Sauces & Dips

  • Black Olive Tapenade and Crostini

    by Audrey

    What better way to help Summer linger than embracing every chance left to sit outside with a  chilled drink and, of course, some delectable nibbles on the side? And for that, the Provençal people undoubtedly have it all nailed down, with their utterly beloved and popular Black Olive Tapenade. This spread of black olives and capers is a culinary icon in the region and a perfect drinking companion – as all salty snacks are.  This tapenade is packed with salty flavors and a concentrated of the Mediterranean. It’s such a…

  • This post is sponsored by Oliv. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who help make Pardon your French possible! With summer barbecues on all of our minds, here’s a recipe to behold: Lamb Chops and Summer Veggies, topped with a fragrant Nice-style Pesto Sauce. As you’ve seen from my previous recipe, I am partnering with Oliv this Summer to bring you delicious recipes that are bursting with Balsamics and Extra Virgin Olive Oils – two ingredients utterly prevalent in Southern French cuisine.…

  • Sauce Gribiche on Crisp Asparagus

    by Audrey

    With the arrival of an early Spring, I’m getting excited about asparagus! And for me, freshly crisp asparagus calls for a Sauce Gribiche. A great classic of French Cuisine, the Gribiche is a flavorsome mayonnaise-style sauce packed with capers, cornichons and fresh herbs. And while still today an utter classic, it is one of those concoctions that’s still hard to put a label on … Is it a sauce? A mayonnaise? A dip? A condiment? A relish? I like to think it can be any of them! (I mean, is…

  • Pepper Steak with Brandy Sauce

    by Audrey

    The Pepper Steak with Brandy Sauce is a classic of Bistro-style French Cuisine. A thick and juicy steak, adorned by a creamy and fragrant peppercorn sauce, with subtle notes of cognac… It must be enjoyed with a side of French fries, of course! Bastille Day is just around the corner (it’s July 14)! And what better time than the French National Day to cook the iconic Pepper Steak with Brandy Sauce, with a side of French fries? Or as the French would say, the “Steak Frites”. “Un Steak Frites, s’il…

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