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Friday, May 30, 2014

Piperade Stir-Fry

What we are making for French Fridays with Dorie.
These ingredients screamed fajitas to me so that is what I made.
Dorie says "Think of it as a salsa from Southwest France".  But I did not want raw onions, raw garlic and habanero in my dinner.  
To quote Mardi Michels I went rogue with this recipe.  I cooked the onions along with the peppers and added the garlic with the red wine vinegar.  It turned out perfect for fajitas.  I served these along with tequila chicken.  Everyone enjoyed the meal including my son.
Inspired by Liz Berg I made Dorie's vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce.  Best vanilla ice cream ever, will definitely be making this again.

You can make these lovely recipes by picking up your copy of Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.

8 comments:

  1. Now the hubby would have eaten the peppers if I had put them in fajitas. Great idea! And that ice cream was marvelous, wasn't it? Thanks for the mention!

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  2. I thought raw onions wouldn't taste good, but the red onions work raw, they were actually sweet. So you didn't cook the peppers with vinegar, you put it on after? I do hope you try cooking it on, it really tastes different and surprisingly good. I think fajitas was a fabulous uses of this piperade. I'm going to try that myself.

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  3. I was wondering what to pair the stir fry with, the next time... now I know. Fajitas ! that is a great idea. love your bowls of ice-cream too.

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  4. Serving these with fajitas sounds great, real fusion food! A French version of a Basque specialty with a Mexican twist!

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  5. Yup - we cooked our onions too. It just seemed a shame to waste that heat on the peppers alone!
    Like the fajita idea

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  6. It's hard to focus on peppers when you have ice cream with caramel sauce :-) Your whole dinner sounds delicious.

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  7. I cooked the onions, garlic, and chile, too. I like your fajitas - perfect use for these. And the ice cream with caramel sauce - oh, how I wish I had a bowl of that!

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  8. This was a colorful dish indeed! So gonna make the vanilla ice cream soon.

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