Seared Duck Breast
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Duck Breast with Clementine-Pomegranate Beurre Blanc

Seared duck breast is quick and easy to cook. The meat is seared on high-temperature for about 5 minutes a side, then allowed to rest. However, the trick with duck is to create just the right sauce – fruity, savoury, wine or port. The inspiration for this recipe comes from Christmas flavours (citrus and pomegranate) and colours, and I served it for good friends during the holidays.

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Lemon Lavender Cornmeal Cake Olive OIl Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Cornmeal Olive Oil Cake a Sweet Finish

This quick bread has all the tasty elements of Provence – a bit of citrus, a hint of lavender and flavourful olive oil. The inspiration for this sweet lemon, lavender cake comes from a recipe by Nicole Riegl

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Recipe Three Dips Perfect Summer Entertaining
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Three Dips Perfect for Summertime Entertaining

There is nothing like summer for easy, unfussy entertaining. These three dips – olive tapenade, a goat cheese version and a caviar of aubergine – are Mirabeau Wine adaptations of Provencal classics. Provence is often called a cold country with a hot sun because as soon as the sun’s down you …

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Potted Salmon Recipe Cocoa and Lavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

English Origins for a French Style Potted Salmon Recipe

A dish of potted salmon might sound a little more British than French, but David’s idea was to create a pink-on-pink meal. The potted salmon appetizer led off the evening paired with a rosé from Mirabeau Wine.

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Barbecue Beef Skirt Steak Recipe
BeefMain CourseMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Easy Barbecue Beef – Skirt Steak a la Provencal

One much overlooked cut of meat is skirt steak, cooked correctly it has so much flavour and the added benefit of being half the price of fillet.

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Fresh Asparagus Season photo credit Tasha Powell
Barbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

The Tastes of Spring a Salad with Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan

When the almond blossoms fill the sky with a pink hue, you know that Spring produce will quickly follow. Bright green asparagus seems to be the harbinger of the longer, warmer days ahead. This simple salad highlights the flavours of the fresh green asparagus with a tangy bite of citrus and hint of parmesan.

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Provençal Asparagus Tart
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provençal Asparagus Tart or Tarte aux Asperges Recipe

Light and crisp puff pastry covered in creamy goat’s cheese, salty ham and topped with the season`s best Asparagus gently roasted to perfection.

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Lemon Polenta Cake @Masdaugustine
Cakes & CookiesDessertGary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Recipe for Citrus Season in Provence: Lemon Polenta Cake

A sweet and lovely alternative to traditional polenta. This bright and tangy cake stands on its’ own or paired with ice cream, it is a must try.

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Sea Bream Fillet Dorade Courgette Pancake Recipe @MasdAugustine
Fish & SeafoodGary and Jane LangtonMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Recipe from the South Sea Bream and Zucchini Pancakes

Light and crispy baby zucchini pancakes adorned with a warm flaky filet of fish surrounded by a drizzle of fresh tomato coulis.

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