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Osso Bucco with Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend Deirdre of Wild Game tempted us with her wild goat osso bucco pieces. Although we’re in the middle of summer and usually BBQ every night we decided to slowly cook it but in a lighter sauce than I might in the winter.  It was very tender and light – a bit like very […]

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Duck in Red Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week for our family dinner on my mother’s birthday I decided to cook duck. That’s pretty usual for a family celebration but this time I tried a new recipe from a book, published in 1982, on the cooking of south west France that I bought a few weeks ago. The recipe is very easy […]

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Perfectly Roasted Chicken

The Perfectly Roasted Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ll never forget spending a morning at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris – four hours on how to roast a chicken. Nothing could be easier could it? What I learnt was how you can get a great flavour and have a very moist properly cooked bird. Ingredients: 1 medium size free range/organic chicken […]

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Poached Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

Poached Chicken with Tarragon Sauce

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The inspiration for this dish came from the one we ate at ‘Aux Lyonnais’ back in the 1980s. Poached chicken may sound a little but boring the sauce going with this is anything but boring – it’s delicate, full of flavour and easy. As well you’ll have a good chicken stock to keep and freeze […]

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Smokey BBQ Roasted Chicken

Smokey BBQ Roasted Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a very casually put together BBQ. The combination of plenty of fresh herbs, pohutukawa leaves and lots of garlic and herb butter ensure a very moist, flavoursome bird. Cook two at once and have one cold for lunch the next day. Ingredients (serves 4): 1 whole chicken 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic 3 […]

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Poached Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Poached chicken may sound a little but boring but I can assure you that the sauce going with this is anything but boring – it’s delicate, full of flavour and easy. You have the added advantage of making stock at the same time that can be frozen and used later. Ingredients: 1 Chicken 2 Carrots […]

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Marinated Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipe is another we’ve tried both on the BBQ and in the oven. The longer you can marinate it during the day the better. Deidre in our market has a really good selection of fresh free range chicken – pieces in various forms and whole chickens. 
Next week I’ll give you a couscous […]

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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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Chicken Chasseir with Potato Gratin Dauphinois

Chicken Chasseur

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ve made this dish, Hunters’ Chicken, for about 35 years and now it’s on our bistro menu. I love the combination of chicken, tomatoes and mushrooms and, it’s easy. I always add baby potatoes as it makes a whole meal in one dish. Our bistro chefs leave them out so I’ve made them optional. Ingredients […]

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Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Frances has been helping me in the kitchen again this week. I was fighting off a cold and thought homemade chicken and vege soup might just do the trick to keep it at bay and at the same time Frances would learn how to make chicken stock and a simple vege soup. This is a […]

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