This is basically poached meat and vegetables that takes on an air of elegance and sophistication. A nice change of pace to serve at your summer get-together. Adapted from Good Food Magazine, July 1987.
There is a lovely little French cafe I have been to that serves the best olives on the table. The secret is in the marinade. Instead of purchasing seasoned olives from your local olive bar, try seasoning them yourself. You'll be very pleased with the outcome. Also makes a lovely gift.
White, black, green and pink peppercorns add wonderful flavor to this very special roast. A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or French Bordeaux is the perfect wine to serve. As for vegetables, mix butter and tarragon with cooked baby carrots and green beans for a delicious accompaniment, then round it out with my Recipe #321181. Now that's a holiday feast!
This recipe makes enough sauce for 4 servings, but any extra is great as a dressing for potato or other salads, or can be used as a vegetable dip, or spooned on baked potatoes. Serve these burgers as is, on a bun, or on French bread, adding the usual lettuce, tomato, and onion if you like.
A sophisticated wine sorbet that would be an elegant addition to any special gathering. Prep time does not include chilling time or overnight freezing time. To cool the sugar syrup mixture quickly, place bowl in larger bowl of ice and stir occasionally. It should be cold in about 15 minutes.
Souffles are generally for the ambitious, but they are well worth the effort. While this one is not your traditional kind (there is no rising involved and worries that it will collapse), this one can be made ahead and brought out for a show-stopping finale to your summmertime get-together. Prep time does not include 2 hours to chill. Adapted from Good Food Magazine, July 1987.