From the Languedoc

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recette du Vol au Vent Héraultais

The vol-au-vent (or “croustade”) is a dish made frombaked puff pastry garnished with a savoury preparation. In the Hérault area (Languedoc), we garnish it with the traditional “ragoût d’escoubilles” (leftovers casserole) – clic. My grandmother enjoyed serving it as a starter for Christmas. Serves 6 to 8 “Ragoût d’escoubilles” (leftovers casserole) (can be made a
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Macaronade Sétoise Poisson & Fruits de mer

The “macaronade” is a traditional dish from Sète made from macaroni and meat. A local restaurant, la guinguette chez Fady, created a seafood version which is by far my favourite mediterranean dish. It gathers all the main food specialties from Sète: stuffed squid and mussels and cuttlefish in rouille sauce (aïoli & saffron based sauce).
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recette des encornets farcis à la sétoise - Stuffed squid from Sète recipe

Today let me introduce you to a recipe that means a lot to me, as it was my mum’s specialty: Stuffed suid from Sète. The recipe was already in my seafood macaronade, but it deserved a dedicated post. What should you drink with it? A local Picpoul de Pinet, of course! Serves 3/4 – Preparation
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Summer Brandade Ravioli

This is the first time I ever manage to make my own ravioli! The secret: you should not put too much stuffing and you should try not to put any air in them (otherwise they explode while boiling…). This recipe requires a bit of time and skill, but you can always buy your pasta dough
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