Recipes from the Market Table by Pascale Beale

Roasted Duck with Oranges (aka Canard a l'Orange)
Warm Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Salad
Black Cod with Herb Nut Crust
Arugula Salad with Shaved Pecorino and Caramelized Onions
Citrus Chicken Tajine with Apricots and Golden Raisins
Forbidden Rice Salad
Endives, Fennel and Smoked Salmon Salad
Shortcrust Pastry
Curried Carrot Soup with Cilantro Crème Fraiche
Homemade Granola: An Easy, Quick and Healthy Recipe
Lemon Mousse
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Banana Date Pound Cake
Carrot Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting
Sumptuous Pear and Pomegranate Pavlova
Curried Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Zucchini, Spinach and Cheese Clafoutis
Stuffed Delicata Squash with Forbidden Rice
Persimmon, Apple and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Shaved Multi-Colored Carrot Salad
Butternut Squash
Roasted kale and Apple Salad
Green Salad with Herbs and Green Tomatoes
Lemon Bars
Three Easy Appetizers
Fig and Lemon Verbena Pots de Crème
Eton Mess
Spring 'Pasta'
Zucchini Tarts with Herb Salad
Petit Farcis - Stuffed Spring Vegetables
Rainbow Carrot Salad
Tomates Mimosas de Genevieve Fay
Potato and Celeriac Gratin
Pesto Duo : 2 easy pesto recipes
Meyer Lemon Roasted Salmon
Warm Leek, Snap Pea and Burrata Salad
Stone Fruit Clafoutis

Serves 4-6 people

1 ½ lbs assorted stone fruit, pitted and chopped

2 cups milk

5 ½ oz sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 oz unbleached all-purpose flour (1/2 cup)

3 large eggs (or 4 small eggs)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place the chopped fruit in a shallow baking dish.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan heat the milk with the sugar and the vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Put the flour into a large bowl, then whisk in one egg at a time. You should have a completely smooth batter. Slowly stir in the warm milk mixture. The batter should be very liquid but free of any lumps.
  5. Pour the batter over the fruit and fill the baking dish.
  6. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. The clafoutis is done when you giggle the pan and it is set. The top should appear lightly golden brown. Serve at room temperature. This dessert is also great the next day, especially with a cup of coffee!

To see Pascale make this dish watch Pascale's Kitchen IGTV Channel
This is a quick, light and easy 'pasta' to prepare. It looks elaborate, but the lovely zucchini curls are simply created by continuously peeling the zucchini. 

Serves 4 people

For the pasta:
4 yellow squash - ends trimmed, then using a vegetable peeler, peeled entirely into long ribbons, divided
2 carrots (I used yellow) - ends trimmed, then using a vegetable peeler, peeled entirely into long ribbons 
1 large shallot - peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup raw peanuts or another nut of your choice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
Coarse sea salt
Black pepper
2 zucchini - ends trimmed, then using a vegetable peeler, peeled entirely into long ribbons
4-6 asparagus stalks  ends trimmed, then using a vegetable peeler, peeled entirely into long ribbons
Small handful of fresh basil leaves - use lemon basil if you can find it
Grated Parmesan (optional)  

For the pesto sauce:
1 tablespoon of your favorite pesto
Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (convection), or 400 degrees (regular). Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl combine half the yellow squash ribbons, the carrots, shallot, peanuts, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss well to combine so that the strips are evenly coated. Spread the vegetables out over the parchment lined pan. Season with salt and pepper and scatter the chives over the top. Roast for 5-7 minutes until 'al dente', the vegetables should still have some bite to them.
3. In a small bowl combine the pesto sauce ingredients and whisk together well.
4. In a large serving bowl, combine the remaining squash, zucchini and asparagus with the roasted vegetables. Toss gently to combine. Drizzle the pesto over the 'pasta' and scatter the basil leaves over the top. If using, freshly grate parmesan over the vegetables.



To see Pascale make this dish, watch the Pascale's Kitchen IGTV Channel 

I readily admit that these tarts are a labor of love. Yes, it does take some time to roll up all those zucchini rosettes and yes, it’s worth it. All of this because of a photograph I saw in a magazine in France. The photo showed one giant zucchini “rose” that covered an entire tart. I made a version of that dish for my Les Fruits cookbook in which I added tomatoes to the rosettes to add another layer of flavor and some juiciness. I had only rolled two zucchini ribbons and added some tomatoes around the outside when I realized that it looked like a rose and so made dozens more resembling an edible bouquet. Turns out it was a delicious one, too.
This mini version is just made with zucchini.

Makes 4 individual tartlettes:

For the tart shell (you will have some dough remaining, refrigerate the rest for later use):
9 oz unbleached all-purpose flour
5 ½ oz butter — cut into small pieces
Zest of 1 lemon
1 large egg
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly butter four, 4-inch tart pans.

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of the food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Use longer pulses until the dough forms a ball.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes. (You can make the dough ahead of time and remove it from the fridge approximately 20 minutes before using.)

On a lightly floured board, roll out the dough to a 14-inch circle. Line the four tart pans with the dough. Trim the edges with a sharp knife and then prick the dough with a fork.

For the zucchini :
4-6 yellow squash/zucchini (if they are small you may need a couple more)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
5-6 grinds black pepper

Remove the ends of the zucchini. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the zucchini lengthwise into thin slices. To make a rosette, tightly roll one strip. Repeat with the remaining strips. Place the rosettes upright on a board until you are ready to assemble the tart.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, a pinch of salt and 5-6 grinds of pepper and 1 tablespoon of chives. Reserve.

For the cheese filling and to assemble the tart:
1/4 cup goat cheese — crumbled
1/4 cup ricotta
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 grinds black pepper

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared tart bases.

Starting with the outside edge of the tart, tightly pack the zucchini rosettes standing them next to one another.

Bake for 20-25 minutes in the center of the oven, until the crust is a pale golden brown. 

For the Herb Salad:
2 handfuls pea sprouts
20 purple basil leaves
20 Thai or lemon basil leaves
20 cilantro leaves

For the vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped chives
Pinch of salt
3-4 grinds pepper

Arrange the pea sprouts in a circle of four dinner plates. Intersperse the basil and cilantro leaves in and around the pea sprouts.
In a small bowl whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients. When the tarts are ready, carefully place the in the center of each dinner plate, then lightly drizzle the vinaigrette over the herbs. Serve while the tarts are still warm.

To see Pascale make this dish, watch the Pascale's Kitchen IGTV Channel

Serves 4 people

12 small globe zucchini - stem cut off (reserved)
Olive oil
1/2 lemon
2 large shallots - finely diced
8 asparagus stalks - tips cut off and saved, stalks finely sliced
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence or Mediterranean Herb Mix
1/3 cup ricotta
Zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
8 small yellow squash - entirely peeled into thin strips, then roll up half the strips to form little rosettes
1 bunch pea sprouts
Small handful basil leaves

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Using a small spoon or melon baler, scoop out most of the flesh inside each globe zucchini, leaving a 1/8th inch thick shell. Place the hollowed out shells, and the reserved stems into a small baking dish. Drizzle with a little olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes. 
3. While the zucchini are roasting, prepare the stuffing. Pour two tablespoons of olive oil into a skillet placed over medium heat. Add the zucchini flesh, shallot and chopped asparagus, Herbes de Provence (or Mediterranean Herb Mix), a pinch of salt and 4-5 grinds of pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes stirring frequently.
4. In a bowl combine the ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice and the cooked vegetable mix. 
5. Spoon the stuffing into the cooked zucchini shells, reserve any left over stuffing. Return the zucchini to the oven and roast for a further 10 minutes.
6. On a large platter spread out the pea sprouts. Scatter the yellow squash strips across the sprouts, and insert the squash rosettes in amongst the strips. If you had any stuffing left over, mound it in the center of the platter.
7. Once the zucchini are cooked, place them in the center of the platter. Scatter basil leaves over the dish. Drizzle with a little olive oil and another squeeze of fresh lemon juice. 



This is a jazzed-up version of the simplest of salads, one I used to eat in France as a small child. Salade de carottes râpées. Basically, grated carrots, lemon juice and olive oil. My grandmother made this salad for my brother and me all the time. It’s also ubiquitous bistro fare, a simple national dish that anyone growing up in France knows well. American Food writer and Parisian transplant, David Lebowitz, wrote a blog post about this salad stating that one should refrain from messing about with the original.  However, when I spied these rather extraordinary, elegantly tampered, multi-colored carrots at the market, I couldn’t resist a little tinkering with the recipe. I like to think my lovely grandmother would have approved.

Serves 8 people

2 lbs fresh, assorted multi-colored carrots – peeled and grated (use a box grater)
¼ cup
olive oil
Juice and zest of 2-3 lemons

2 tablespoons parsley – finely chopped

1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

8 dates (Barhi or Medjool if possible) — pitted and chopped

Black pepper

  1. Place the carrots in a large salad bowl. Drizzle the olive oil, lemon juice and zest over the carrots. Sprinkle the parsley, pine nuts and dates over the carrots and add a large pinch of salt and 7-8 grinds of pepper. Toss well to combine at least 10 minutes before serving.

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