POT-AU-FEU – #14 of 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

‘Tis the time to revisit my “44 French Classic Meals You Need to Try Before You Die” (modified for my tiny Galley kitchen of course) Literally ‘pot on fire’ Pot-au-Few is a traditional French beef stew made with beef marrow bones and root veggies, which brings me to another thought I had for a series of posts… (I do love series don’t I?) Seasonal Eating […]

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#17 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

A few years ago on our way back from a trip to Portugal we made our routine stop at the duty free shop. One of the sales people encouraged me to buy a complete Bloc de Foie Gras… ‘Madame, it is on sale, just 99 €’… Well why not? So buy it I did. You would think that because the sales person had to know […]

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#13 EGGS PIPÉRADE – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

Back to working on my list of 44 Classic French Meals (check out the rest starting here or type 44 in search field) I stopped for a while because the next group of recipes are more for cold weather eating. But this cool rainy day seems to call for something comforting, tasty, a little spicy and good for bread dipping. Our land neighbour who has […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #11

I’m back to picking away at my 44 Classics… this time Tartare… Several years ago now, we were lucky to have the chance to spend a month in Paris. I ordered Boeuf Tartare no less six times And each time the seasonings and presentation were different… different but delicious… ….this, from a little bistro and the portions were monstrous. With this next one I’m going […]

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CHEESE and CORN SOUFFLÉ #10 – 44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

While we are waiting for R.E.D. (our boat) to ‘splash’ , I figured I might as well get back to working my way through these 44 Classic French Meals I need to modify for my galley… This next one will be a challenge… Soufflés are tricky in the best of conditions (they can fall) …and we don’t have an oven onboard. So out comes my […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #9

Hmm…blood pudding might sound a bit ghoulish to some… images of Sweeney Todd… …but I have fond memories of east coast Lunenburg Pudding – savoury, spicy… There were many tasty looking recipes using Black Pudding… one in particular with braised red cabbage and apple but the closer to boating season I get the more I want to simplify… so simplify I did… I made a […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #8

This next recipe is a standard… classic comfort food… and, of course, an easy fix up for the simplest of galleys… My Mom made it using up leftovers from Sunday’s roast beef dinner. I in turn made it for my kids so my recipe usually included ‘hiding’ lots of veggies in the mix. The classic version uses mainly onions, garlic and sometimes corn. Regardless…add…subtract… the […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #7

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this… No preamble necessary… …and no altering the recipe to suit the simpest of galleys. #7 SOLE MEUNIÈRE 2 servings 2 – 4 sole filets 1/4 cup flour sea salt & pepper 2 tbsp cooking oil 2 tbsp butter for sauce… 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley lemon wedges to garnish Rinse filets […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #6

The queen of all soups. That pretty much sums it up… New York Times food critic Amanda Hesser describes it as “One of the strangest and most delicious soup recipes… By the time it is done, the ‘soup’ is like a savory bread pudding and the top has a thick, golden crust that your guests will fight to the death over.” I posted a recipe […]

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44 CLASSIC FRENCH MEALS YOU NEED TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE – #5

This rich veal stew can easily be modified for simple life on the water. Instead of the multitude of steps, I reduced this delicious dish to just a few. From a fairly lenghthy cooking process it was ready within 30 minutes. The secret is to use lean tender veal tenderloin, requiring minimal cooking time.   #5   R.E.D. BLANQUETTE DE VEAU (Creamy veal stew) serves […]

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