List of recipes using Olive oil: 352 recipes

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List of recipes using Olive oil
Alsatian-style salad
Alsatian-style salad
This salad is based on a traditional Alsatian recipe: cabbage julienne, warm potatoes, bacon, parsley and vinaigrette.
247K4.4 1 hour 11 min. January 3rd 2014
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 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
Baby spinach salad
Baby spinach salad
It might not be obvious, but spinach can be eaten raw, as in this salad, where the leaves are shredded and mixed with croutons, lardons (bacon bits) and hard-boiled eggs.
47K 42 min. June 12th 2019
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
Beetroot salad with cashew nuts
Beetroot salad with cashew nuts
This pink — almost hot pink — salad gets its colour from the raw beetroot, teamed here with toasted cashew nuts and fried croutons.
17K5 32 min. July 29th 2018
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 red endive salad
Bistro-style red endive salad
Have you tried red Belgian endives? They are similar in size to the more common white sort, just as crunchy, but slightly less bitter. They are the main feature in this salad inspired by French bistro cuisine: combined with chopped hard-boiled eggs, fried ham and croutons, in a rémoulade dressing.
14K 29 min. March 11th 2020
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
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
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
Chicken club sandwich
Chicken club sandwich
In this club sandwich: chicken marinated in lime, fried bacon, lettuce, red onion and mayonnaise.
96K4.1 1 hour 42 min. November 19th 2012
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
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
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
Cubed salad
Cubed salad
For this fun salad, all the ingredients are cut into small dice, hence the name.
53K4.3 49 min. August 4th 2014
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 cheese salad with croutons
Endive and cheese salad with croutons
This starts out as a classic salad of shredded endives, but is pepped up with sliced spring onions, fried croutons and chunks of cheese.
17K 31 min. May 12th 2019
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
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
Hummus
Hummus
Hummus (or houmous), is one of the famous and delicious Lebanese "mezzes".
289K4.7 16 min. May 30th 2020
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
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
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
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
Pan bagnat
Pan bagnat
Pan Bagnat is a traditional recipe from the Nice area. The name means "soaked bread", as it consists of a round bread roll that has been drenched with a mix of oil and vinegar then filled vegetables and fish. Years ago this was the snack that fisherman took with them on their boats, but this is a...
129K4.1 43 min. October 18th 2020
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
Prawn salad with a crunch
Prawn salad with a crunch
This salad combines contrasting crunchy ingredients (radish, cucumber, gherkins, onions) with the softer textures of cold rice and tomatoes. The oven-roasted prawns are addded hot. The salad is brought together with herbs and a vinaigrette dressing.
78K3.9 1 hour 51 min. September 15th 2013
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
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
Scandinavian cocktail
Scandinavian cocktail
A very refreshing starter, containing prawns and smoked fish.
271K5 54 min. February 21th 2011
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
Souda salad
Souda salad
The port of Souda in Crete is the inspiration for this colourful salad, combining cucumber and tomatoes with feta cheese. This salad is best served cold from the fridge, perfect for a hot summer's day.
17K 58 min. July 7th 2019
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
Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern couscous salad., moistened with olive oil and lemon juice. Its flavour comes from plenty of fresh herbs (mint and parsley at the very least), onion and tomatoes. This refreshing dish is ideal for warm summer or autumn days.
32K 3 hours 24 min. December 30th 2019
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
Thin summer tart "à la grecque"
A fresh, summery tart with a thin base of pre-cooked puff pastry, spread with a cream-feta mixture, and topped with slices of tomato and cucumber.
3,502 51 min. July 18th 2021
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
Tomato tatin
Tomato tatin
A savoury shortcrust pastry with Parmesan is used to cover tomatoes cooked in two stages, first in the pan, then in the oven. As for a classic tart tatin, the whole thing is then turned upside down.
122K4.8 2 hours 35 min. December 5th 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 haricot bean salad
Warm haricot bean salad
Melt-in-the-mouth haricot beans, pan-fried lardons and croutons with chives and a good vinaigrette dressing.
20K 36 min. November 28th 2018
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 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 salmon fillet
Baked salmon fillet
This is a quick recipe for salmon fillet, surrounded by sliced potatoes and baked with lemon juice, olive oil and herbs.
77K4.6 33 min. March 26th 2015
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.
6,236 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
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
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
Curried tuna cubes
Curried tuna cubes
In this recipe chunky cubes of fresh tuna are marinated, then double-dipped to coat them before cooking: first in curry spices, then breadcrumbs. The cubes of fish are pan-fried to a crispy coating on the outside but stay tender in the middle.
38K4.9 2 hours 40 min. June 22th 2016
Fillet of pollack cooked in two stages
Fillet of pollack cooked in two stages
This pollack fillet is cooked in two stages: first pan-fried briefly to seal it and colour the outside, then baked gently in the oven in a parcel (en papillotte) on a bed of melting onions, julienne carrots and peas. This double cooking will give you a fish that's lightly crisped on the outside and...
148K4.7 1 hour 40 min. January 23th 2011
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
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 "à la Bordelaise"
Fish "à la Bordelaise"
Fish "à la Bordelaise" is a fillet topped with a crust of breadcrumbs, herbs and onions cooked in white wine, then oven-baked until golden brown. It is a classic frozen family meal that many French children have grown up with, but here is a home-made version that is far better.
35K5 1 hour 7 min. February 20th 2019
Fish fillet in express cooking envelope
Fish fillet in express cooking envelope
Vegetables cut in small dice and precooked, fish fillet, lemon juice, olive oil, and 2 minutes in the microwave.
316K 23.8 1 hour 19 min. June 11th 2011
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 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 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
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
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 with arroz negro
Mussels with arroz negro
The famous Spanish arroz negro (black rice) is prepared by adding squid ink towards the end of cooking. This gives the rice not only its curious dark colour, but delicious marine flavours. In this recipe it forms the bed for mussels, cooked simply and served out of their shells – a perfect...
16K 1 hour 10 min. January 30th 2019
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 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
Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade
Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade
In this recipe, fillets of red sea bream are marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice and olive oil before being pan fried.
67K4.9 25 min. March 16th 2014
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
Scallops au gratin
Scallops au gratin
Scallops rapidly pan-fried, then arranged in shells on a bed of finely chopped leeks, topped with a bechamel sauce and browned in the oven.
30K 1 hour 7 min. January 13th 2019
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
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
Sea bass with Indian spices
Sea bass with Indian spices
In this recipe, the whole secret is in the cooking. The sea bass (or other fish of your choice) is simply fried with an Indian spice mix.
2,168 22 min. September 1st 2021
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
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
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
Tagliatelle with cockles
Tagliatelle with cockles
In this recipe, the cockles and pasta are prepared separately, then mixed with the sauce at the last minute. The cockles are first cooked quickly, then shelled carefully (I find it unpleasant to have to do this on the plate) and the cooking juices are used to prepare a cream sauce. The tagliatelle...
80K 14.7 2 hours 16 min. June 24th 2018
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
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
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
Chinese style chicken
Chinese style chicken
Only "chinese style", not a true chinese recipe.
275K4 1 hour 38 min. February 28th 2012
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
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
Express chilli con carne
Express chilli con carne
This is a really express recipe, a "true" chilli is longer and more difficult to do.
357K3.8 33 min. February 21th 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
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
Involtinis
Involtinis
Involtinis are small rolls of meat, usually veal, and cheese. Here is my version.
340K4.4 2 hours 51 min. February 21th 2011
Lille style chicken
Lille style chicken
Chicken breasts and mushrooms, cooked separately, then mixed with a tasty cream sauce before serving. It's a dish with a "cuisiné" taste, but which unfortunately is becoming increasingly rare in restaurants.
308K3.8 1 hour 5 min. December 21th 2019
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 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
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
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
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.
8,387 1 hour 2 min. March 24th 2021
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
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
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
"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
Algerian brik rolls
Algerian brik rolls
In this recipe, the brik (or filo) rolls are filled with fried minced meat, flavoured with cous-cous spices, garlic and onion.
44K5 37 min. June 3rd 2015
Artichokes with beef
Artichokes with beef
This dish combines artichokes, sautéed with shallot in olive oil, with cooked beef and potatoes (simply heated through).
43K4.1 46 min. October 15th 2014
Bacon and cabbage omelette
Bacon and cabbage omelette
A classic, peasant-style omelette with fried bacon bits and blanched green cabbage.
35K4 50 min. April 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
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
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
Cabbage julienne with ham
Cabbage julienne with ham
A quick recipe: cabbage julienne cooked English style, pan-fried ribbons of ham, a knob of butter and some parsley, and it's ready.
192K 34.1 27 min. December 31th 2013
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 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
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
Celeriac and mushroom gratin
This gratin combines sliced celeriac simmered in milk with fried mushrooms.
50K5 1 hour 8 min. November 9th 2014
Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce
Celeriac in cream and mustard sauce
The celeriac in this dish is cooked in two stages: pan-fried first, then braised in cream with mustard. It can be enjoyed as the main feature with rice or cous-cous, for example, or served to accompany meat.
16K 43 min. December 15th 2019
Cheese and tomato tart
Cheese and tomato tart
A thin puff pastry base, precooked to be extra crisp, filled after cooling with a bed of cream cheese, then a generous layer of tomatoes (as many different colours as possible) to create a colourful and flavoursome tart.
8,195 1 hour 44 min. September 2nd 2020
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 avocado bagels
Chicken and avocado bagels
Bagels filled with herby cream cheese, topped with morsels of fried chicken and slivers of avocado.
5,911 37 min. June 2nd 2021
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 and mushroom pie
Chicken and mushroom pie
This lovely pie has a puff pastry crust filled with a mixture of fried mushrooms, diced chicken and parsley, all bound in a cream sauce.
67K 14.4 1 hour 40 min. September 10th 2018
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
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.
6,479 1 hour 51 min. May 16th 2021
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 artichokes
Creamy artichokes
This hearty vegetable recipe uses the whole globe artichoke (heart and leaves), combining the creamy artichoke texture with the crunch of sautéed potatoes.
8,254 1 hour 18 min. August 6th 2020
Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds
Creamy risotto with diced vegetables and flax seeds
Risotto is one of the great Italian recipes. It's the special way in which rice is cooked and mixed with several other things, which produces this famous dish. One can make different flavour risottos, here is a fairly simple recipe with diced vegetables and flax seeds.
220K 14.2 1 hour 49 min. February 21th 2011
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
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 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 smoked salmon and herb rolls
Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls
This recipe is for rolls of brik or filo pastry with a filling of smoked salmon, eggs, herbs and mustard. These are cut into sections before being cooked in the oven.
46K4.1 48 min. February 26th 2015
Croque-monsieur gourmand
Croque-monsieur gourmand
This "gourmand" (or "greedy") version of the traditional French toasted sandwich has 3 fillings: fried potato slices, creamed leeks and fried ham.
39K5 49 min. March 6th 2020
Croque-monsieur potatoes
Croque-monsieur potatoes
A way to revive potatoes, "croque-monsieur" style: topped with bechamel sauce, ham and cheese, then browned in the oven.
4,719 40 min. August 4th 2021
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
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 tomato shells
Eggs in tomato shells
This is a novel way of cooking eggs: in tomato "shells" or egg-cups! For extra flavour, we'll put a spoonful of caramelized onions in the tomato first.
34K3.9 1 hour 3 min. October 11th 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
Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes
Eggs with tomatoes and courgettes
Melting courgettes with tomatoes and onions into which the eggs are slid carefully, without breaking the yolk, and cooked gently. The secret of success in this recipe is to combine the tomatoes and courgettes when they are really soft, and cook the egg white, leaving the yolk still runny.
53K3.8 52 min. September 27th 2015
Endive gratin with cancoillotte
Endive gratin with cancoillotte
Here is a variation on the classic French recipe for endives with ham. This recipe uses cancoillotte cheese instead of the usual béchamel sauce.
72K3.8 57 min. February 5th 2014
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
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-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 bread with leek and poached egg
Fried bread with leek and poached egg
A slice of fried buttered bread with fried sliced leek, topped with a poached egg. For the best effect, split the egg open just before serving.
27K4.8 31 min. September 18th 2016
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
Gisèle's Pasties
Gisèle's Pasties
These small pasties ("rissoles" in the original French version) are made with shortcrust pastry, filled with a mixture of cooked meat, onion, parsley, garlic and egg.
144K3.8 1 hour 14 min. September 10th 2018
Glazed mushrooms with plain rice
Glazed mushrooms with plain rice
In this very simple recipe, the mushrooms are lightly sautéed, then glazed with soy sauce and lemon juice, and served on a bed of plain white rice.
6,019 29 min. May 19th 2021
Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms
Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms
This is a very simple gratin, mainly using leftovers (chicken and rice), ideal for a Sunday night supper.
23K3.8 52 min. October 15th 2017
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 of purple artichokes
Gratin of purple artichokes
This is a very simple recipe: just potatoes, purple artichokes, a sprinkling of Parmesan and into the oven it goes...
40K4.1 42 min. November 30th 2014
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-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
Ham "friand" pie
Ham "friand" pie
A "friand" (the word means "fond"!) is a sort of French pasty. This pie-style version has two layers of puff pastry filled with a mixture of cheese, ham and bechamel sauce.
64K4.2 1 hour 5 min. September 8th 2018
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
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
Italian style gratin
Italian style gratin
This gratin is built up in layers: sautéed courgettes, minced beef, bechamel sauce, fried tomatoes, more meat and bechamel, then grated cheese for a brown topping.
62K4.8 1 hour 8 min. August 31th 2014
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
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
Madras rice
Madras rice
Slices of sautéed aubergine and the lovely yellow colour from the curry spices bring a hint of India to this rice dish, given a twist with a little fried ham.
27K 28 min. December 16th 2018
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
Mixed vegetable curry
Mixed vegetable curry
A mix of vegetables (pumpkin, leek, chickpeas...) cooked in coconut milk and curry spices. Serve this dish with rice, preferably basmati, for an authentic touch.
21K5 57 min. January 12th 2020
Montlebon toast
Montlebon toast
Not just plain old cheese on toast, these slices are loaded with delicious toppings: bechamel sauce, caramelized onions and sticks of morteau sausage. The slices are finished with grated Comté, then browned in the oven.
18K5 26 min. March 29th 2020
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
Mozzarella pasta bake
Mozzarella pasta bake
A good way to use up leftover pasta, or cook some specially for this gratin with fried ham and two cheeses: diced mozzarella for melting texture and grated Comté for a nicely browned top.
30K 51 min. September 30th 2018
Mushroom and artichoke omelette
Mushroom and artichoke omelette
This French "broken" omelette is not neatly folded like a classic omelette. There is more filling than egg: mushrooms and artichokes here, pan-fried with spring onions. It can be served flat, like a Spanish omelette, but I prefer the more original broken look.
29K4.1 54 min. June 30th 2016
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.
7,057 25 min. January 24th 2021
Mushrooms on toast, French style
Mushrooms on toast, French style
This is a French version of mushrooms on toast! The mushrooms are simmered in cream then served on a slice of fried buttered bread.
184K3.8 2 hours 5 min. April 6th 2017
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
Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie
Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie
Here's a new French twist on the famous American grilled cheese. This version plays on the great combination of spinach and eggs.
3,197 36 min. August 15th 2021
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 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 wallets
Potato wallets
These "wallets" are potatoes boiled in their skins and sliced part-way through after cooking. The slots are filled with slices of cheese and grilled bacon and the potatoes are then baked for a few minutes the oven.
46K4.1 1 hour 4 min. March 8th 2015
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
Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin
Purple artichokes in a cheesy gratin
Purple artichokes cooked in two stages: first boiled, then sautéed, and baked as a gratin in a Mornay sauce (cheesy bechamel) with morsels of fried ham.
6,769 1 hour 29 min. December 13th 2020
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
Quick flaky pizza
Quick flaky pizza
This pizza with a difference has a thin puff-pastry base instead the traditional dough. Apart from this small refinement, the basic elements you would expect are all there: tomato sauce, a variety of toppings and fresh basil leaves.
54K 36 min. September 26th 2018
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
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.
5,706 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.
3,110 1 hour 45 min. September 12th 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Shakshuka
Shakshuka
This spicy, ratatouille-style tomato and onion purée can be eaten on its own or to accompany other dishes. Here, I've baked it in individual ramekins, topped with an egg. This recipe originated in North Africa and has spread all around the Mediterranean.
15K5 1 hour 38 min. January 19th 2020
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
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
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 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 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 brik parcels
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
91K5 43 min. May 5th 2013
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 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 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
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
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
Tex-Mex chicken burger
Tex-Mex chicken burger
For this Tex-Mex inspired burger the usual beef pattie has been abandoned in favour of fried chicken with chilli, put together with sliced avocado and raw baby spinach.
4,013 47 min. June 23th 2021
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
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
Tomato feuilleté with pesto
This is a fairly simple recipe, but the result is an elegant, thin tart, bursting with delicious Italian colour. The base is a a feuilletage, but savoury this time, topped with the concentrated flavours of Italian cuisine: pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan.
20K4.1 59 min. September 8th 2018
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
Tuna pasta
Tuna pasta
This is typical Sunday night fare, or for when you've simply had enough of cooking. An easy but delicious, creamy combination of pasta and tuna.
7,994 15 min. March 14th 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 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
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 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
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)
Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit)
This is a French version (as served in brasseries in northern France) of the traditional Welsh rarebit. It contains boiled ham as well as the usual toasted bread and Cheddar cheese melted in beer.
66K3.7 33 min. February 2nd 2014
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.
2,890 13 hours 2 min. August 25th 2021
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
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
Cretan Bread
Cretan Bread
This Cretan (or Cretan-style) bread has a soft dough, enriched with olive oil, preserved tomatoes, green olives and cooked onions.
50K4.3 4 hours 26 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tomato sauce for pizzas
Tomato sauce for pizzas
This is the sauce to put on pizza bases before the toppings.
471K4.3 1 hour 15 min. October 19th 2010
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
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
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
Feta in olive oil with herbs
Feta in olive oil with herbs
This recipe tells you how to preserve cubes of feta with herbs. It will keep for a long time and improves with keeping. Using this feta in a salad, such as Greek salad, adds an amazing flavour.
62K4.6 14 min. August 2nd 2015
French dressing (vinaigrette)
French dressing (vinaigrette)
Here is a very simple recipe, but it could completely transform, maybe even transcend, your salad.
947K4.5 7 min. July 7th 2011
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
Herb olive oil
Herb olive oil
This flavoured olive oil, easy to prepare, goes very well with Mediterranean cuisine: pizzas, pastas, pan bagnat, etc...
266K3.8 21 min. February 21th 2011
Leek fondue
Leek fondue
Leek fondue (literally "melted") consists of finely sliced leeks cooked until barely tender then simmered gently in cream until thickened. The aim is to keep the fresh green of the just-cooked leeks but with a lovely soft, melting consistency. This can be a side dish or an ingredient in lots of...
26K2 36 min. March 4th 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
Preserved lemons
Preserved lemons
For this recipe, the lemons are sliced first (this makes them easier to use later), then salted to drain off the juice before being bottled in herb-flavoured olive oil. These preserved lemons can be used in all sorts of dishes, especially with fish and poultry.
93K 15 12 hours 36 min. December 2nd 2012
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
Tapenade
Tapenade
Tapenade is a classic of Mediterranean cuisine, basically a purée of black olives and olive oil. This version is little more sophisticated, with a less marked olive flavour.
163K 14.1 13 min. November 21th 2010
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
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
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
Enchiladas
Enchiladas
Enchiladas are tortillas (cornmeal pancakes), filled with a pre-cooked filling, then topped with grated cheese and browned in the oven.
21K 1 hour 41 min. May 8th 2019
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
Paella
Paella
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish made with round rice, associated mainly with the Valencia region. The name comes from the large two-handled pan in which it is traditionally prepared. This is an adapted version with a mix of meat, vegetables and shellfish.
294K4.1 2 hours 58 min. February 21th 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
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
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
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
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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