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French food specialties

We will offer you all the specialties of the French food. Each specialty is presented within its regional context accompanied by a list of traditional producers , guardians of tradition and expertise which have been handed down from generation to generation.
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If you should spend a few days in one of France's twenty-two Regions, we will provide you with the names and addresses of French restaurants where you will discover, or rediscover, the many flavors of the French cuisine we offer you on this site.When speaking of such traditional specialities from our soil and french cuisine , many mouth-watering recipes immediately come to mind.These French recipes are an integral part of our cultural cooking heritage. The result of our culinary creativity which arise from a search for excelence through centuries of traditional family cooking : the French touch .... but enough chattering, welcome to France! Enjoy your stroll …

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Braised Halibut Provencal Recipe

This classic French-cuisine dish features the bright flavors of Provence: garlic, shallots, fennel, tomatoes, olives, and fresh sage. Serve it, along with a healthy serving of the pan sauce, over couscous.

INGREDIENTS:

* 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* 1 clove garlic, pressed
* ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
* 2 shallots, sliced
* 1 fennel bulb, chopped
* 1 14-oz can seasoned tomatoes
* ½ cup bottled clam juice
* 12 black olives, pitted
* 1 1/2 lbs halibut, cut into 3-inch pieces
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ¼ teaspoon black pepper
* 1 tablespoon fresh sage, cut into fine strips(chiffonade)

PREPARATION:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a deep ovenproof skillet over medium heat, and sauté the garlic and red pepper flakes for 1 minute. Add the shallots and fennel; cook for 5 minutes.

Add the seasoned tomatoes and clam juice. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes until fennel is tender and liquid is slightly reduced. Remove from heat and stir in the olives.

Season the halibut with salt and pepper, and then arrange over hot tomato mixture in skillet. Bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes, until fish is cooked through. Stir the sage chiffonade into the hot vegetable mixture and serve.




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Cognac Shrimp with Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

This easy shrimp main dish is quick and easy to prepare. Serve it with couscous and Red Pepper Bean Salad.

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 shallot, chopped
* ½ cup dry white wine
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon heavy cream
* 12 tablespoons cold butter
* 1/16 teaspoon white pepper
* 5 tablespoons butter
* ¾ lb medium shrimp, rinsed and deveined
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons Cognac

PREPARATION:

To make Beurre Blanc:

Simmer the shallots, white wine, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over low-medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until the mixture is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Add the cream and bring to just under a simmer.

When the first few bubbles rise, turn the heat down very slightly and add the 12 tablespoons of butter, one tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. Be sure to allow one pat of butter to melt completely before adding the next. Once the butter is fully incorporated, season the beurre blanc sauce with white pepper and set aside.

In a skillet over high heat, melt 5 tablespoons of butter, and then sauté shrimp, turning a few times until cooked through – about 3-4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and season the shrimp with salt. Carefully add the Cognac(it may flame) and stir thoroughly. Spoon the warm beurre blanc sauce over the hot shrimp and serve.

Makes 2 servings.

"Words can not describe what this dish does to your senses! It is relatively simple to make, yet tastes like you had a head chef from a prominent restaurant prepare it for you. Definitely will impress EVERYONE!!...even the pickiest eaters."



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