Seafood Pasta Recipe
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Simple Mediterranean-Inspired Seafood Pasta Recipe

A recent trip to Sicily, Italy influenced this seafood pasta recipe. Although Italy is the birthplace of pasta, “typical” foods of the Mediterranean do not have any borders anymore, and it is quite common to find pasta on restaurant menus in Provence

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Spaghetti Citrus Cream Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spaghetti with a Citrus Cream Sauce

The spaghetti sauce is a light cream and wine base with citrus (orange and lemon). The dish is easy to make and a refreshing change to tomato sauce. Think about making this when the citrus starts appearing in the Provencal markets near to Christmas or perhaps to celebrate the annual Menton Fête du Citron in February.

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto 
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto Recipe 

Inspired by a beautiful Marina di Chioggia variety that we found at a Sunday morning Farmers Market, I decided to make this Roasted Pumpkin Risotto (recipe follows).

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Roast Chicken Provencal Poulet au Citron
Laura SnoekMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roast Chicken Provencal Style with Local Lemons from Menton

There is nothing better than the tantalising aroma of roast chicken, well except for chocolate cake. As for savoury dishes, roast chicken is a winner for a family, it requires very little supervision, there are often leftovers for sandwiches and bones for soup or stock.  The credit for this recipe goes to Denise, my belle mere, she uses local, seasonal and when practical organic products for her creations. Enjoy Denise’s Poulet Provençal au citron de Menton, it’s a simple roast chicken dish with local lemons.

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Goat Cheese Chèvre Mushroom Tartlets 
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

These Chèvre and Mushroom Tartlets are a Crowd Pleaser

The base for these Chèvre and Mushroom Tartlets is versatile. Recently, I decided to experiment with the filling as the crust could not be easier to make. Using the same ingredients for the dough, I created a savoury filling using fresh goat cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano and mushrooms. Serve these tasty bites with a chilled rosé or white wine, and this might just become your go-to appetizer recipe!

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Smoky Cinnamon Salmon Mushroom Lentils
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mid-Week Meal in Minutes Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils

This recipe for Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils is a mid-week “go-to” favourite for many reasons, but the first is it can be made in under 30-minutes. The second reason is one of my favourite spices is Spanish smoked paprika, known in Spain as pimentón. Although you can use regular paprika or Espelette pepper (Piment d’Espelette) from the Pays Basque in France,

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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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Eygalieres market Butternut Squash Soup
Provencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Fall Soups a Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

This recipe for Butternut Squash Soup comes from Gilles at Provence Gourmet. It is perfect for the cooler weather months and a dish you might make in one of his cooking classes in the Fall.

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salt roasted chicken recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Moist and Tender Salt-Roasted Chicken it’s Child’s Play

What a fabulous introduction to family cuisine involving your little ones in the kitchen with a child’s play approach to cooking their supper. This is David’s adaptation of salt-roasted chicken from an amazing cookbook designed for children. Read more on David’s day of play exploring La Cuisine est un jeu …

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