10 French Recipes with Garlic

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
At the center of fine dining, French cuisine is known for its beautiful preparation and presentation. If you're looking to impress your loved one or guests, the sophisticated French approach to cooking will set the mood.Salad Lyonnaise by Michel Roux Jr.
1. Salad Lyonnaise
Salad Lyonnaise
Welcome to Michel Roux's Easy French Cooking, where he will teach you some of his favourite traditional French dishes. This hot salad originates from from the city of Lyon in the South of France. It combines the delicious bitter flavor of dandelion leaves, mixed with salty streaky bacon, and a perfectly runny poached egg, making this the perfect light, healthy lunch. So join two Michelin starred chef Michel Roux in this Grokker Premium video, and learn the secrets to great French cooking at home.
2. Make it your own - Pan Fried Duck
Pan Fried Duck
This delicious pan fried duck was inspired by Sage's trip to Toulouse, and uses cape gooseberries to complement the richness of the duck breast. This duck is wonderfully easy to make, and bound to impress your friends. Watch Sage Russell make classic recipes from around the world his own in this Grokker Premium video. Enjoy Sage's Make it your own series and remember to add your own inspiration, and share your photos by posting an 'I Did This'.
3. Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Here's a simple way to turn roast chicken into a special dish: Give it a French twist. Instead of making your standard roast-chicken recipe, why not try this iconic Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. (Yes, 40 cloves. Really!) The super-short ingredient list will give you an idea of how easy it is to make. The chicken browns beautifully and the mingling juices and the butter mellow the garlic (we like to roast it in a cast-iron skillet), making a truly impressive dish that takes almost no effort at all.
4. Ratatouille and Tapenade Chicken
Ratatouille and Tapenade Chicken
Olives, parmesan, basil, tomato and Mediteranean vegetables... classic flavours that work so well together. Add that to some chicken with an olive tapenade, and you're on to a winner! This colourful dish will excite your tastebuds and is surprisingly easy to make, cutting back on stacks of washing up.
5. Homemade Ratatouille
Homemade Ratatouille
Sweet and delicious version of the French classic "Ratatouille". Beautiful colors with vegetables like tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, and bell peppers. Finished off with fresh herbs for an aromatic flavor.
6. Vegetarian Chickpea Cassoulet
Vegetarian Chickpea Cassoulet
Who said vegetarian cooking needs to be boring? Chef Brett MacDonald shows us how to make a delicious Vegetarian Chickpea Cassoulet dish using chickpeas, hazelnuts, tomato marmalade, garlic, shallots and various spices.
7. How to Make Coq au Vin (Chicken and Wine)
How to Make Coq au Vin (Chicken and Wine)
Eat your heart out, Julia Child! Despite the intimidating name, this chicken recipe is easy enough for the average cook and its taste is refined enough to impress the guests!
8. Best French Onion Soup Recipe
Best French Onion Soup Recipe
French Onion Soup is a far cry from the Lipton onion soup packet, but it's not much harder to make. Watch as BC Hoffman and Judith Jones make delicious, deceptively easy onion soup recipes from culinary legend Julia Child and Recipe Wars favorite Tyler Florence. Learn all the tips and tricks that go into making this classic French recipe a perfect, hearty, flavorful winter comfort food and find out whose French Onion Soup Recipe was the best.
9. French Fusion Scallops
French Fusion Scallops
Lemongrass, ginger and shallots create the base for this Asian-inspired Scallop appetizer made famous at Restaurant La Folie in San Francisco. A French and Thai fusion sauce with cilantro foam and coconut broth elevate the dish to perfection. Join the inspiring duo of Chef de Cuisine Michael Hung and Chef and Owner Roland Passot in this Grokker premium video.
10. Lobster Bisque
Lobster Bisque
French Lobster Bisque made easy by Michelin Award Winning Chef Roland Passot. Learn why female lobsters are better than males, and how to tell them apart. This Grokker premium video has all you need to show you how to make the perfect velvety bisque. So grab your lobster, cayenne pepper, a little bit of brandy, and cream, and join Chef and Owner of La Folie, Roland Passot as he shares his recipe for Lobster Bisque.
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