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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Blue Cheese Fig Tart
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Blue Cheese Fig Tart Made Two Different Ways

If you are a fan of figs, you know that their season is short, and when figs are ripe, they are not going to last long. So, when the beautiful, sweet bounty presented itself, it was time to make Blue Cheese Fig Tart.

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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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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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Salt-Cod Brandade Recipe Provence
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Salt Cod Gratin Brandade de Morue a Recipe from Provence

This salt cod gratin Brandade de Morue, a common Provençal dish, is a great way to showcase simple ingredients like fish and potatoes. It’s one of my favorite comfort dishes when I am in Provence. I like to serve this dish in individual ramekins because it is a great way …

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Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes
Cakes & CookiesDessertMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Treats Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes Bursting with Provencal Flavour

Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes as individual servings. You can, of course, make the same batter and bake as a single large cake. Personally, I love this recipe as it combines the flavours of Provence in one tiny (delightful) package – lemons, thyme, olive oil.

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Mushroom Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni
Gary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Starter Pasta Recipe Mushroom Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni

Although we served this recipe as a starter, it could easily be the main course, if you increase the quantities. The trickiest part is stuffing the cannelloni shells with the mixture of mushrooms, spinach and cheese. Serve hot with a small side salad.

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Apricot Pistachio Tarte Tartin Mirabeau Wine
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Twist on a Classic Recipe Apricot Pistachio Tarte Tartin

Recently, the team at Mirabeau Wine was joined by a Hamilton-based Canadian chef Jake Laderoute, for some fun culinary experiences in Cotignac. A tarte tatin is a classic French dessert, that one might shy away from making because it looks complicated. It’s not. Here, is what Jake and Jeany had to …

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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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