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    French Bistro suggestions needed

    I am part of a cooking club and our theme this Saturday is French bistro. I have to cook a SALAD and and SEAFOOD not fish. I am going to order a truffle from Dartagnan and have it overnighted. I would love some suggestions.

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    I think you'd either be incredibly stupid, or incredibly smart to do escargot, and then something with shrimp, like a Dijon and lemon sauté, or a bisque. Mmmm. This all makes me think of going to Normandy, and I'm now really wanting to go back to France. Damn you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ucmd View Post
    I am part of a cooking club and our theme this Saturday is French bistro. I have to cook a SALAD and and SEAFOOD not fish. I am going to order a truffle from Dartagnan and have it overnighted. I would love some suggestions.
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    Scallops and truffle is a match made in heaven!!! Maybe baked in the shell under puff pastry with truffle & butter

    For the salad I like frisée (curly endive?) with lardons, poached egg and a vinaigrette made from the bacon drippings

    Or a traditional Niçoise salad
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    coquilles St. Jacques and a nice salad Nicoise. ooh, love me a good ratatouille.
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    To me, bistro = mussels. As simple as possible. Huw's salad choice hits the mark dead on...tarragon vinegar for the dressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    To me, bistro = mussels. As simple as possible. Huw's salad choice hits the mark dead on...tarragon vinegar for the dressing.

    Ucmd and I live about ten minutes apart, and I don't trust any mussels I can get here in our landlocked state, though it's the first thing I thought of too.

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    Thanks for the awesome ideas. The frisée lardon is on the menu. I still need a seafood not fish entree with truffles and I'd like to add truffle to frisée dish so keep ideas coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von blewitt View Post
    For the salad I like frisée (curly endive?) with lardons, poached egg and a vinaigrette made from the bacon drippings

    I second this salad. It's probably the best salad I've ever had and really easy to make too.

    When I think bistro, I immediately think soup and sandwich or salad and sandwich. What about a lobster, shrimp or crab roll? I've only had truffle once and that was oil on fries so I can't give you any advice on that lol

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    I would suggest skate wing with beurre noir, another classic, but it's a fish. Try it with scallops (with roe)?
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