With Potatoes

Slow Cooked BBQ Leg of Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m sure many of you will think I’m crazy suggesting ‘goat’ but I can assure you it’s delicious. Mike and I first ate goat in the eighties in a small restaurant in Barcelona that’s a favourite of King Carlos. We returned with Frances 2 years ago and had the goat again. Still fantastic!! Goat meat […]

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Duck Breasts with Fig and Port

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Duck breasts are easy to prepare and cook if you’re looking to something to impress. I really like having a sauce made with seasonal fruit to go with the duck. In summer it’s red berries and Cassis and it autumn fresh figs and Port.
This is a recipe I found in Williams and Sonoma ‘Paris’which was […]

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Chicken Tagine with CousCous

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a really easy meal to prepare and is great to serve family or friends. Moroccan cuisine is influential all through France. Ingredients: 2-3 onions thinly sliced 2-3 crushed cloves of garlic Chicken Pieces – I use “Maryland” piece – ie the whole leg and thigh About 500g Peeled potatoes cut into halves or […]

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Cazulea Roasted Chicken

Cazulea roasted chicken and green veges with chorizo

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipes are thanks to Catherine Bell. I know Catherine’s an expert in cazuelas and easy recipes to cook in them so I phoned her for a few ideas. This is her chicken recipe and I used an idea she gave me for the vegetable dish. I cooked both in cazuelas – the flavours […]

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Pickled Salmon

Pickled Salmon with Wasabi Potato Salad

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I know this sounds strange to pickle salmon but I didn’t know quite how else to describe it; maybe ‘soused’ is a better word. Anyway, the result was great. I found that if you prepare it at least a day or two ahead of when you want to eat it then it’ll taste even better. […]

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Salt Crust Baked Salmon with Fennel, Potato and Green Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser over Christmas that’s easy, fresh and can be served warm or at room temperature, try this salmon and vegetable salad dish. Its light and flavoursome and you can use a combination of any green summer vegetables. You could also poach the salmon instead of cooking it in this […]

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BEEF_Fillet of beef

Fillet of Beef with Wasabi Mash and Vegetables

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

This recipe was inspired by lunch at L’Hedoniste a small bistro in Paris. It’s one of the bistros I talk about above. I’ll change the vegetable mix according to the season. It was Spring in Paris so a few pieces of asparagus were included. I used a combination of shitake and button mushrooms as Jason’s […]

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5 Hour Lamb

Five Hour Lamb

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

Easter is a traditional time to eat lamb. In the Northern Hemisphere it’s about a celebration of Spring and new life after a long winter. We can’t claim that in New Zealand but I think it’s a good time to have lamb because I have a bit more free time to cook something slowly. This […]

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BBQ Leg of Lamb with Vegetable Tian

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

This is easy on the BBQ but you could just as easily do this in the oven. The timing is for a small leg. Ingredients 2 med/lg potatoes – peeled and sliced 1 large onion – peeled and sliced 1 large fennel bulb – sliced 4-5 courgettes sliced lengthwise into 3-4 pieces 4-5 sliced tomatoes […]

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