Monthly Archives: March 2011

Honey Roasted Duck Legs

This was a wonderful recipe.   Thank you Vietnamese people!   Thank you newasiancuisine.com!  I chose to serve this as an appetizer but I will make this again to serve with noodles. I decided to do something with duck legs … Continue reading

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Clay Pot Roasted Veal Shoulder with Mushrooms

This roast cooked up in the clay pot in 45 minutes.    The smell from the herbs, onions and shallots was incredible! Boy howdy! Along side the veal and mushrooms, I added a mound of garlic smashed potatoes with skin. … Continue reading

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Salmon Anytime, Anyway

I bought a nice, big piece of salmon yesterday at Leclerc’s.  It was a difficult decision because they had a beautiful, small piece of Irish salmon also.   I asked Jade and she voted for big.   It was unanimous. … Continue reading

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Mini Casseroles of Veal Kidneys in Mustard Sauce

I like kidneys, Jade likes kidneys but the men don’t.   More for us.   Their aversion is to “les abats”, or the insides of any animal.  Well guys, the French are standing in line for this, paying ridiculous prices … Continue reading

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Red Mullet Fillets with Saffron Sauce

Here in France these pretty little babies are called rouget barbet.   I had these once at our town’s 2 star Michelin restaurant, La Madeleine,  and couldn’t get them out of my mind. That was about 3 or 4 years … Continue reading

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Foie de Veau aux Oignons Dore et Lardon: Liver and Onions

Jade is turning into a little gourmet or gourmand :)   She wanted veal liver again.   Decided to go old school with onions and bacon, like my mom. But first I wanted to move some things on that have … Continue reading

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Sesame Ginger Beef with Two Peppers

Sesame Ginger Beef with Two Peppers 1/2 pound of beef steak, sliced into strips 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp sesame seed oil 1 shallot, thinly sliced vertically 4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped 1 inch piece of ginger, slivered … Continue reading

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Jade’s Leek and Gorgonzola Quiche

Every Wednesday Jade has a day off from school.  Today she was food gazing in my Saveur magazine and decided she would really like to make the leek and Gorgonzola quiche.  She’s really starting to be interested in cooking/eating and excited about … Continue reading

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Chiquetaille Trio: Canape, Verrine and Salad

Four days have passed,  the chiquetaille (cod fish salad)http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/haitian-chiquetaille-cod-fish-salad/ is now ready to eat and you’re probably wondering what to do with it.   So was I. I, inexplicably, made a double recipe so I ended up with two large jars … Continue reading

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Calf’s Liver with Date and Onion Compote

Monday market day!   As is too usual, I was hanging around the triperie (tripe shop).   Although I didn’t have anything in mind, I joined the queue anyway.  When it was finally my turn, I decided to buy some … Continue reading

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