Salmon Terrine @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Dinner Party Salmon Terrine Recipe

Still working with the remainder of my salmon tail, I made these really easy individual salmon terrines. Also, because they can be made the night before, they are really useful for supper parties.

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Elegant dining #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Menu: Autumn Dinner Party

After a long stretch of scorching summer days, cooler autumn weather in Provence offers a chance to serve warm, hearty meals. Fall mornings wrapped in a cloth of humidity with heavy dew and fog clouding the early hours until the sun does its work. With the hard work finished for …

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Shrimp Cakes Dinner
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Shrimp Cakes for Dinner with Friends

Try these savoury, irresistible shrimp cakes with a gingery-lime mayonnaise and salad. With a little advanced preparation, they come together very quickly and, before you know it, an excellent light supper is on the table. On this particular evening, we shared the meal virtually with friends across the country. Through …

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Winter Dinner Party Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Winter Dinner Menu from La Cuisine Provençale

Menu for a Cozy Evening Earlier this year, Jane Satow launched La Cuisine Provençale – an interactive cooking school in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Tucked away in the heart of charming St Rémy, La Cuisine Provençale is on a quiet street with a small square. After several months of renovation work, Jane gave …

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Spring 2018 Provencal Dinner Menu
Provencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTasteViktorija Todorovska

Spring Dinner Menu Provencal Recipes to Suit the Season

After the cold days of winter, spring arrives with a light touch: green vegetables start to grace the markets and rich foods give way to lighter, zestier dishes. Vibrant colours and flavours excite the palate. The first asparagus spears make beautiful salads, fresh chevre and local bread turn simple salads …

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Asparagus Risotto Recipe
Provencal RecipesSide DishTasteViktorija Todorovska

Asparagus Risotto a Recipe to Share with Friends

Risotto is easy to make, and a great dinner party dish. Prepare your mise-en-place in advance (wash the asparagus, and have your ingredients ready). Let the conversation flow while you stir the rice.

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Eggplant Cakes Pesto Sauce Papeton Aubergines
AppetizerGuest PostProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Eggplant Cakes with a Pesto Sauce to Start the Evening

They prepared several delicious dishes for the evening, but these Eggplant Cakes in a Tomato Pesto Sauce were my favourite. You can serve this recipe as an appetizer, the first course for a dinner party or even at lunchtime with a green salad. Think of this as a savoury cake. Once the eggplant is cooked, simply combine with the rest of the ingredients and bake. The dish can be served with the pesto sauce (below), a tomato sauce or combine the two for a rich flavour experience.

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Cauliflower Soup
Provencal RecipesSoupTasha PowellTaste

Cauliflower Soup with Coconut Milk and Fresh Ginger

This Cauliflower Soup recipe enhances the flavour of what can be a bland vegetable with coconut milk and fresh ginger for a slightly Asian touch. It’s the perfect soup to make ahead for a dinner party or to have for lunch on a cold spring day.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Pan-Fried Scallop @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Fall Soup Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup with Roast Scallops

This is a lovely velvety soup garnished with sautéed scallops and crispy bacon lardons. Perfect as a starter for a winter dinner party, or a warming lunch with plenty of crusty French bread. If you can’t get scallops or don’t like them, replace with gently sautéed sliced mushrooms.

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Zucchini Basil Veloute Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Late Summer Soup: Zucchini and Basil Velouté

This recipe for Zucchini, Basil Velouté is suitable for even the most novice of cooks. As there are only a few ingredients, small, sweet zucchini and fresh basil are key. I like to serve this soup chilled with a dollop of creme fraiche and snipped basil on top.You could add croutons or diced zucchini instead. Not counting calories? Add a cup of half and half to the chilled soup before serving. The bright green color and luscious texture make this a lovely starter for a dinner party or a family meal.

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