Vegetable & Salad Recipes

Vegetable Recipes

Vegetable (Cabbage) Soup

While not quite French it this wonderful Italian soup works well with the vegetables available in France in winter.It is one of our favorite soups and is called Zuppa di…

Truffles

Truffles –  Black Diamonds In Perigord you will find black truffles which often go by the name ‘black Perigord truffle’ after the region. The tuber grows at the base of…

Steamed Red Cabbage with Dijon Vinegarette

Ingredients  700 gms red cabbage 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice A pinch freshly ground black pepper salt 1 clove garlic finely minced Method…

Spicy Baked Cauliflower

Spicy Baked Cauliflower This is one of our favourite cauliflower dishes Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pinch ground…

Spicy Aubergine

In France we can get eggplant all year round so I am always searching for new and interesting things to do with this lovely fruit. (Yes it is a fruit)…

Sarlat Potatoes

Good old Sarlat potatoes……cooked in duck fat and seasoned with garlic and parsley…..once you’ve eating these you’ll never go back to boring old roast potatoes. There are so many ways…

Ratatouille Provençal

Ratatouille hails from the Mediterranean and like many traditional French recipes it varies from area to area. It can be served hot, at room temperature or cold straight from the…

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup Ingredients Serves 6800 g Pumpkin peeled and cut in large cubes200 ml Cream1 tsp grated nutmeg1 tsp ground ginger1 tbsp soft brown sugar Method Cook the pumpkin in…

Potatoes in Sour Cream (Banarasi Aloo)

Looking for something new to do with potatoes? This very simple dish is just delicious and yet so quick and easy to make. Ingredients 3 tablespoons sunflower oil1 teaspoon fennel…

Potato Salad

Potato Salad A classic potato salad, I use creme fraiche in France as it is easier to get than sour cream and we like the added touch of Dijon mustard.12…

La Truffade

Delicious potato cake with cheese and bacon from Auvergne and usually served with sausages. Ingredients 140 grams lardons  2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or duck fat) 900 grams potatoes finely sliced…

Courgette Gratin

This dish is wonderful with any meat and a green leafy salad Courgette Gratin Serves 4Ingredients2 Tablespoons Duck Fat2 Onions finely sliced4 Fat Courgettes sliced180 Grams Basmati Rice500 Mls Hot…

Chestnut Crepes with Mushrooms

Crepe Ingredients2 eggs100 g chestnut flour250 ml milk, at room temperature1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley1/4 teaspoon saltPinch of freshly grated nutmeg30 g melted butterMushroom Ingredients3 tablespoons olive oil2 cloves…

Cepes a la Savoyarde

Cepes are one of the most famous foods in France, it is a delicacy and quite expensive.. This wild edible mushroom is a large bolete with a dull brown cap,…

Cépes à la Sarladaise

Ceps with Potatoes and Garlic or Cépes à la Sarladaise This is a very traditional recipe from the beautiful and historic region of Perigord. This popular dish is normally served with…

Cauliflower

My beloved came home from the market the other day with the biggest cauliflower I have ever seen…and there lay the challenge…given (in my opinion) the old cauli can be…

Cabbage and Goats Cheese Filo Scroll

In the dead of winter there are slim pickings at the market in the fruit and vegetable area…but there are a number of varieties of cabbage available and while I do…

Cabbage and Fetta Phyllo Scroll

Ingredients 2 leeks white part finely sliced 1 small onion diced 250g / 1/4 cabbage finely sliced 2 teaspoons cumin powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed 250 grams goats Fetta …

Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage Chou Rouge Red cabbage is extremely popular in all regions of France and each area has is own traditional recipe….here is just one version.  Serves 4 to 6…

Asparagus with Hollandaise

This rich sauce can also delicious over poached eggs Ingredients Serves 4 24 Asparagus Spears  2 egg yolks 2 teaspoons lemon juice 90 g unsalted butter, cut into cubes Was the asparagus…

Artichoke and Foie Gras Canapés

Delicious with an Aperitif such as Kir or Kir RoyaleArtichoke and Foie Gras canapésFor 6 peopleIngredients:12 small artichoke heartsOlive oil and butter12 slices of foie gras (30-40g each)Balsamic vinegarSalt and pepperMethod:Remove…
Salad Recipes

Walnut Oil Salad

Walnut Oil Salad (Salade à L’Huile de Noix) This is a traditional salad in the Dordogne where walnuts are grown commercially. Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Ingredients Roquette or…

Truffle Salad

Truffle Salad (La Salade Truffé) Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Ingredients 1 truffle, brushed  Mixed lettuce leaves 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 tablespoon of walnut oil A tablespoon…

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad Serves 2 Ingredients 1 piece quality steak  Salad Handful rocket Handful of fresh herb (coriander and basil work well) 1 small red onion finely, sliced 8 –…

Sweet Potato and Fetta Salad

Sweet Potato and Fetta Salad This recipe is an absolute favourite and perfect when entertaining. Ingredients Olive Oil3 -4 Large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes3 dried chillies,…

Spicy Chicken Salad with Cabbage

This Thai staple is along way from French food…but it is delicious and a great way to use up some of the cabbage you have in the fridge! Larb Gai…

Potato Salad

Potato Salad A classic potato salad, I use creme fraiche in France as it is easier to get than sour cream and we like the added touch of Dijon mustard.12…

Perigord Salad

Perigord Salad (Salad Périgourdine) As the name suggest Perigord Salad, (Salade Périgordine) is a traditional recipe from Perigord which is the ancient name for the area now called the Dordogne.…

Mozzarella, Beetrooot and Fig Salad

Mozzarella, Beetroot and Fig Salad A wonderful entree on a summers day. Ingredients 4 large Beetroot olive oil salt  2 oranges 150 grams sugar 200 mls water 6 ripe fis…

Leek Vinaigrette with Hard Bolied Egg

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 medium leeks, trimmed  5 tablespoon red wine vinegar2 teaspoon Dijon mustardFreshly ground white pepper, to taste Salt7 tablespoon olive oil8 sprigs parsley1 hard-boiled egg, chopped INSTRUCTIONS…

Foie Gras Salad with Fig Conserve

Salad de Foie Gras avec Figue confit Ingredients Mâché or Roquette leaves Bloc de Foie Gras sliced* Baguette sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar or white…

Beetroot, Rocket and Fetta Salad

Beetroot, Rocket and Feta Salad INGREDIENTS 4-5 medium beetroot, peeled A good handful washed rocket 75g.Feta 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil METHOD Cut beetroot into…