Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce
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Seared Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce

I was given six small, extremely juicy blood oranges by my friendly farmers, Eunice and Larry (Larry’s Veggies), right at the end of blood orange season. She said to me, “I know you will do something wonderful with them.” Weeks earlier, friends Susan and Towny had sent me a recipe …

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Blood Orange Lobster Salad
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Roussanne with Lobster Salad and Blood Orange Dressing

Due it the acidity, a citrus dressing is tricky for food and wine pairing. The Acquiesce Winery Roussanne (2019) was a match for this seafood salad. Baked lobster tails dressed in a tart citrus vinaigrette are quick to prepare for a summer lunch. Or as a starter course. My recipe …

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Citrus Salad Orange Fennel Olive Mirabeau_Wine
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Citrus Salad with Orange, Fennel, Olive and Capers

In a climate where fennel grows wild and, olive oil production is big business this tangy salad is a tribute to the landscape. This citrus salad incorporates many ingredients native to the South of France and the Mediterranean Basin. Gemma Wade prepared this salad as a side dish for the Easter lunch menu

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Citrus Almond Cake
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A Citrus Almond Cake Everyone will Love

Almonds, olives, tomatoes, and citrus fruit are some of the culinary signatures of the Mediterranean climate. In Provence, the citrus groves are found on the Côte d’Azur near Menton. There is no question that a visit Menton one year during the Fête du Citron is on my travel bucket list. However, …

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Spaghetti Citrus Cream Sauce
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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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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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Angel Food Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Egg Whites and Angel Food Cake with Citrus Sauce

Angel Food Cake is not a French creation. Although French chefs cannot claim the invention of this white sponge cake, they have always worked with the essential ingredients: stiff egg whites, cream of tartar, cake flour, and sugar. Stiffly, beaten egg whites are the key to the delicate light texture of souffles

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Spring Recipe Asparagus Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce
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Spring Recipe Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce

This recipe for Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce is a perfect starter course for a springtime dinner, or serve it for lunch. Easy and seasonal this asparagus dish shouts “Spring is in the air.” The photo shows white asparagus only, but we recommend the two varieties for visual effect and delicious texture.

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Roast Turkey Recipe Citrus Flavours Mirabeau Wine
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A Twist on a Holiday Recipe Roast Turkey with the flavours of Provence

Roast turkey is easy to make, and the citrus gives this dish a “sun-drenched” flavour. The root vegetable side dish is easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser.

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Pink grapefruit, roasted fennel and prawn salad @MirabeauWine
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Pink grapefruit, roasted fennel and prawn salad

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: Summer’s finally around the corner, yippee, and so alfresco dining and picnics are back on our agendas. I can say without hesitation that a cool bottle of Mirabeau is the perfect partner for all that outdoor activity! I’ve always liked to bring …

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