: for cooking rice, making soups, sauces, etc. It's a good idea to keep a supply of vegetable stock in your fridge or freezer.
189K4.3 1 hour October 5th 2011
How to cook potato grenaille
How to cook potato grenaille
The French call very small potatoes "grenaille". This is a typical way of cooking them: the tiny potatoes are pan-fried in their skins and make an excellent accompanient for meat. Grenaille can be made with any kind of potato; it is a question of size, rather than variety, though I think that...
339K4.8 43 min. September 16th 2015
How to cook red meat properly
How to cook red meat properly
Cooking red meat well is not as simple as it might seem. Even if you start with high quality meat, with poor cooking it can become dry and tough. Here's a way that will guarantee you a perfect result.
402K2.7 1 hour 24 min. October 13th 2010
How to cook rice in rice-cooker
How to cook rice in rice-cooker
Cooking rice in a specially adapted "rice-cooker" is practical and quick: you don't have to watch it during cooking, it's fast (15 minutes) and the rice-cooker switches automatically to "keep warm".
724K 24.9 20 min. February 21th 2011
How to fry eggs well
How to fry eggs well
You've probably heard the expression: "S/he can't even cook an egg," suggesting that the person referred is a hopeless cook. In reality, frying eggs well isn't as easy as it might appear. The two most frequent errors: the white develops a brown crust around the outside which is unpleasant in the...
445K 14.6 20 min. March 11th 2018
How to prepare spinach
How to prepare spinach
For most people (and me most of all), spinach brings back bad memories of canteens... But, well prepared, it's a fine and delicate vegetable which goes remarkably well with scrambled eggs, fish, and many another things. Here are two ways of preparing it.
3.0M3.5 1 hour 9 min. June 5th 2015
How to slow cook meat
How to slow cook meat
By cooking meat slowly with no added fat, it will become very tender - almost melt-in-the-mouth - and can be cut with a fork.
130K5 4 hours 45 min. November 6th 2011
Bolognaise lasagne
Bolognaise lasagne
Lasagne is an Italian pasta that comes in rectangular sheets. These are used to separate layers of filling, like a large savoury oven-baked millefeuille. A bolognaise lasagne combines bechamel sauce, minced meat and tomato sauce.
197K4.4 2 hours 3 min. February 27th 2011
Caesar salad
Caesar salad
Ceasar salad is a classic of North American cuisine. It consists of lettuce served with croutons and the famous Caesar dressing. Here's my own version.
79K4.5 37 min. November 25th 2012
Chicken nems
Chicken nems
Nems are probably the best known Far Eastern dish in France. These small crispy rolls can be made in different flavours: chicken, crab, pork, etc. Making your own is not very complicated, the only difficulty is in the rolling stage. You will find in this recipe full details on how to successfully...
459K3.8 2 hours 21 min. April 6th 2017
Chorba
Chorba
Chorba is a spicy meat and vegetable soup, typical of the Maghreb. This is my own personal version.
115K5 2 hours 8 min. May 4th 2012
Colcannon
Colcannon
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish, made by mixing creamy mashed potatoes (or purée) with cabbage, chives and spring onions. There are many different versions and ways to adapt this classic recipe. My version here serves it with baked sausages.
25K4 1 hour 8 min. April 23th 2017
Dublin fruit scones
Dublin fruit scones
Scones originated in Britain and Ireland. The Irish version is often made plain and traditionally served with tea. Scones are more of a bread than a cake, eaten split in half and spread with butter or jam, for example. There are also sweeter versions and scones with dried fruit, like the ones I have...
90K4.2 48 min. September 12th 2018
Home-made doner kebab
Home-made doner kebab
The kebab is a way of cooking meat that originated in the Middle East (the word means grill or grilled meat in different languages). The doner kebab is made up of slices of meat skewered and grilled vertically. The Turkish version is traditionally served with a yogurt and herb sauce in bread and/or...
288K 15 2 hours 32 min. May 20th 2015
Hot tomato sauce
Hot tomato sauce
This is a quick tomato sauce, just the thing for dipping crisps (chips, if you are American), or nachos. It is very similar to the sauce served with aperitif snacks in Tex-Mex restaurants.
90K4.1 42 min. September 20th 2012
Mexican ceviche
Mexican ceviche
Ceviche is typical of South American cuisine, made with avocados, tomatoes and fish fillet cured in lime juice. This is a personal version of Mexican-style ceviche.
316K 15 3 hours 9 min. October 13th 2010
Minestrone
Minestrone
Minestrone is a traditional Italian soup. It is made with a mix of vegetables and a poultry stock. It is quite simple to make, but preparing all the vegetables takes time. There are doubtless as many minestrone recipes as there are Italian cooks, but here is my version.
144K4.3 3 hours 30 min. May 29th 2011
Pan con tomate
Pan con tomate
"Pan con tomate" (tomato toast) is a staple of Spanish cuisine, where it is often served as an aperitif snack. It is really simple to make and delicious: the bread is rubbed with half a tomato to soak it with the juice. After that, all it needs is seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil. This is a...
21K4.8 7 min. June 13th 2018
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole)
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole)
This hash-brown recipe is an American version of the classic grated potato cake (like roesti), baked in a pan. In the USA hash browns are often served for breakfast.
92K3.8 1 hour 46 min. May 24th 2012
Papadums
Papadums
Papadums (pronounced "poppadoms") or papad are very thin, crisp Indian crackers. They are often served as an aperitif snack in Indian restaurants. The tricky part of making them at home is rolling them out thinly enough.
62K4.6 22 min. June 26th 2014
Pea risotto "mantecare"
Pea risotto "mantecare"
This pea risotto recipe is finished with a typical Italian 'mantecare': mascarpone and Parmesan are incorporated at the end of cooking to make the dish incomparably smooth.
82K4.9 1 hour 26 min. September 23th 2012
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette)
Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette)
Tortilla is a recipe from Spain, which can be eat hot or cold. It's a kind of omelette, with several ingredients, in this recipe potatoes, onion and smoked ham. Ingredients are cooked first, then mixed with egg, to make a tortilla which is cooked on both sides.
264K 34 1 hour 17 min. February 21th 2011
Potatoes with prawns
Potatoes with prawns
This recipe, originally from Belgium, consists of baked potatoes which are hollowed out and filled with fried prawns. A cream and white wine sauce is then poured over the potatoes before returning them to the oven.
94K3.8 1 hour 49 min. January 14th 2016
Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas
Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas
Here's a recipe for tortillas with a simple, pre-cooked vegetable filling, made from Japanese chestnut pumpkin (potimarron), onion and red kidney beans.
4,213 56 min. April 4th 2021
Rice à l'italienne
Rice à l'italienne
A simple recipe full of Italian flavours: cooked rice, morsels of ham, tomatoes, sage and Parmesan.
12K 24 min. December 6th 2020
Sautéed Pork with Peanuts
Sautéed Pork with Peanuts
This sautéed pork has a hint of Thai style, with its accompaniment of chopped vegetables, dry-roasted peanuts and soy sauce.
31K4 55 min. April 3rd 2016
Spinach fritters
Spinach fritters
This Indian inspired recipe gives a delicious contrast betwen the hot crispy fritters and the cool, slightly sharp herb dressing.
194K5 2 hours 6 min. May 20th 2015
Sushi
Sushi
Sushi is probably the best known element of Japanese cooking outside Japan. For the Japanese it's a culinary art learned over time from masters, but we can make simplified and easier sushi which are still pretty and delicious. The most common types of sushi are nigiri: a little oval-shaped mouthfuls...
287K4.5 1 hour 38 min. October 13th 2010
Taos hotpot
Taos hotpot
This hotpot inspired by a stay in Taos (New Mexico) is a mix of different meat and vegetables cooked long and slow, served with polenta. The preparation is rather long, as is the cooking time, but it reheats very well.
20K 3 hours 14 min. January 10th 2018
Tzatziki
Tzatziki
Tzatziki is an ideal summer recipe: a cooling combination of Greek yoghurt, onion, garlic, cucumber and herbs. It is normally served as a side dish or condiment. This is a Greek recipe, but similar dishes exist in other eastern and middle-eastern countries, under different names.
35K4.7 16 min. September 8th 2015

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