Category Archives: 7. Meat Dishes

Couscous Royal

When the French are asked to name their favorite dishes, couscous invariably comes near the top of the list. And why not? This import from North Africa is delicious, economical and healthy. The fluffy semolina grain forms a bed for … Continue reading

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Veau braisé aux épices

My friend Vera, a superlative cook, served this spicy slow-cooked veal dish on the occasion of her husband’s birthday last year. It was summer, and the birthday dinner was in the garden of their country house in Provence. There were … Continue reading

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Epaule d’agneau rôti à l’ail

Roast shoulder of lamb makes a fine centerpiece at Easter, Passover or any time of the year. In this recipe, the meat is surrounded by whole cloves of garlic, which soften while roasting into a sweet, succulent paste. The garlic … Continue reading

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Sauté d’agneau

Sauté d’agneau is one of those great French classics that used to feature frequently on bistro menus, especially when the weather turned cool. These days this succulent lamb dish is harder to find in Paris restaurants, where current culinary fashion … Continue reading

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Carré d’agneau

When is a lamb chop not a lamb chop? It may seem a minor distinction, but here in France a carré d’agneau (rack of lamb) is considered a different dish altogether than côtelettes d’agneau (lamb chops), the difference being that … Continue reading

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Boulettes d’agneau aux herbes

When summer finally rolls around over here, our kitchen goes Mediterranean. The sultry breezes make it easy to forget that Paris is in northern France, far from the turquoise waters. Salads from Provence, Spain, Greece, Morocco and Lebanon appear, eggplant … Continue reading

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Steak au poivre

A dish that can bring down the house — literally — is steak au poivre, the classic French bistro offering of tender beef crusted with cracked black pepper and topped with a cognac-cream sauce. When I embarked on this recipe, … Continue reading

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Travers de porc au miel

Barbecued ribs in France? When I first arrived in Paris, I spent a long time with The Joy of Cooking trying to create American-style barbecue sauce from scratch. It wasn’t easy. Just tracking down the Worcestershire sauce could take an … Continue reading

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Brochettes d’agneau au romarin

Hot summer evenings are the perfect time for outdoor grilling. But what if you don’t have access to a barbecue? Marooned in Paris for most of the summer, I decided to investigate. The solution: lamb kebabs on wooden skewers, marinated … Continue reading

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Tagine de veau aux petits pois et citron

This Moroccan dish is unusual in that it uses fresh lemons, which marry perfectly with veal and first-of-the-season peas to create a zingy blend of flavors. The tartness of the lemon juice is softened by honey and cilantro, and the … Continue reading

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