A Taste of Basque Country: 6 Recipes for a Dinner Party

A Taste of Basque Country: 6 Recipes for a Dinner Party

Emma Christensen
Sep 30, 2010

A heavenly combination of Spanish and French cuisine, the food of Pays Basque in southwestern France is full of sweet-hot peppers, fresh seafood, ham, apples, cherries, and a whole lot more. We think this has the makings for a fantastic dinner party, don't you?

Roasted Fingerlings with Red and Yellow Pipérade from Epicurious - This combination of sweet and earthy flavors sounds divine.

Salt Cod-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Bayonne Ham and Chile Sauce from Chow.com - Every major ingredient of Basque Country cooking in one fell swoop!

Axoa de Veau from French Letters - A rich stew of veal and espelette pepper.

Grilled Black Cod with Fried Garlic and Chiles from Bon Appétit - Simple and fresh flavors.

Basque-Spiced Leg of Lamb from Food & Wine - A new way to prepare lamb!

Gateau Basque from Canelle et Vanille - Buttery tarts filled with black cherry preserves.

What are your favorite dishes from Pays Basque?

Related: A Taste of Spain: 9 Classic Dishes to Make at Home

(Images: Con Poulos/Epicurious and Hans Gissinger/Bon Appétit)

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