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  • He would propose a whole fish in aspic, a tarragon-stuffed roast chicken, a ballottine of duck, or his famous gigot—pink, tender, and stuffed with garlic.

    Apricots on the Nile

  • On the table for dinner would be the ballottine, beautifully decorated with egg white and jelly; roast leg of lamb, thinly sliced and served with a parsley sauce; hot, open meat pies with pine nuts; baked noodles with eggplant; several bowls of vegetable salads; cold fried fish served with Zemino sauce made with garlic and anchovies—one of my favorite dishes—and five different types of pickles.

    Apricots on the Nile

  • Meanwhile Ahmet would be preparing a ballottine of duck to be served sliced with a dark, smooth jelly.

    Apricots on the Nile

  • I would immediately pounce on the ballottine and the fried fish as my grandmother would shake her head in despair over my lack of manners.

    Apricots on the Nile

  • Lobster consommé, sole ballottine, stuffed rabbit with a leek gratin: these were the components of El Bulli’s regular menu.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Still, when I ate a ballottine of duck, the dish would bring back memories of Ahmet’s kitchen and I would feel totally forlorn.

    Apricots on the Nile

  • I stared at huge roast legs of lamb; Ahmet’s famous duck ballottine; tiny squabs stuffed with rice and roasted almonds a famous dish made especially for young couples to wish them a sweet life full of love; kofta, small meatballs in an apricot sauce; and countless other delicacies.

    Apricots on the Nile

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  • (n): a kind of galantine normally served as a hot entrée, but also served cold, made from a piece of butcher's meat that has been boned, stuffed, rolled into a bundle, then braised and/or roasted.

    January 6, 2009