French in a Flash

Quick and easy recipes that prove that great French food doesn't require a tall hat and a fancy kitchen.

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Duck Burgers With Pickled Fennel and Prune Mayonnaise

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A mustardy burger made with duck breast and topped with lettuce, fresh pickled fennel, and prune mayonnaise. More

Three-Cheese Hearty Greens and Puff Pastry Tart

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Swiss chard, spinach, and leeks mixed with ricotta, Gruyère, Parmesan, and pine nuts makes the perfect filling for a slightly virtuous, slightly decadent vegetarian puff pastry tart. More

Wild Mushroom and Truffle Muffin-Tin Omelets

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Roasted wild mushrooms, parmesan, and truffle oil all get whisked into eggs and baked into puffed, fluffy individual omelettes in muffin tins. More

Baked Scallops with Endive

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This simple baked scallop and endive dinner takes four ingredients (plus salt, pepper, and a lemon to serve it with) with no extra dishes to clean. More

Salmon with Thyme and Three-Lemon Crème Fraîche

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This salmon roasted with lemon and thyme can be served hot or room temperature with a simple sauce of crème fraîche, thyme, and lemon in three forms: zest, juice, and preserved. More

Hearty Chard, Pancetta, and Pecorino Quiche

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Here's a simple French favorite stuffed with some Italian staples: crisp pancetta, salty Pecorino, and hearty Swiss chard. Perfect for Christmas morning while tearing up wrapping paper. More

Salt-Baked Fish Stuffed with Herbs and Lemon

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Here's how to make the most simple, delicious, juicy, and fragrant whole roast fish. Brought to the table in a thick crust of crackable salt, it's a show stopper. More

Quatre Épices Glazed Carrots

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Little, sweet baby carrots simply prepared in a savory, spiced glaze of ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper is perfect for the holidays. More

Broiled Scallops Provençale

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Juicy, sweet sea scallops get quickly baked with little grape tomatoes and a herby breadcrumb topping packed with garlic, basil, and a little bit of butter. More

Niçoise Toasts with Fresh Tuna and Tomatoes

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Grilled bread gets rubbed with garlic, topped with a light and tangy basil fromage blanc, and piled with a chopped Niçoise salad of fresh roasted tuna, grape tomatoes, black and green olives, capers, olive oil, and lemon. More

Turkey Au Vin

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Turkey legs get slow cooked in a classic French sauce of mushrooms, shallots, thyme, Cognac, red wine, and stock. The resulting stew is perfect over creamy mashed potatoes or buttered gnocchi. More

Cheesy Papillons

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During fun holiday get-togethers, serve cheesy puffs of savory pastry instead of bread in big baskets down the center of the table. More

Slow-Roasted Duck Leg and Crunchy Root Vegetable Salad

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Crisp, salty duck and bright, snappy root vegetable slaw make for the perfect fall lunch. More

Roasted Beet Soup with Thyme, Lemon, and Crème Fraîche

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This simple, hearty, healthy, and delicious soup is made from roasted beets, sweet leeks, woodsy thyme, vegetable broth, and a squirt of lemon. Thick, hot, and autumnal, it's best topped with a creamy dollop of crème fraîche. More

Crispy Cod Cooked 'Unilaterally' with Creamed Leeks

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Simply cook cod on one side until it's crisp and golden and serve it on a bed of delicate creamed leeks for an easy, not too heavy dish. More

Crispy Creamy Fennel Gratin

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Fennel braised in cream until it's soft and baked under a crunchy blanket of breadcrumbs, herbs, and Pecorino Romano is a bright and original take on the original scalloped potato. More

Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Lime Noodles

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Fresh tuna crusted in sesame seeds and seared, on a bed of ready-bought egg noodles, vibrant green veggies and herbs, and a light soy-lime sauce. Can't beat it! More

Crisp Haricots Verts Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Garlic

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For the perfect lunch, try this simple, warm salad of crisp haricots verts, garlic chips, olive oil, and smashed plum tomatoes with warm bread on the side. More

Tagliatelle with Red Provençal Pistou

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Fresh tagliatelle gets tossed with a Provençal pistou full of garlic, basil, and those red, ripe sun-dried tomatoes. More

Mustardy Salmon in a Packet with Asparagus

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Delicate asparagus. Flaky salmon. Jaunty mustard. Just wrap them all up in a foil-parchment packet and bake. What comes out is perfectly steamed fish, tender asparagus, and a punchy sauce. The best part? It's ready in twelve minutes with no clean up. More

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