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Duck à la Vanille

Three or four weeks ago I bought a new cook book – PROVENCE to PONDICHERRY  Recipes from France and Faraway – by Tessa Kiros. Tessa starts and ends with her versions of some classic French dishes and in between visits several places around the world colonised by the French. She looks at their influence on the […]

Posted on: 15th Nov, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Duck with Pickled Oranges

I was trying to come up with something for dinner to go with my pickled oranges and thought I couldn’t go passed the classic combination of duck and oranges – using the idea of duck à l’orange and changing it to suit the flavours of the pickled oranges. It’s easy and delicious.   Ingredients (for […]

Posted on: 27th Sep, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Duck Breast, Shitake Mushrooms & Bok Choy

When cooking with duck breasts I normally choose to French flavours and accompaniments but after buying so many green Asian vegetables last weekend I went with Asian flavours. If you remember to get organised, it’s good to marinate the duck breasts overnight.   Ingredients (for 4) 2 packets of duck breasts (each pack contains 2 […]

Posted on: 26th Apr, 2016by frenchie Read more

duck & fig salad

Duck & Fig Salad

  Ingredients (for 4)   4 pieces of duck confit 8 figs, cut into quarters 4 potatoes, peeled and small cubes Small bunch of green beans, top and tailed, blanched, refreshed and dried Packet of rocket Dressing – whisk together: 100ml olive oil 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp date molasses (or pomegranate molasses) Salt and […]

Posted on: 12th Apr, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Peking Duck

  You can probably tell that much of the food I’m cooking these days is inspired by dishes from all over the world. I love making and eating French classics, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired recipes and am equally happy making simple dishes from anywhere in Asia. My pantry has an ever expanding collection of […]

Posted on: 21st Jul, 2015by frenchie Read more

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Wild Rice Salad with Duck Breast à l’Orange

A while ago I bought some wild rice and hadn’t got round to using it. I decided it was about time to do something. The last two Sundays I’d bought lots of kyomi oranges from stallholder Jillian of Fruition. It seemed a good idea to buy some duck breasts to go with these ingredients. So, […]

Posted on: 28th Oct, 2014by frenchie Read more

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Risotto with Duck Gizzards, Asparagus & Porcini Mushrooms

Spring has officially began, but we still need to warm up and what is better that a creamy risotto with porcini mushrooms and seasonal asparagus?  If you are vegetarian, just leave out the gizzards. The shopping list from La Cigale French Market stallholders is below. You can add more mushrooms and/or another variety (porcini are […]

Posted on: 29th Sep, 2014by frenchie Read more

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Duck with Red Wine & Prunes

For something really easy and great when you want to cook a special meal, try this. As you can see I served the duck with pumpkin and kumara mash and green beans. I had planned to have asparagus instead of the beans but didn’t get to Fresh Gardens stall quickly enough on Saturday morning!! You […]

Posted on: 15th Sep, 2014by frenchie Read more

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Confit Duck Salad with Cabbage, Carrots, Chestnuts & Walnuts

   We really enjoy confit duck – normally simply heated through, skin crisped and served with duck fat cooked potatoes, sautéed apples and a green salad. For a change I’ve been using confit in different ways. This salad is quite colourful as it includes a combination of red cabbage and green cabbage; julienned purple and […]

Posted on: 12th Aug, 2014by frenchie Read more

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

There are many versions of cassoulet in Southwest France in the same way that there are lots of versions of bouillabaisse in the South of France. Every village thinks its way is the correct way. This is my own version which I think is closer to a Toulouse cassoulet than others. I bought the duck […]

Posted on: 8th Jul, 2014by frenchie Read more