Sunday Dinner in Orthez

Monfish 2 APr 2017
Monkfish filets from the Golfe de Gasogne, artichokes, peppers, garlic and spring onions.

A rainy Sunday in Orthez with plenty of time to prepare and enjoy a leisurely diner de dimancheSunday dinner in France, especially in the countryside, is a late lunch that serves as the main meal of the day.   The PM meal will usually be something simple, like soup and salad or an omelette.

Apero April 2017
L’heure d’apéro, in this case a glass of sweet wine from Jurançon, radishes and air-cured duck sausage.

Although fish is not traditional for Sunday dinner  (un rôti would be more common, roasted chicken, for example or a roast rack of pork), I make it a rule to follow my instincts when shopping…when I find an ingredient that grabs me, the menu de jour has to follow along.

Monkfish April 2017The finished main course:  Pan-roasted monk fish tail, artichokes, peppers and spring onions sauteed with white wine, and brown rice.

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