List of recipes using Shallot: 136 recipes

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[Artichoke hearts forestier ]
Artichoke hearts forestier
This recipe is not very complicated, but does involve some work: an artichoke heart with a layer of mushroom duxelle, a layer of fried bacon, topped with a poached egg and cream sauce. Everything can be prepared in advance (the day before for example), but the final assembly should be done just...
76,4175/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 11 min.
[Chinese Soup]
Chinese Soup
This delicious soup is a flavoursome mix of herbs, mushrooms, soya noodles and small diced vegetables briefly cooked in vegetable stock. It takes a while to make and there are lots of ingredients, but the result is worth it.
26,338 24.5/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Crunchy verrines]
Crunchy verrines
Little verrines filled with a mixture of cottage cheese (fromage blanc), cream and coriander with diced radish, gherkin and shallot.
33,909 24.8/5 for 12 ratings 41 min.
[Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach]
Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach
A buttered ramekin, a layer of mushrooms, a layer of spinach, a little cream and an egg added on top in two stages.
27,1715/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Eggs with mayonnaise]
Eggs with mayonnaise
Simply known as "œufs-mayo" in French bistros, these hard-boiled eggs are garnished with mayonnaise and are best served with sharply flavoured crudités to balance their creaminess. For this recipe, I have chosen a salad of grated carrot with shallot.
9,8075/5 for 13 ratings 33 min.
[French bean salad with vinaigrette ]
French bean salad with vinaigrette
A very simple recipe for a salad of green (or yellow) French beans: The beans are boiled first, then thoroughly drained and served mixed with herbs, chopped shallot and a good vinaigrette (french dressing).
4,2704.6/5 for 14 ratings 35 min.
[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.
56,0324.1/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie]
Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie
This recipe is made from vegetables cut small and blanched, mixed with pieces of salt-cod and cream, then baked in small soup dishes with a puff pastry lid.
78,3843.9/5 for 18 ratings 4 hours 35 min.
[Leek and potato soup]
Leek and potato soup
A classic of French family cooking.
72,7525/5 for 1 ratings 42 min.
[Lentil and cold-meat salad]
Lentil and cold-meat salad
This salad combines lentils, chunks of cooked meat, sliced hard-boiled eggs, shallot and herbs, with a good vinaigrette dressing.
8,5933.8/5 for 17 ratings 43 min.
[Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs]
Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs
It is quite easy to make your own garlic and herb cream cheese, rather like the well-know Boursin. It's fresh, much better, of course, and delicious, especially with a piece of toast.
38,8953.9/5 for 12 ratings 35 min.
[Mixed salad with curry mayo]
Mixed salad with curry mayo
A mixed salad (avocado, artichokes, mushrooms and tuna) in a classic mayonnaise, but pepped up with a good dose of curry.
1,328 30 min.
[Mixed tomato salad]
Mixed tomato salad
This end-of-summer recipe is very simple: just fresh tomatoes with chopped shallot and herbs in a vinaigrette, but we can play up the variety of flavours and colours to make it something with real eye appeal and, above all, delicious!
4,8384.2/5 for 19 ratings 20 min.
[Mushroom velouté]
Mushroom velouté
This smooth, creamy soup with its lovely mushroom flavour is quick and easy to make.
30,2944/5 for 4 ratings 55 min.
[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.
83,776 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 47 min.
[Rémoulette of celeriac]
Rémoulette of celeriac
This is a variation on the popular French rémoulade (a celeriac salad, similar to coleslaw). Here, a julienne of celeriac is mixed with chopped shallot, fresh herbs and a lemony rémoulade dressing.
929 33 min.
[Smooth mixed vegetable soup]
Smooth mixed vegetable soup
Any vegetables you have, cut into small pieces, mixed with a shallot cooked in butter, cooked together then blended. Even better when it's cold outside.
76,6114.4/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 3 min.
[Sorrel soup]
Sorrel soup
Smooth with a slight sharpness, this soup has a very particular taste.
72,8653.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[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.
46,7235/5 for 13 ratings 51 min.
[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.
261 3 hours 24 min.
[The total turnip]
The total turnip
The whole turnip goes into this recipe, in which ramekins are filled with both the root vegetable and its leaves.
91,7094.4/5 for 9 ratings 57 min.
[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.
41,6755/5 for 1 ratings 6 hours 12 min.
[Turnip top soup]
Turnip top soup
It may no longer be widely known these days, but the leafy tops of certain root vegetables are edible, so it's a shame to waste them. Better still, the leaves can be made into interesting accompaniments for their root vegetable, or soups with amazing flavours. In this recipe, I will show you how to...
982 42 min.
[Valay salad]
Valay salad
This salad combines ratte potatoes, lettuce, radishes and chicken with a herb dressing.
19,3723.9/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Vegetable tartare]
Vegetable tartare
This amazing recipe from a great chef is surprisingly straightforward to make. You will need lots of different raw vegetables. These are diced really small, then bound with mayonnaise.
12,9554.3/5 for 15 ratings 49 min.
[Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad]
Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad
In this recipe, the broccoli is served only just cooked and still warm with tuna, chopped shallot and cherry tomatoes in a good vinaigrette dressing.
5,5284/5 for 2 ratings 22 min.
[Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes]
Warm salad of potatoes and purple artichokes
This salad combines red onion, purple artichokes cut small and slices of warm potato, dressed with a good vinaigrette.
20,4163.8/5 for 17 ratings 54 min.
[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.
10,9964.4/5 for 12 ratings 47 min.
[Cretan-style salmon ]
Cretan-style salmon
Cooked chopped leek and shallot with cubes of salmon, served in a yogurt, tomato and feta sauce.
47,5975/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[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.
1,651 1 hour 7 min.
[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.
86,979 23.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 19 min.
[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.
71,8334.3/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream]
Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream
A salmon fillet, grilled slowly to keep the inside tender, served with sesame rice and a little corn salad cream. You'll love it...
68,255 13.9/5 for 7 ratings 1 hour 14 min.
[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.
103,6804.7/5 for 3 ratings 3 hours 19 min.
[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.
25,5594.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 28 min.
[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...
1,254 2 hours 13 min.
[Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage]
Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage
In this recipe a salmon steak is accompanied with blanched white cabbage and a rich sherry vinegar sauce.
23,9924.5/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 2 min.
[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 melting roasted shallots and finished with a dry white wine sauce.
82,9163.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[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.
992 1 hour 7 min.
[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.
28,5924.6/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 21 min.
[Scallops with fondue of leeks]
Scallops with fondue of leeks
In this very creamy dish, the leeks are first cooked separately. The scallops are pan-fried, then the leeks are reheated with cream in this pan to absorb all the flavours.
66,413 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 55 min.
[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".
3,3115/5 for 12 ratings 52 min.
[Tahitian style fish]
Tahitian style fish
Little pieces of fish marinated overnight a night in lime juice.
72,6685/5 for 13 ratings 12 hours 57 min.
[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.
12,4094.1/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 44 min.
[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...
6,5005/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 57 min.
[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.
80,7414.4/5 for 10 ratings 2 hours 49 min.
[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.
72,012 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Chinese style chicken]
Chinese style chicken
Only "chinese style", not a true chinese recipe.
72,5584/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[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...
6,5384.2/5 for 11 ratings 14 hours 44 min.
[Escalope of veal in a cream sauce]
Escalope of veal in a cream sauce
Escalopes of veal, mushrooms and a cream sauce.
48,7104.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[Express chilli con carne]
Express chilli con carne
This is a really express recipe, a "true" chilli is longer and more difficult to do.
79,9453.8/5 for 18 ratings 33 min.
[Hamburgers]
Hamburgers
Hamburgers don't have to be the greasy flabby things you find in fast-food outlets, well-made they can be excellent. It's a very convivial recipe as everything goes on the table, and everyone assembles their own burger according to personal taste.
86,2864.8/5 for 20 ratings 33 min.
[Pâté de campagne]
Pâté de campagne
Here is a personal version of the famous country pâté. It's an interesting recipe to prepare in large quantities because it keeps well and freezes easily. The secret of a good pâté is of course the ingredients, but also how it is cooked.
108,744 24/5 for 1 ratings 7 hours 54 min.
[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.
48,897 134.3/5 for 15 ratings 6 hours 49 min.
[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.
4,8934.6/5 for 14 ratings 26 min.
[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.
4,4014.7/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[Pork roast with herbs]
Pork roast with herbs
A succulent joint of pork, slow-roasted with herbs and served with baby potatoes cooked in the meat juices.
890 4 hours 37 min.
[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.
40,3104.9/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 9 min.
[Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"]
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"
For this delicious roast, the beef joint is seared all over, then wrapped in slices of grilled (broiled) bacon before the final long, slow roasting in a bag with aromatic ingredients (bayleaf, shallots, carrot, thyme and chilli). Cooked this way, the meat will be well done on the outside, meltingly...
3,3124.5/5 for 12 ratings 5 hours 39 min.
[Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"]
Sausage and lentils "en cocotte"
This is a casserole-style version of the traditional French sausage-and-lentils recipe with a special feature: the lentils are cooked in just the right amount of water. The other ingredients add flavour as does, most importantly, the sausage (preferably smoked). When pricked, this will release its...
3,7194.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 5 min.
[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.
1,1665/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 53 min.
["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".
3,0174.3/5 for 15 ratings 44 min.
[Artichokes with beef]
Artichokes with beef
This dish combines artichokes, sautéed with shallot in olive oil, with cooked beef and potatoes (simply heated through).
9,6954.1/5 for 16 ratings 46 min.
[Baked leek and Camembert slices]
Baked leek and Camembert slices
In this recipe slices of bread are topped with creamed leeks and slivers of Camembert before browning in the oven.
4,4374.8/5 for 11 ratings 42 min.
[Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables]
Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables
The classic hot box method is a delicious way to serve Mont d'Or cheese. For a more original twist, this recipe adds mixed vegetables. The cheese is baked in the oven as usual, but filled with the diced vegetables and mushrooms.
3,5343.8/5 for 17 ratings 58 min.
[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.
68,9474.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 55 min.
[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...
2,8054.3/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Cauliflower curry]
Cauliflower curry
Plenty of flavour in this cauliflower curry: from the hot spices, of course, but also from dry-roasted cashew nuts.
13,4704.8/5 for 12 ratings 54 min.
[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.
13,3075/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[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.
13,720 14.4/5 for 16 ratings 1 hour 40 min.
[Chicken pie]
Chicken pie
Apart from the obvious chicken, this pie's puff pastry "lid" also conceals mushrooms, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and leeks.
23,4114.3/5 for 12 ratings 2 hours 29 min.
[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.
3,5474.1/5 for 16 ratings 56 min.
[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.
79,212 14.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 49 min.
[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...
94,8115/5 for 1 ratings 2 hours 53 min.
[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.
69,8235/5 for 1 ratings 49 min.
[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.
5,4695/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[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.
69,8735/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 29 min.
[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.
64,3574.3/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 17 min.
[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).
3,744 14.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 16 min.
[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.
65,0063.8/5 for 17 ratings 1 hour 43 min.
[Gratin slices with spinach]
Gratin slices with spinach
A slice of bread with a gratin of bechamel containing hard-boiled egg and topped with cheese, served with fresh spinach.
20,2674.1/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese]
Hachis parmentier : meat with mashed potato and cheese
A typical family recipe which is an excellent way of using up leftover meat. The proportions are vague here, you need "what you have left"...
106,351 24.4/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 22 min.
[Hotpot my grandmother's way ]
Hotpot my grandmother's way
If you like slow-cooked dishes prepared with loving care (mitonné), you will certainly love this hotpot recipe, with the taste of Franche-Comté, inspired by my grandmother. It's an old-fashioned dish full of flavours and aromas, cooked vegetables, stock, smoked sausages, all cooked long and slow.
69,7095/5 for 1 ratings 4 hours 7 min.
[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.
3,8035/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[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.
50,1474.4/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 18 min.
[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).
73,160 34.7/5 for 15 ratings 2 hours 27 min.
[Montbenoit's canapés]
Montbenoit's canapés
A recipe from Franche-comté (lovely region of eastern France): large slices of bread coated with melted shallot, grilled bacon dice, a big slice of Morbier (cheese from the same region) and a brief spell in the oven. It really is a winter dish.
77,0634.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 45 min.
[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.
7,8934.6/5 for 14 ratings 45 min.
[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.
5,2884.6/5 for 14 ratings 55 min.
[Nanou's tuna tart]
Nanou's tuna tart
Crisp puff pastry topped with tuna, mushrooms and cooked shallots.
29,5504.2/5 for 12 ratings 1 hour 36 min.
[Pasta with mushrooms]
Pasta with mushrooms
Your choice of pasta (spaghetti, penne or whatever) in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and shallots.
5,2994.3/5 for 15 ratings 37 min.
[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.
9,4125/5 for 13 ratings 52 min.
[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.
8,3905/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 11 min.
[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.
74,776 24/5 for 2 ratings 1 hour 35 min.
[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.
32,6264.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 41 min.
[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.
68,5234/5 for 11 ratings 2 hours
[Rice and peas]
Rice and peas
This is a very simple recipe that can made almost entirely with leftovers: chicken, rice and peas.
19,5714.2/5 for 18 ratings 27 min.
[Röstis]
Röstis
Probably a swiss recipe originally, but also known in the French region of Franche-comté. This version is more sophisticated.
75,7134.2/5 for 10 ratings 40 min.
[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.
13,2644/5 for 3 ratings 1 hour 32 min.
[Sarladaise potatoes]
Sarladaise potatoes
Potatoes fried in a little goose fat, with a mixture of chopped parsley, garlic and shallot added just before serving. Greedy folks (like me) melt a few thin slices of foie gras over the top.
60,3134.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 25 min.
[Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble]
Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble
A small ramekin filled with sausage sandwiched between two layers of cooked mushrooms, topped with a savoury crumble made with cancoillotte (a cheese typical of eastern France). All the French region of Franche-comté is in this recipe: Morteau sausage, cancoillotte cheese, and Jura white wine.
86,970 24.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours
[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.
59,252 14.3/5 for 15 ratings 49 min.
[Sautéed Green Vegetables]
Sautéed Green Vegetables
A recipe full of gorgeous greens: broccoli, romanesco, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. The vegetables are cooked separately in stock before being lightly sautéed with shallot. This is a simple dish, though it takes a while to prepare, and is delicious, light and healthy.
5,8864.1/5 for 18 ratings 37 min.
[Scallop and leek pancakes]
Scallop and leek pancakes
These pancakes are filled with pan-fried scallops and creamed leeks.
9,4004.3/5 for 20 ratings 36 min.
[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...
4,4764.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 25 min.
[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.
19,8835/5 for 19 ratings 50 min.
[Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli]
Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli
Blanched broccoli sautéed quickly with thin slices of fried chicken.
21,5944.5/5 for 19 ratings 1 hour 4 min.
[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.
69,7885/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[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.
9,5614.1/5 for 20 ratings 1 hour 3 min.
[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.
62,8053.8/5 for 12 ratings 37 min.
[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.
5,3344.3/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 13 min.
[Spinach brik parcels]
Spinach brik parcels
Crispy brik parcels, filled with a mixture of spinach, feta and chopped shallot.
22,6265/5 for 18 ratings 43 min.
[Spinach Omelette]
Spinach Omelette
An ultra-simple but delicious omelette recipe. The beaten eggs are poured over spinach that has already been cooked with shallots.
5,7384.6/5 for 19 ratings 17 min.
[Spinach on toast with bechamel]
Spinach on toast with bechamel
A slice of buttered toast, layers of spinach and sliced hard-boiled egg, topped with bechamel sauce and grated cheese, then browned in the oven.
8,7674.3/5 for 15 ratings 33 min.
[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.
2,7265/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 33 min.
[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.
368 1 hour 12 min.
[Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes]
Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
A classic recipe of French family cooking, but with a more sophisticated filling.
76,6743.8/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 50 min.
[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.
1,010 54 min.
[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.
75,8384.7/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 34 min.
[Tomato omelette]
Tomato omelette
Tomato omelette is a great classic of Provençale cuisine. This is my personal version with mushrooms.
23,2704.6/5 for 14 ratings 1 hour 1 min.
[Upside-down Parmentier]
Upside-down Parmentier
Parmentier is a French version of shepherd's pie. This variation has slow-cooked meat on top of the mashed potato (purée), instead of underneath. A red-wine sauce adds the finishing touch.
29,4374.2/5 for 12 ratings 6 hours 7 min.
[Aperitif rolls]
Aperitif rolls
These are small, bite-sized, soft bread rolls made with bacon bits and topped with grated cheese.
25,1364/5 for 18 ratings 2 hours 31 min.
[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.
4,3844.1/5 for 16 ratings 2 hours 50 min.
[Tomato sauce for pizzas]
Tomato sauce for pizzas
This is the sauce to put on pizza bases before the toppings.
84,2944.3/5 for 10 ratings 1 hour 15 min.
[Béarnaise sauce]
Béarnaise sauce
This very tasty sauce, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot, with its hint of acidity, is perfect for grilled fish or meats. Its well-known as a difficult sauce, but here are all the tips that you need to succeed.
102,3894/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 6 min.
[Beurre blanc sauce]
Beurre blanc sauce
Beurre blanc sauce is a great classic of French cuisine, made with vinegar, white wine and shallots. It is a wonderful accompaniment for fish and shellfish.
29,9463.8/5 for 17 ratings 35 min.
[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.
1,7034/5 for 1 ratings 51 min.
[Cream sauce with Vin Jaune]
Cream sauce with Vin Jaune
This sauce made with Vin Jaune ("yellow wine") is emblematic of Comtoise cuisine from Eastern France. It combines the smoothness of cream with the slight acidity and typical flavour of the Vin Jaune. The tricky aspect of cooking with Vin Jaune is that its fugitive flavour tends to disappear when...
2,379 46 min.
[Marchand de vin sauce]
Marchand de vin sauce
The rich "marchand de vin" sauce, made with red wine and shallot, is a classic accompaniment for meats that is traditionally made in the roasting tin or dish. This is a simplified version that can be made while the meat is cooking, even beforehand, so there is no risk of it going cold.
28,3984.1/5 for 16 ratings 34 min.
[Roquefort sauce]
Roquefort sauce
This is an ideal sauce to make when you have been cooking meat, as it uses the juices left in the pan, but there's a tip for making it without meat juices.
58,7564.9/5 for 11 ratings 22 min.
[Sauce Normande (for fish)]
Sauce Normande (for fish)
Sauce Normande (or Normandy sauce) is a classic of French cuisine. It is rather "old school", but deliciously velvety and comes in two versions, one for meat and one for seafood. Here is the version to accompany fish or shellfish.
11,1825/5 for 13 ratings 40 min.
[How to prepare cockles]
How to prepare cockles
Cockles are small Atlantic shellfish which can be used in many delicious dishes. However, they need to be prepared with care before cooking. Here is a simple way to do this.
51,757 14.2/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 52 min.
[How to slow cook meat]
How to slow cook meat
By cooking meat slowly with no added fat, it will become very tender - almost melt-in-the-mouth - and can be cut with a fork.
31,5435/5 for 13 ratings 4 hours 45 min.
[Chicken nems]
Chicken nems
Nems are probably the best known Far Eastern dish in France. These small crispy rolls can be made in different flavours: chicken, crab, pork, etc. Making your own is not very complicated, the only difficulty is in the rolling stage. You will find in this recipe full details on how to successfully...
105,2294/5 for 9 ratings 2 hours 21 min.
[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...
3,0624.8/5 for 12 ratings 7 min.
[Vietnamese prawns]
Vietnamese prawns
In this recipe, the prawns are first lightly fried, then spiced up with a piquant sauce.
22,3544.3/5 for 15 ratings 54 min.

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