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Minute Recipe: Basil Cheese Dip.
Born in Lyon, France, Jacques demonstrates his regional versions of fried and poached eggs as he makes the classic salad Frisée aux Lardons. Then, with thoughts of summer, he makes Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato and Anchovy Sauce. In a sweet ending, Jacques talks about spending time with his granddaughter while he makes an impressive-looking -- but simple to assemble -- Chocolate Cups and Chocolate Rocher with Hazelnuts and Cornflakes.
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Minute Recipe: Mini Croques-Monsieur.
Jacques reminisces about his childhood and celebrates the bounty of the season. He cooks up a batch of ratatouille that can be served two ways. While it's perfectly delicious on its own, Jacques serves it with pasta in Ratatouille with Penne. Seafood stars in Shrimp with Cabbage and Red Caviar, and delicate peaches end the show in Jacques' classically prepared Peach Melba.
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Minute Recipe: Spanish Tomato Bread and Serrano Ham or Prosciutto.
Pantry staples and convenience foods take the stress out of visitors popping in! Jacques begins with a handy, pre-made pizza shell for his Chorizo, Mushroom, and Cheese Pizza. With a box of pasta and can of tuna from the cupboard, he creates Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna. Lastly, a couple of eggs combined with the pantry staples of flour and sugar are whipped up into a kid-friendly dessert: Popover with Apricot Jam.
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Minute Recipe: Savory Iceberg Cups.
When in doubt, start with dessert! It's easy to do when you use a tortilla for the crust as Jacques does in his Crisp Pear Tart. Fresh bay scallops are shown in the shell at their very best (and become too tempting for Jacques who can't resist nibbling on them) in the light and vibrant Bay Scallops in Mignonnette Sauce. For a homier dish, Jacques shares his comforting Sausage Patties with Pumpkin Seeds and Mushrooms served with Cornmeal Mush.
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Minute Recipe: Eggs and Anchovies.
Little tricks make life in the kitchen so much easier, and Jacques is always ready with tips to simplify or speed up a task. Here he pops clams into the freezer for a few minutes to make opening them a breeze for his Baked Clams Madison. Jacques suggests cod as the perfect choice for those who hesitate to cook fish. It stays moist through cooking and, when topped with an olive crust in Cod in Olive-Tomato Crust, it packs a lot of flavor. Skillet Broccoli Bits make a great pairing with the fish. Finally, warm hazelnut-chocolate spread is mixed with ice cream to form the sauce in Mango with Nutella Sauce.
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Minute Recipe: Glazed Sausage Bits. When Jacques discovers a new bread at a local restaurant, he cannot resist developing his own version. The result is the first dish on the show, Tibetan Flatbread. The bread is cooked in a frying pan, and Claudine holds her breath as Jacques flips it after seven minutes. Next, Jacques reveals that he doesn't throw out broccoli stems. In fact, the stems are his favorite part of the vegetable and also the main ingredient in his Risotto with Broccoli Stems. Salmon Burgers on Baby Arugula appear before Jacques shows the versatility of citrus by cutting Grapefruit Suprêmes and candying the rind.
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Minute Recipe: Chicken Persillade. Jacques breaks with tradition to make a Skillet Apple Charlotte cooked in a single pan. From a jar of mayonnaise, he makes a dressing -- that's his alone -- to serve with eggs, anchovies, and tomatoes in a Harlequin Salad. And when veal isn't an option for the classic scaloppine, Jacques chooses turkey breast for a twist in Turkey Scallopini with Morels served with Middle Eastern Couscous with Saffron.
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Minute Recipe: Salmon Mousse. Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Grape Tomatoes is impressive, but Jacques shows that making this spinach and cheese stuffed roast doesn't have to be complicated. Setting the stage for a dinner to remember is a simple version of an elegant classic: Cream of Leek and Mushroom Soup. Mini Almond Cakes doused in ruby red Raspberry Sauce crown this special party menu.
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Minute Recipe: Salmon Rolls. Endive, chicory, Belgium endive -- Jacques explains the differences between these vegetables, starting with Rigatoni with Lettuce and Eggplant and Sautéed Julienned Endive. A trip to the fish counter results in a harvest of some ocean "greens," too! Seaweed-lined bamboo steamer baskets hold fresh seafood for Steamed Fish and Shellfish Baskets. The pantry supplies dessert as dried figs and walnuts poached in honeyed wine appear in Sautéed Stuffed Figs with Blueberries, a dessert that pairs perfectly with the sweet fortified wine, Madeira.
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Minute Recipe: Cheese Balls with Pignoli Nuts. For an unusual crispy snack to keep friends munching, Jacques makes Crunchy Kale. Then, forget long hours over the stove, Jacques shows us how to make chili without fuss in a pressure cooker for a game day favorite, Chili con Carne with Lettuce and Cheese. For dessert, Pears Bonne Femme are easy and decadent. To add an eclectic note and bit of extravagance, Jacques makes potato pancakes, known as Criques. Served with sustainable Californian caviar, these tasty morsels are both delicious and environmentally friendly!
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Minute Recipe: Surimi Salad on Greens. With daughter Claudine visiting the kitchen, Jacques uses a local blue cheese to make Mini Savory Cheesecakes on Arugula. Even when Claudine forgets to coat the sides of the soufflé dishes with breadcrumbs, they can still be unmolded for serving! Steamed Scrod Packages in Pimiento Sauce and Butternut Squash Sauté complete the menu's savory dishes, leaving a comforting Tapioca Banana Coconut Pudding for dessert.
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Minute Recipe: Cherries in Eau de Vie.
Light, lean and big on flavor! This menu features Small Crocks of Shrimp in Hot Vegetable Broth and lean pork tenderloin in Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce accompanied by a mélange of Spinach, Macadamia Nuts and Raisins. For dessert, it's Butter Pecan Ice Cream paired with Apple Maple Topping making a feast worthy of any company!
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Minute Recipe: Goat Cheese Toast.
Jacques makes the sweet, nutty flavors of winter squash tickle the palate with a warm and creamy Butternut Squash Velvet whilst he admits to supplying his brother with seeds of this New World squash. Blossoming roses of creamy fish in Fillet of Sole with Mushroom Sauce are paired with Peas, Mushrooms and Endive along with tips to help keep your sauce from breaking. The meal ends with an unusual combination of Seckel Pears in Coffee and a grated chocolate garnish.
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Minute Recipe: Melba Toast.
For Jacques, nothing beats an earthy soup to keep you warm during the coldest season and his Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup hits the spot. To spice up the evening, he creates a pocket in boneless chicken breasts to fill with a tasty stuffing in Chicken Supremes with Tapenade and Mushroom Sauce served over Vegetable Couscous. The meal ends on a sweet note with a Pear Compote and freshly baked Almond Crumble Cookies.
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Minute Recipe: Radish Toast.
When Claudine comes to visit, Jacques wants to spend the day with his daughter and granddaughter, so he turns to his pressure cooker to prepare a speedy Lamb Curry, and serves it over Rice with Raisins. To begin the meal, Jacques manages to stretch four ounces of sea scallops into a dish for four in the form of Scallop Pancakes on Boston Salad, the aroma of the cooking pancakes makes it impossible to resist tasting the first ones hot out of the pan. For the finale, Jacques transforms a tortilla and a can of apricots into a beautiful and delicious Crisp Apricot Galette.
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Living close to the Connecticut shore offers Jacques the opportunity to celebrate the bounties of the sea. He loves seafood and begins this menu with a Picante Mussel Pilaf. Next, Jacques surprises viewers with a novel take on a breadcrumb coating for Onion-Crusted Sole with Anchovy Butter. He ends with a popular French dessert that's not quite an omelet, yet not quite a custard -- it's an Apricot Clafoutis.
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If left on a desert island, Jacques thinks he'd be quite happy as long as he had some chickens! For Jacques, the prize part of the chicken is the thigh, and he thinks you'll agree when you try Crusty Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce, served with a tasty Fricasse of Brussels Sprouts and Bacon. An inspired use of instant potato flakes to thicken a soup shows up in the fast-cooking Seafood Chowder topped with fresh crabmeat. To end on a relaxing note, Jacques arranges a presentation of Stilton with Apple and Nuts to accompany a delicious glass of vintage or aged Tawny Port.
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Minute Recipe:Cheesy Breadsticks. Bread takes time to make but Jacques Pepin shows viewers how to mix and bake a loaf of bread in one pot in his Slow and Easy Bread in a Pot. Next he shares his favorite eggs prepared in little containers known as Cocoette Eggs with Creamed Mushrooms. When Jacques raids the pantry and freezer, he finds the fixings to make a Ragout of Broccolini, Beans and Sausage. Fresh berries and a neat twist on a bought pastry crust end the meal with Cookie Dough Raspberry Tart.
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Jacques loves all eggs, all ways! Cooking them correctly is an important technique, and who better to demonstrate the perfect hard-cooked egg than a master of technique! Jacques begins this menu with hard-cooked eggs used as a garnish for his Asparagus Fans with Mustard Sauce. Simply seared in moments, Scallops Grenobloise is the ultimate fast dish, and when served with Potato Gratin with Cream, it makes a rich main course. Jam Tartines with Fruit Sherbert concludes the menu.
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Episode 207: Layered Elegance. Minute Recipe: Rice Paper Rolls with Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Jacques shows his daughter Claudine how presentation can make a simple, traditional dish truly elegant by layering feta, cucumber and onion with tomato slices to make his Tall Greek Tomato Salad. Poached Salmon in Sour Cream Herb Sauce follows as Jacques reveals his father's dislike of olive oil to Claudine. Together they make a variation of his mother's recipe, Stew of Peas and Carrots -- a meal in itself! Dessert is pure simplicity with Sweet Riccota Gateaux with Peach Sauce.
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Chockfull of Surprises. Minute Recipe: Asian Chicken Livers. Surprising tastes, tricks, and techniques abound in this show as Jacques checks the labels on canned ingredients to make Pumpkin Gratin. He hides treasures inside Tomato Surprise and naps the Grilled Striped Bass with Romesco Sauce. To complete the menu, some of the best Californian brandy made makes its appearance in Cherries in Armagnac Sauce with Pound Cake.
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Minute Recipe: Anchovy Spread. Combining silky tuna, crunchy apples, herbaceous chives, and piquant shallots, Jacques assembles a mountain of fresh Bluefin Tuna Tartare with Apple to open the show. Inspired by the flavors of the East, Jacques prepares exotic Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese, cooked rare and served with a refreshing Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce and a "gratin" of Corn Parfait. He ends his cooking adventure with Cream Cheese and Fruit Medley.
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Minute Recipe: Beet, Stilton, Apple and Nut Salad. Jacques cuts the cooking time of a whole chicken in half with a pair of shears and a few cuts of his knife in this flavorful Roasted Split Chicken with a Mustard Crust. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes make the perfect side dish. Pizza is made quicker and easier when you use a ready made base, and Jacques personalizes it with an unusual twist when he crisps Lavash to make Smoked Salmon Pizza garnished with capers, onion and cilantro. He concludes with a no-frills Greek Yogurt, Walnuts and Honey arguably one of his fastest desserts.
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Minute Recipe: Fried Capers.
Lobster Roll Medallions on Spinach Salad show off Jacques new presentation of a summer seafood favorite. He proves that a craving for hearty food can be satisfied in minutes with Quick Lamb Stew where vegetables are cooked separately and the lamb is served rare. Then skip the time and effort it takes to make the crust for a tart and head straight for the filling in this shortcut that encases Small Berry Custards in pretty dishes.
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Minute Recipe: Cured Herring Starter.
Jacques fires up the kitchen with a mouth-watering Skirt Steak Grandma accented with freshly squeezed lime in anchovy and garlic sauce. He complements this hearty dish with a classic Gnocchi with Eggs and Scallions and Sauteed Curly Mustard Greens with Hot Sausage. The elegantly presented Chestnut Cream Mont-Blanc, with crushed pieces of scrumptious biscotti, chestnut puree, and whipped cream, is simply a delicious ending.
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Minute Recipe: Butter Bean Canapés.
Jacques' world travels influence his cooking and with this menu we'll savor the essence of Spain. Bold and Spicy Gazpacho kicks off the meal followed by Shellfish and Chicken Paella. A detour to pick up some Caribbean flavors makes the last dish of Pineapple In Dark Rum Sauce worth a trip to the kitchen.
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This is a fast and luscious hors d'oeuvre to serve with drinks, especially strong ones like martinis, margaritas, or rum punch. Any sausage can be used, but I like the large, juicy kielbasa that I find at my local supermarket. For the glaze, I use pomegranate juice and a bit of ketchup, but you can also use orange, apple, or cranberry juice and a dash of maple syrup or honey, as well as Tabasco hot pepper sauce or cayenne pepper.
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Jacques Pepin prepares a fast and easy Cured Herring Starter
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For an unusual cocktail accompaniment, I like to deep-fry capers. Although small capers are preferred for most recipes, the largest capers available are the best for deep-frying. Crunchy and nutty, these will surprise and delight your guests.
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This classic salad makes an elegant and tasty first course for a dinner or a great lunch main dish. I simplify the preparation by using sliced canned beets.
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An ideal vehicle for slightly stale bread, these "sticks" lend originality to your breadbasket and are excellent with most foods, from soup to meat to cheese.
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Roasted red peppers are sold at the deli counter. I transform them into a fast dip to enjoy with cocktails.
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This is an appetizer for anchovy aficionados. My wife adores this spread on pasta, toast or, as I suggest here, on cheese.
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Minute Recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. These livers, which are poached and served in a hot sauce, are a fabulous appetizer. The sauce, which can be made ahead, is also good with steamed fish, as a seasoning for salad, or sprinkled over steamed vegetables. The livers take only about 2 minutes to cook.
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Minute Recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. Rice papers, or spring roll wrappers, are transparent brittle disks made of rice flour. They're available at Asian markets, specialty stores, and some supermarkets. They need only 45 seconds to a minute to rehydrate in water, making them soft, pliable, and usable for quick hors d'oeuvres. They can be stuffed with shrimp, fish, meat, and vegetables, as well as cheese, ham, olives, or nuts; use whatever you have on hand.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. Gravlax is one of my favorite hors d'oeuvres, and I usually present it on buttered bread or cucumber slices. One day when I was slicing salmon, I decided to cut some of it into small cubes, quickly cure them, and serve them on toothpicks. These only take a minute to prepare. The fresher the salmon, the more outstanding the finished morsels.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. I learned how to cook bacon in a microwave oven from my wife and I now never cook it any other way. It's easy and fast and crisps the bacon uniformly. There can be variations in timing from one microwave to another, but regular bacon generally cooks in about 4 minutes and thicker slices require up to 6 minutes. Cook the thick slices for 4 minutes initially and then check them every 30 seconds or so and continue until the bacon is cooked to your liking. Choose as lean a bacon as you can find. I prefer thick-sliced bacon. Brushing the top of the slices with maple syrup or honey imparts a delicious taste.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. The conventional way to eat radishes in France is to split them partially open and insert a small piece of butter in the opening, then to dip the top of the radish lightly in coarse salt and enjoy it with a piece of crunchy baguette. I sometimes prepare a variation of this French recipe.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. Goat cheese toasts make excellent hors d'oeuvres or garnishes for a salad. I like the small Bûcheron goat cheese, which is about 13/4 inches in diameter, or any other soft, creamy, and mild goat cheese of about the same size. Montrachet is also a very good imported chèvre, or goat cheese. Combining the cheese with a little herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning and some slivered garlic adds complexity. The toasts can be assembled and toasted at the last minute.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. Surimi—imitation crabmeat—is usually made with pollock or scrod. It comes vacuum-packed and I keep a package of it in my refrigerator for a fast first course or last-minute hors d'oeuvre.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. I love cheese and always buy more than I consume. Through the years, I have worked out a number of recipes to use leftover cheese, so I don't have to feel guilty about it spoiling. This appetizer is best done with soft cheeses, like fontina, Camembert, blue, St. Albray, or Reblochon. Pear and dried cranberries lend a little sweetness and the toasted pignoli nuts add richness and texture—a perfect combination.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. A popular hors d'oeuvre, salmon rolls are easy to make. Buy whipped cream cheese, which is easier to spread, for this recipe.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. Smoked salmon is available freshly cut at the supermarket deli counter or prepackaged from Scotland, Alaska, Canada, or Nova Scotia. Any of these are good for this recipe. I use salmon ends or other trimmings if I can find them at a lower price, because the flesh is pureed for the mousse.
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Minute recipe from Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way. When I'm in the supermarket and hear an announcement that there are chickens fresh out of the rotisserie, I buy one. Plump, brown, shiny, juicy, and eminently appetizing, these chickens are good cut into pieces and served on romaine or Boston lettuce with my personal enhancement, a persillade, on top.
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Put about 3 cups (lightly packed) washed basil leaves in a plastic bag or glass bowl with a cover. Microwave for about 30 seconds. Dump the hot basil from the bag into a blender. Add 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup cool water, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Process until finely pureed. (As a variation, you can add about 1/2 cup diced (1/4-inch) Gruyère cheese and stir well.) Serve with bagel chips, Melba Toast, or potato chips. The dip stays brilliant green and keeps for a few days in the refrigerator.
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For these tidbits, I use good Jarlsberg, Gruyère, Beaufort, or Comté cheese and the best boiled ham that I can find at my market. The sandwiches can be prepared ahead and baked as needed for a large party or wedding reception.
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I first enjoyed a dish similar to this at the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry in Bilbao, Spain. A Rioja red wine is best with this appetizer.
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I fill everything from tortillas to wonton skins to phyllo with cheese, ham, salad, olives, sausage, or meatballs. For a light, crunchy, delicate, low-calorie wrap, I sometimes use the center leaves of iceberg lettuce, which are shaped like cups and are easy to fill, wrap, and eat.
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This delicious first course was a favorite at my mother's restaurant in Lyon when I was a teenager. Since I usually have all the garnishes in my refrigerator, nothing could be easier to prepare, but the eggs have to be cooked properly.