I don't think Jacques Pépin's book Simple and Healthy Cooking, published over 20 years ago, is among his better sellers, but I bought it for a steal so I could cook along with I Heart Cooking Clubs newest featured chef and have enjoyed the recipes I've made from it.
This week, I made a spinach salad with raw mushrooms, a
simple sherry vinaigrette flavoured with minced shallots, and
peppercorn-crusted tuna steaks (with a little herbes de Provençe French
spin) seared until just rare, which like so many of the recipes in this book featured classic ingredient pairings with a little French flair.
As you can imagine, this delicious meal of dressed salad and seared tuna took only minutes to put together, perfect for this week's IHCC theme of Fast Food with Jacques Pépin.
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