Belgian Cuisine

There is so much more to Belgian cuisine than just waffles, frites and chocolate. Over the years and even centuries, Belgian cuisine has been strongly influenced by neighbouring countries of which France has had the largest impact. Belgian dishes are made with French finess but use mostly local and seasonal ingredients. And even though Belgian is the size of a handkerchief, there is a wide variety of very regional foods and dishes.

This section with Belgian recipes combines both traditional Belgian dishes as well as recipes I have created myself but that do not fit in a specific region or cuisine. And since I’m born and raised in Belgium, I have rated these as Belgian recipes.

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BBQ Grilled potatoes in foil packets

BBQ Grilled potatoes in foil packets

Grilled potatoes in foil packets make a perfect BBQ side dish when cooking outdoors on the grill. These campfire potatoes with rosemary and garlic pair wonderfully with any type of grilled meat, fish or vegetables. When summer time is approaching, it's time to bring...

Ham and asparagus quiche recipe

Ham and asparagus quiche recipe

This savoury ham and asparagus quiche is perfect as a light meal. The combination of the salty flavour of the cured ham, the earthiness of the asparagus and the taste of the cheese create a great balance in this quiche recipe. A quiche is a very versatile dish to make...

Creamy smoked trout pasta with endives

Creamy smoked trout pasta with endives

This creamy smoked trout pasta recipe combines really well with Belgian endives. A light, healthy and fast to prepare weekday dish full of flavours. When I start cooking, I often just look at what is available in my pantry and fridge and will experiment to see if any...

Belgian endive salad with apple, ham and feta cheese

Belgian endive salad with apple, ham and feta cheese

The slightly bitter flavour of the Belgian endives, combined with the sour apples, the salty feta cheese, the crunchy walnuts and the sweet succulent Parma ham, all balanced with the honey mustard dressing makes this salad a true delight. Belgian endives or witlof is...

Braised Belgian endives with bacon and creamy cheese sauce

Braised Belgian endives with bacon and creamy cheese sauce

The distinctive sweet and bitter flavor of the braised Belgian endives combined with the cheese and salty bacon makes this under 30 minutes recipe an amazing and easy everyday meal. What are Belgian endives? Belgian endives, also locally known as 'chicons' in French,...

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