Seared Salmon Ragout
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Quick and Easy Seared Salmon with Tomato-Shallot Ragoût 

Make this recipe for seared salmon one time, and it will become a “go-to” quick dinnertime meal for two (or more). The tomato, shallot, caper and olive ragoût is a savoury combination that is similar to a puttanesca pasta sauce.

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Seared Scallops Coquilles Saint-Jacques
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Scallops Coquilles Saint-Jacques and Caramelized Endives

This seafood dish so bright and flavourful that I call it sunshine on a plate (see post for step-by-step photos). Seared scallops are coquilles Saint-Jacques in French. They are not hard to cook, but there are a few culinary keys to achieving a crispy result. Try to find fresh scallops …

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Dessert Meringue Roulade
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Dessert Meringue Roulade with Rose Cream and Raspberries 

One of my favourite cookbooks inspired this meringue roulade with rose cream and raspberries dessert – Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi.

When you think of French desserts, perhaps meringues are usurped by chocolate glazed eclairs, vanilla cream layered mille-feuilles, lemony madeleines and glazed fruit tarts. But, what about lollypop coloured macarons?

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Herb-Roasted Turkey Thighs
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Herb-Roasted Turkey in an Hour. Why Wait for the Holidays?

Create your own mini turkey roasts using deboned thigh meat and carrots. Roast the turkey with your favourite root vegetables – potatoes, carrots, turnip, parsnip, and onions.

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Porcini-Rubbed Steak mixed grill
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Porcini-Rubbed Steak and the Mixed Grill BBQ

It is less of an issue in France, where typical grocery store packaging might include two chicken breasts, six sausages, four steaks, but in the United States, everything is “supersized” I end up with bits and pieces in my freezer.  The good news is that cleaning out my fridge is …

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B’stila b’djej Recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

B’stila b’djej Recipe a Traditional Dish from Morocco

You don’t need to spend much time at the Marseille airport or at the city’s Noailles market (le marché des Capucins) to sense a strong North African influence in the region. At the market, you can shop for all the ingredients that you need for this B’stila b’djej recipe

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Absinthe Ice Cream
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Absinthe Ice Cream a Dessert So Good It Should be Outlawed

This recipe for Absinthe Ice Cream is an adaptation of one that she created for her blog with Drambuie. No churning required, freezer ice cream, well it’s almost a miracle.

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Lemon-Lavender Hearts coeur a la creme
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet, Creamy and Tangy Dessert Lemon-Lavender Hearts with Lemon Curd

The lavender season may be over for another year in Provence, but the locally-grown citrus will be available shortly. Perhaps these Lemon-Lavender Hearts (Coeur à la Crème au Citron et Lavande) are the perfect dessert to bridge the gap between seasons in the South of France. The combination of sweet lemon curd and cream cheese blended into a delicious finish to any meal.

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Sunken Pear Cake Versunkener Apfelkuchen
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

What to do with all those Pears? Make Sunken Pear Cake

It is a funny thing when you start to think about how recipes change and evolve. My grandmother almost never followed a recipe, yet her Christmas cake never failed her…mine is a different story. Kuchen is the German word for cake, and this recipe for Sunken Pear Cake is David’s slight …

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Angel Food Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Egg Whites and Angel Food Cake with Citrus Sauce

Angel Food Cake is not a French creation. Although French chefs cannot claim the invention of this white sponge cake, they have always worked with the essential ingredients: stiff egg whites, cream of tartar, cake flour, and sugar. Stiffly, beaten egg whites are the key to the delicate light texture of souffles

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