151. Deviled Eggs p.27

151. Deviled Eggs p.27

The recipe
The next few recipes are from a cocktail party we held in honour of a friend’s thesis defense. We invited her to celebrate her accomplishment, and be called Doctor a lot, at an intimate soirée at our place. I was planning a menu around her favourite dishes, and counting on eight to ten people. [...]

19 March 2008 | Hors D'Oeuvres & First Courses, The Book | 3 Comments
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143. Fried Oysters Rémoulade p.329

143. Fried Oysters Rémoulade p.329

The instructions for the oyster’s don’t appear online, but the rémoualde is the same one used in this recipe.
I tried a fried oyster for the first time about six months ago at a very posh restaurant. It was brought out as an unexpected treat between courses, and served with a fiery salsa. It had a [...]

28 January 2008 | Fish and Shellfish, The Book | 3 Comments
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104. Beef Tenderloin with Cornichon Tarragon Sauce p.416

104. Beef Tenderloin with Cornichon Tarragon Sauce p.416

The recipe
Some good friends were coming to dinner, and I wanted to make something a bit special. When I’m looking for dishes suitable for an occasion, beef tenderloin is frequently at the top of that list. I had frozen part of the tenderloin I used for the Twenty-First-Century Beef Wellington so it was an easy [...]

18 October 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 2 Comments
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43. Rabbit With Mustard Sauce p.408

43. Rabbit With Mustard Sauce p.408

The recipe is very similar to this Epicurious version. Except that both Dijon and Whole grain mustard are used, and 2/3 cups shallots are browned in the pan before deglazing the fond.
Rabbit with… wait for it…. wait for it…. mustard sauce! yawn. It’s good, don’t get me wrong. But it seems like people hardly eat [...]

23 June 2007 | Poultry, The Book | 7 Comments
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8. Steak Diane p. 427

8. Steak Diane p. 427

I can’t find a recipe to link to, and that’s a real shame. This dish was a knockout. The classic version uses tenderloin, here The Book calls for much more affordable sirloins. The steaks were flavourful and ended up fillet mignon tender after a pummeling with an empty wine bottle. The steaks were seasoned [...]

12 March 2007 | Beef, Veal, Pork, and Lamb, The Book | 2 Comments
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