French Delicacies Popular in Aquitaine

Aquitaine is one of the greatest historic regions in France, and it is known for being one among the largest and the most varied regions of the country that stretches from the foothills of the northern Massif Central to the southern Spanish border. The city stretches over a distance of 300 km. Aquitaine was associated with the Plantagenet kings belonging to England in the Middle Age. The region has several historic connections with the British Isles that were established via wine trade.

Being a historic city of France, the historical treasures in the region contribute to the happiness of the visitors. After visiting the historical capital of Bordeaux, it will be great to relish the traditional dishes of the region. You can taste the Oyster plate sprinkled with a glass of Grave de Vayres or Entre Deux Mers. You can also have a cup of coffee served with small Canele, a delicious local greediness. While visiting this place is enthralling, relishing the countryside dishes makes the visit fantastic.

Here, we list two recipes that are popular in the countryside of France and at restaurants.

Basque Salad

For this salad, you need the following ingredients.

  • 500 grams of various greens such as radicchio, chicory, escarole, lettuce, and oak leaves
  • 2 white onions and 2 yellow onions, finely sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 4 tomatoes, cubed or sliced
  • 4 Bayonne ham, sliced and rind removed
  • Green beans that are tied in bunches with chive strands
  • 4 mild green chili peppers, chopped finely

To prepare the Vinaigrette, you need olive oil, lemon vinegar or wine vinegar, and Espelette pepper or some other mildly hot chili pepper. Freshly ground pepper and salt are also needed.Arrange the ingredients mentioned above or the salad on plates and place the whole ham slices on the greens. Serve the vinaigrette that is prepared on the side.

Char Grilled Sirloin Steak

The other recipe that we are going to see here is char grilled sirloin steak. The sirloin steaks have to be kept out of the fridge one hour before you cook them. Using a brush, you need to coat them lightly with vegetable oil. Sprinkle the hot grill with a pinch of thyme that is finely chopped and place the sirloin steaks in a way that it is slightly inclined to the right. After two minutes of cooking, rotate the steaks by 45 degrees and let the left side get cooked for two minutes. Again, turn to the other side and proceed to get a nice and regular crisscrossed effect.

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