Moules à la Normande are a variation of the classic Moules marinière using the cider produced in the region. Some recipes use mushrooms and some bacon which is how I like mine. We have a long tradition of cider making in the Channel Islands. For my recipe I am using La Robeline Cider. Since 2005 Richard and Sarah Matlock have been producing a ‘champagne’ style cider. Using a vintage French cider press shipped over from Normandy.
Chicken Forestière – a classic taste of Autumn
Chicken Forestière – a classic taste of Autumn. It is Autumn again, and possibly my favourite time of year for cooking, as it’s the season of stews and casseroles and proper puddings. Chicken Forestière is a real favourite and is packed full of the autumnal flavours of mushrooms, thyme, and garlic. My recipe is made…
Lobster and Prawn Thermidor
Lobster Thermidor is a classic way of serving lobster. Usually served in its own shell. Cooked in a very rich sauce of béchamel, cream, egg yolks and finished under the grill with Gruyere or Parmesan. There is some debate as to whether the sauce is flavoured with brandy and English mustard. But it is the…
Smoked Mackerel Niçoise Salad
Smoked Mackerel Niçoise Salad. If you don’t already know a Niçoise salad is named after the French city of Nice. It is packed with Mediterranean or Provencal flavours. Nicoise salad has been described as “one of the best combinations of salad ingredients ever invented”.