Category french

vegetable ragout

Vegetable Ragout (Ratatouille)

1 small eggplant
1 medium onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
4 medium tomatoes, quartered
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch cubes...

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tarragon chicken

Tarragon Chicken (Poulet ? L’estragon)

This is a favorite dish in the Burgundy region of France.

1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1 cup chicken broth or bouillon
3 medium carrots, sliced
1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or
    1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 c...

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scallops and mushrooms in wine sauce

Scallops and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce (Coquilles Saint-Jacques ? la Parisienne)

Coquille is the French word for "shell." Coquilles Saint-Jacques is the French name for "scallops."

2 (12 ounce) packages frozen scallops,
    thawed, or 1 1/2 pound fresh scallops
1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)
2 scallions or ...

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sauce bernaise

Sauce Bernaise

1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon minced scallion
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
3 peppercorns
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon warm water
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt

Boil vinegar, wine, onion, tarragon and peppercorns in small saucepan until liquid has reduced to 2 tablespoons. Pour liquid through fine sieve...

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radish and watercress salad

Radish and Watercress Salad (Radis R?p?s)

8 ounces watercress
3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly-ground pepper
12 radishes, sliced 

Remove tough stems from watercress; break sprigs into bite-size pieces. Arrange watercress on plates. Mix oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over radishes; toss. Spoon radish mixture over watercress.

Yields 6...

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