The cuisine of Belgium - Europe

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The foods of Belgium

Just as the country is divided linguistically, it’s also divided food-wise. Flemish cuisine has a strong Dutch influence, while Wallonian cooking is very similar to French foods with lots of rich sauces. Most dishes are based around meat or fish, with seafood playing an important role in Belgian cuisine
Belgian cuisine is mostly made up of different regional dishes with influences from the neighboring cuisines: French, German, and Dutch (Netherlands). There’s even this saying that Belgian food is “served in the quantity of German cuisine (which is a lot!) but with the quality of French food”.
It’s not just about the Belgian fries, waffles, and chocolates: though they are undoubtedly delicious, there’s more to the country’s national cuisine than these famous snacks like:
• 1. Mussels • 2. Fries • 3. Meatballs • 4. Flemish Stew • 5. Grey Shrimp Croquettes • 6. Waffles • 7. Eel in the green • 8. Rabbit with prunes • 9. Sausage and mash • 10. Steak tartare and martino sandwich • 11. Ham and endive in the oven • 12. Vol-au-vent • 13. Speculaas • 14. Jenever • 15. Asparagus Flemish-style
The types of Cuisines in Belgium are influenced by:
The regional cuisine

Appetizer recipes

Artichoke pâté

Main recipes

Braised onions Endives meuniere Mussels mariniere Shrimp salad with belgian endive Waffles with blueberries

Side dishes recipes

Barley supper salad Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego Leeks au gratin

Dessert recipes

Chocolate banana cake Chocolate orange torte with raspberry coulis Chocolate sauce Liége belgian waffles - gaufres de liége Rhubarb-strawberry custard tart
France - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Artichoke pâté Artichokes vinaigrette Asparagus en croûte Asparagus hollandaise with ham Asparagus with truffle broth Carrot soufflé Cheese beignets Cheese croquettes Crispy salmon nuggets in kataifi crust Goat cheese gratin Ham aspic with egg salad and avocado Marinated goat cheese crostini Mussel and scallop soup Mussel soup Poached eggs florentine Potato pancakes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche Scrambled egg feuillete Smoked salmon mousse Smoked salmon roll Smoked salmon roulades Smoked salmon with basil-dressed baby greens Steamed mussels in white wine Vegetable ragout with parmesan and balsamic vinegar

Main recipes

Asparagus cheese soufflé Asparagus en croûte Asparagus hollandaise with ham Asparagus quiche with hash-brown crust Belgian endive ham and cheese au gratin Blue cheese and walnut soufflés Bocconcini with shiitake mushroom sauce Braised beef short ribs Braised onions Breakfast croissants with scrambled eggs Brochettes of lamb Buckwheat pancake - galette de sarrasin Caramelized spring onion and gruyère tart Carrot soufflé Carrot timbales Cauliflower au gratin Cauliflower soup Dubarry Celery chestnut and apple soup Cheese jalapeño soufflé Cheese soufflé Chicken baked with morels artichokes and peas Chicken breasts piccata Chicken breasts with wine and mustard Chicken burgundy Chicken croquettes Chicken florentine Chicken fricassée Chicken galantine Chicken pot au feu with carrots potatoes and leeks Chicken provencale Chicken salad Chicken sauté vinaigre Cod with vegetables and aioli sauce Coulibiac of salmon Croissants Croque Monsieur sandwich Croquettes of salmon with lemon-chive sauce Curried chicken breasts Daniel boulud short ribs braised in red wine with celery duo Duchess potatoes Duck breasts with cherry-port sauce Eggs benedict Endives meuniere Fillet of salmon with sorrel sauce Fillets of salmon in potato crust Fillets of sole dieppoise French onion soup French toast Fried salmon steaks with white wine sauce Gnocchi parisienne Goat cheese soufflés in phyllo cups Gruyere and parsley omelets Ham and spinach souffle Herb roasted leg of lamb Hokkaido brioche Individual beef wellington Jellied beef Lamb stew Leg of lamb in red wine sauce Magical leek soup Mousse of smoked salmon Mushroom bourguignon with polenta Mussel and cauliflower velouté Mussel soup trois gros Mussels mariniere Navarin of lamb with vegetables Niçoise salad Oysters and caviar Perfect hard-boiled eggs Poached eggs florentine Pogne de romans Potage parisien Potato galette with wild mushrooms Provencale braised beef casserole Quick pork cassoulet Rack of lamb with mushroom crust Roast leg of baby lamb beaumanière Roast tenderloin with mushroom onion and red wine sauce Roast tenderloin with red wine shallot sauce Roasted rack of lamb provencale with ratatouille Salmon and spinach strudel Salmon wellington with arugula hollandaise Salmon with lentils Sautéed beef médaillons with artichokes and tomatoes Sautéed chicken breast with whole grain mustard and sage Scrambled egg feuillete Scrambled eggs with caviar Smoked salmon crêpes au gratin Smoked salmon eggs benedict Smoked salmon napoleons Smoked salmon soufflé Steaks au poivre Stuffed salmon fillet Tomato confit and marinated tomatoes served on a crispy tart Tourte au camembert - Potato Cabbage and Camembert casserole Turkey croquettes

Side dishes recipes

Allumette potatoes Almondine potatoes Asparagus with morels and tarragon Berny potatoes Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego Creamy cauliflower purée Creamy mashed potatoes Crispy leeks Croquette potatoes Gratin dauphinois Green herb sauce for dipping asparagus Leeks au gratin Potato anna Potato macaire Potatoes dauphine Potatoes fondantes Savoyarde potatoes Smoked salmon salad Tomatoes provencale

Dessert recipes

Almond génoise Almond strawberry cake Apple au gratin with apricot Apple Beignets bretons Apple charlotte Apple crêpes Apple mousse grand marnier Apple pie cragwood Apple tart alsacienne Apricot and plum tart Apricot frangipane tart Apricot sorbet Apricot soufflé Apricot tart Armagnac ice cream Baba au rum Banana soufflé Be mine Valentine meringues kisses Blueberry crême brûlée Caramel custard Caramelized apricot tart Champagne sorbet Chocolate and raspberry fontaines Chocolate bavarian cream pie Chocolate bavaroise Chocolate cake nancy Chocolate genoise Chocolate marquise with orange sauce Chocolate mousse Chocolate pâté Chocolate sauce Chocolate soufflés Chocolate-raspberry soufflé Choux pastry swans Clafoutis with cherries Coeur a la creme Coffee bavarian cream Cream puffs Crême brulée Crêpes suzette Delice au chocolat Easter bunny cake Floating island Fondants au chocolat French apple tart Frozen individual strawberry soufflés Genoise cake with grand marnier berries and mascarpone whipped cream Grand marnier orange mousse Grand marnier soufflé Lemon sorbet Lemon soufflé glacé Lemon souffles with macademia nut sauce Light chocolate soufflés Light raspberry mousse Mango soufflé Meringue roulade with praline whipped cream Oeufs a la neige Orange cake 1 Orange charlotte russe Orange mousse Orange mousse cake with grand marnier Orange mousse meringues Orange parfait Orange sherbet bombe Peach melba Peaches in sauternes Pear and almond cream tart Pear tart tatin Pears vigneronne Plum frangipane tart Poached peaches with a strawberry and sparkling clairette sauce Poached pears in red wine Profiteroles Prune ice cream with armagnac Prunes poached in red wine Pudding diplomate Raspberry bavarian cream Raspberry champagne Raspberry mousse raspberry mousse with apricot sauce Raspberry soufflé with sauce sabayon Rhubarb tart with orange-ginger glaze Rhubarb-strawberry-banana sorbet Rich vanilla ice cream Rose macarons Saint-honoré Salted butter caramel Souffléed crêpes with cointreau Strawberry napoleons with caramel sauce Tarte tatin The chocolate cake Trianon or Gâteau Royal Warm chocolate torte White chocolate and raspberry tart
Allumette potatoes Almond génoise Almond pie crust Almond strawberry cake Almond tartlets Almond tuiles Almondine potatoes Anchovy mayonnaise sauce Andalouse sauce Annelise lemon cookies Apple au gratin with apricot Apple Beignets bretons Apple charlotte Apple crêpes Apple mousse grand marnier Apple pie cragwood Apple tart alsacienne Apricot and plum tart Apricot frangipane tart Apricot preserves Apricot sorbet Apricot soufflé Apricot tart Armagnac ice cream Artichoke pâté Artichokes vinaigrette Asparagus cheese soufflé Asparagus en croûte Asparagus hollandaise with ham Asparagus quiche with hash-brown crust Asparagus sauce Asparagus with morels and tarragon Asparagus with truffle broth Baba au rum Banana soufflé Basic aioli-garlic sauce Be mine Valentine meringues kisses Béarnaise sauce Bechamel sauce Belgian endive ham and cheese au gratin Berny potatoes Best homemade dinner rolls Bili-bi soup Blue cheese and walnut soufflés Blueberry crême brûlée Bocconcini with shiitake mushroom sauce Braised beef short ribs Braised onions Breakfast croissants with scrambled eggs Brioches Brochettes of lamb Brown sauce Buckwheat pancake - galette de sarrasin Caramel custard Caramelized apricot tart Caramelized spring onion and gruyère tart Carrot soufflé Carrot timbales Cauliflower au gratin Cauliflower soup Dubarry Celery chestnut and apple soup Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego Champagne sorbet Chantilly mayonnaise Cheese beignets Cheese croquettes Cheese jalapeño soufflé Cheese soufflé Chicken baked with morels artichokes and peas Chicken breasts piccata Chicken breasts with wine and mustard Chicken burgundy Chicken croquettes Chicken florentine Chicken fricassée Chicken galantine Chicken pot au feu with carrots potatoes and leeks Chicken provencale Chicken salad Chicken sauté vinaigre Chocolate and raspberry fontaines Chocolate bavarian cream pie Chocolate bavaroise Chocolate cake nancy Chocolate genoise Chocolate macarons Chocolate marquise with orange sauce Chocolate mousse Chocolate mousse filling Chocolate pâté Chocolate sauce Chocolate soufflés Chocolate truffles Chocolate-raspberry soufflé Choux pastry - pâte á choux - cream puff dough - cream puff pastry Choux pastry swans Clafoutis with cherries Cocktail sauce Cod with vegetables and aioli sauce Coeur a la creme Coffee bavarian cream Cold salmon mousse Coulibiac of salmon Court bouillon Cream puffs Creamy cauliflower purée Creamy mashed potatoes Crême brulée Crêpes Crêpes suzette Crispy leeks Crispy salmon nuggets in kataifi crust Croissants Croque Monsieur sandwich Croquette potatoes Croquettes of salmon with lemon-chive sauce Curried chicken breasts Daniel boulud short ribs braised in red wine with celery duo Delice au chocolat Duchess potatoes Duck breasts with cherry-port sauce Easter bunny cake Eggs benedict Endives meuniere Fillet of salmon with sorrel sauce Fillets of salmon in potato crust Fillets of sole dieppoise Financiers Fish stock Fish velouté sauce Flaky pie crust Floating island Fondants au chocolat French 65 cocktail French 75 cocktail French apple tart French garlic sausages French onion soup French toast Fried salmon steaks with white wine sauce Frozen individual strawberry soufflés Galette des rois frangipane Ganache Genoise cake with grand marnier berries and mascarpone whipped cream Gnocchi parisienne Goat cheese gratin Goat cheese soufflés in phyllo cups Grand marnier orange mousse Grand marnier soufflé Gratin dauphinois Green goddess mayonnaise Green herb sauce for dipping asparagus Gruyere and parsley omelets Ham and spinach souffle Ham aspic with egg salad and avocado Herb roasted leg of lamb Hokkaido brioche Hollandaise sauce Individual beef wellington Jellied beef Lady fingers Lamb stew Lamb stock Leeks au gratin Leg of lamb in red wine sauce Lemon lavender cookies Lemon sorbet Lemon soufflé glacé Lemon souffles with macademia nut sauce Light chocolate soufflés Light raspberry mousse Madeleines Magical leek soup Mango soufflé Marinated goat cheese crostini Mayonnaise sauce Meringue roulade with praline whipped cream Meringues Mini sweet tart shells Mousse of smoked salmon Mushroom bourguignon with polenta Mussel and cauliflower velouté Mussel and scallop soup Mussel soup Mussel soup trois gros Mussels mariniere Navarin of lamb with vegetables Niçoise salad Oeufs a la neige Orange cake 1 Orange charlotte russe Orange mousse Orange mousse cake with grand marnier Orange mousse meringues Orange parfait Orange sherbet bombe Oysters and caviar Palmiers Pate sablée Pâte sucrée Peach melba Peaches in sauternes Pear and almond cream tart Pear tart tatin Pears vigneronne Peppermint meringues with chocolate filling Perfect hard-boiled eggs Plum frangipane tart Poached eggs florentine Poached peaches with a strawberry and sparkling clairette sauce Poached pears in red wine Pogne de romans Potage parisien Potato anna Potato galette with wild mushrooms Potato macaire Potato pancakes with smoked salmon and creme fraiche Potatoes dauphine Potatoes fondantes Profiteroles Provencale braised beef casserole Prune ice cream with armagnac Prunes poached in red wine Pudding diplomate Quick pastry crust Quick pork cassoulet Rack of lamb with mushroom crust Raspberry bavarian cream Raspberry champagne Raspberry mousse raspberry mousse with apricot sauce Raspberry soufflé with sauce sabayon Red wine sauce Rhubarb tart with orange-ginger glaze Rhubarb-strawberry-banana sorbet Rich vanilla ice cream Roast leg of baby lamb beaumanière Roast tenderloin with mushroom onion and red wine sauce Roast tenderloin with red wine shallot sauce Roasted rack of lamb provencale with ratatouille Robert linxe chocolate truffles Rose macarons Royal icing Sables normands Saffron-infused mussel velouté Saint-honoré Salmon and spinach strudel Salmon wellington with arugula hollandaise Salmon with lentils Salted butter caramel Sauce beurre blanc Sautéed beef médaillons with artichokes and tomatoes Sautéed chicken breast with whole grain mustard and sage Savoyarde potatoes Scrambled egg feuillete Scrambled eggs with caviar Smoked salmon crêpes au gratin Smoked salmon eggs benedict Smoked salmon mousse Smoked salmon napoleons Smoked salmon roll Smoked salmon roulades Smoked salmon salad Smoked salmon soufflé Smoked salmon with basil-dressed baby greens Snow ball champagne cocktail Souffléed crêpes with cointreau Steaks au poivre Steamed mussels in white wine Strawberry napoleons with caramel sauce Stuffed salmon fillet Tarte tatin The chocolate cake Tomato confit and marinated tomatoes served on a crispy tart Tomato tarte tatin Tomatoes provencale Tourte au camembert - Potato Cabbage and Camembert casserole Traou mad shortbreads Trianon or Gâteau Royal Turkey croquettes Vegetable ragout with parmesan and balsamic vinegar Vinaigrette for asparagus Warm chocolate torte Whipped cream chocolate icing White butter sauce White chocolate and raspberry tart
Germany - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Chicken liver mousse Ham and cheese toast

Main recipes

Braised endives in beer Grilled pork chops with red onion marmalade Jaeger schnitzel Old fashion beef stew Puff pastry rochoises Roast loin of pork with prunes Seared chicken breast with red onion vinaigrette Tarragon roasted chicken Winter squash soup

Side dishes recipes

Braised red cabbage Broccoli cauliflower gratin Broccoli stems cabbage slaw Brussels Sprout and radicchio Slaw Creamy cauliflower purée Herb roasted potatoes Leeks au gratin Marinated onions Mixed cabbage salad Onion braid Potato cake Warm brussels sprout salad

Dessert recipes

Apple cake Apple sauce cake Apple strudel Banana cake Blackberry mousse terrine Blueberry basic pie filling Chocolate almond cake Chocolate creme caramel Chocolate mocha torte Cider apples Country apple cake Dutch apple pie Flambeed bananas Flamed apples Jelly-filled pears in puff pastry with caramel sauce Meringue apple tart Peach-raspberry beggars purses Poppy seed chocolate torte Prune kumquat sticky pudding with armagnac toffee sauce Prune soufflés Rhubarb tart with orange-ginger glaze Strawberry linzertorte Vanilla custards

Cooking in Belgium