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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Salt-Cod Brandade Recipe Provence
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Recipe for Salt-Cod Brandade a Provencal Classic

In Portugal, the culinary rumour is that there are 365 (or more) ways to cook salt-cod (bacalhau) – one for every day of the year. Cod is called morue in French. It is quite common to find this fish on menus, and it is often the “centre” of attention in the traditional Provencal aioli (recipe here). Gilles recipe for brandade a purée of salt cod, olive oil and other ingredients is below.

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Seared Scallops Coquilles Saint-Jacques
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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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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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Squid Ink Pasta With Squid and Rosé
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Squid Ink Pasta with Squid

This Squid Ink Pasta with fresh squid and tomatoes is a striking main course. The black pasta, red tomatoes and squid are a wonderful savoury combination. Enjoy any time of year.

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Porcini-Rubbed Steak mixed grill
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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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Pork Cheek Daube
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Pork Cheek Daube a Fall Weather Stew from Provence

This slow-cooked pork stew will fill your home with delicious aromas. If you are lucky enough to forage for your own cepes, you with think you landed in autumnal heaven.

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Chef Jan Hendrik's Langoustine Cannelloni Recipe
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Michelin Star Chef Jan Hendrik’s Langoustine Cannelloni Recipe

This recipe has a few steps, although none are too complicated. You need to make sure there is enough time to freeze the cannelloni thoroughly before cooking, so best done the day before. Enjoy the combination of citrus and shellfish.

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B’stila b’djej Recipe
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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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Provencal Lamb Chops Lavender Honey Moroccan Couscous salad
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Provencal Lamb Chops with Honey and Moroccan Couscous

This main course of lamb chops brushed with lavender honey invokes images (and flavours) of lazy summer days in Provence. The roasted lamb is paired with a Moroccan spiced salad that can you can easily prepare in advance.

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