This week for French Fridays with Dorie, we have to choose your favorite, loved the most, best recipe in FFWD to share this week and explain why, and share our top 5 favorites.
There are many recipes in Around My French Table that I really loved. When I went back through my FFWD posts to make a list of the recipes that I liked the most, I noticed that a recurring theme was Dorie's meat and fruit combinations - chicken tagine with sweet potato and prunes, duck with kumquats and pork with mango and lychees. Accordingly, it made sense to me that I would choose one of these meat and fruit dishes as my AHA! moment. It was hard to pick one dish over another, but I landed on Dorie's Lamb Tagine with Apricots.
This tagine pairs meat with fruit in a classic sweet and savoury combination, and jazzes it all up with a mix of spices. My experience is that the tagine tastes best next day, when the flavours have had time to develop and meld.
I have made tagines before Dorie's, but not all of them hit the mark. This one is particularly good, and tastes fabulous with Dorie's cardamom rice pilaf, or ordinary brown rice.
In addition to the Lamb Tagine with Apricots, five of my other favourite dishes from AMFT are:
- Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes
- Pan Seared Duck Breasts with Oranges
- Duck with Peaches
- Chicken B'stilla
- Scallops and Double Carrots
To see what the other Doristas regarded as their AHA! moment from AMFT, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.