Lunch

7 French Recipes for Lunch

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.How to Make Coq au Vin (Chicken and Wine)
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1. How to Make Coq au Vin (Chicken and Wine)
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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!
2. Pan-Fried Chicken with Sage Butter Sauce
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Running out of recipes for chicken? This straightforward chicken recipe by Executive Chef Geoff Rigby brings Provençal-inspired cooking to your kitchen. In this Grokker Premium video, you will learn how to bread chicken with seasoned flour and breadcrumbs, pan-fry your chicken to a crispy golden-brown, and use the meat juice as a base for a delicious sauce using sage, butter, capers, and lemon.
3. Pan-Fried Veal with Peppers & Tarragon Aioli
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This straightforward veal recipe is a provencal-inspiried dish, perfect for a summer lunch. The veal filet is served on a bed of caramelized bell pepper and leek in balsamic sauce, and accompanied by ailoi made with tarragon, white pepper, and caper vinegar. Grokker Premium video in the Simple and Delicious series by Chef Geoff Rigby.
4. Ratatouille and Tapenade Chicken
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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. Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
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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.
6. Caesar Duck Confit Lettuce Wraps with Anchovy Cream Sauce
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French classic and deliciously cooked duck with fresh thyme, bay leaves, and garlic. Watch this video to learn a simple way to learn how to cook a caesar duck confit.
7. Provençal Rack of Lamb with Ratatouille
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Welcome to Michel Roux's Easy French Cooking, where he will teach you some of his favourite traditional French dishes. This wonderful rack of lamb is flavored with delicious garlic, thyme, and shallot, and is served alongside a traditional ratatouille with aubergine, courgette, red pepper, and tomato, making this the perfect sunday lunch. So join two Michelin starred chef Michel Roux in this Grokker Premium video, and learn the secrets to great French cooking at home.
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