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Le Creuset Flower Cocotte Recipes and a Giveaway

Baked Lemon Risotto Recipe for Le Creuset

Hello, spring.

Hello, sunshine.

Hello, gorgeous flower cocotte.

Who would have ever thought cookware could bring such happiness?

In part 2 of our ongoing partnership with Le Creuset®, we’ve developed two delightful spring recipes for this gorgeous new piece.

This baked Lemon Risotto (pictured above) is perhaps the easiest risotto we’ve ever made. One pot. In the oven. 25 minutes and done. It’s tart and creamy and would be perfect topped with some seared scallops or grilled fish.

Starfruit Upside Down Cake Recipe for Le Creuset

Also, in a unique twist on a classic, our Starfruit Upside-Down Cake is nothing short of stunning, and perfectly fitting of the flower shape. We’d never worked with starfruit before developing this recipe, and were intruigued by the unique flavor, somewhere in between a pineapple and a concord grape. It’s a tart and fruity compliment to the lightly-spiced and oh-so-buttery cake. I’m not one to indulge in cakes that aren’t chocolate and/or smothered in frosting, but this cake is definitely an exception to that rule.

Like the Heart Casserole we featured in February, the Flower Cocotte is the perfect size for a meal for two or side dishes where a larger dutch oven seems like overkill (which is often the case in our two-person household). Not to mention Le Creuset’s newest color, Soleil, is stunning. Can you say great Mothers’ day gift idea?

Le Creuset Flower CocotteToday’s your lucky day, because Le Creuset is offering up one Flower Cocotte (valued at $150) to one lucky L&OO reader! You know you want one.

So, what are you waiting for? Click through to enter this fantastic giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Giveaway sponsored by Le Creuset®. All opinions written are purely my own.

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    Sara Staffeldt
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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I am such an eclectic cook, I don’t know what is unusual anymore. Sticky rice from Thailand is a staple in my home (cooked in the ubiquitous sticky rice basket)… I add rosewater and/ or orange water to my Moroccan tagine, use tamarind to sweeten curries, melt oaxaca cheese on my Latin burgers (Ingrid Hoffmann)… I also find unusual uses for more typical ingredients… Ground coffee in a beef rub, anyone?

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    Emily
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

    When I lived in my sorority house, I always got the weirdest looks when I’d add chia seeds to my oatmeal and yogurt!

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    Sheryl Harlow
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Nasturtium is the most unusual ingredient I’ve used recently.

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    Jenny Gainer
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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I think the most unusual item I have used was bags of Swedish Fish that I melted down and incorporated into a frosting for last years Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.

    The next time I make it I plan on making a white cake with Swedish Fish buttercream frosting.

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    Meagan B
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Maybe not an unusual ingredient for others but cherokee purple tomatoes have been making their way into some of my savory dishes. Yum!

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    Lynn S
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 8:59 am

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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

    fennel seed (can’t say i like it either! & garam masala (excited to try it for the first time next week!)

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    Benjamin Staffeldt
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    Annie
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I’m just getting started trying to be adventurous. A jicama made it’s way into my kitchen, but I’m afraid I never used it. Just stared at it on the counter for weeks and feel good about myself for buying it.

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    Liz
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    Bone marrow is definitely the most interesting ingredient I have had in my kitchen!

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    Jillian
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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I don’t have much hope of winning your giveaway, but let’s give it a try…

    the most unusual ingredient – gosh, it’s hard to answer. Id’ say fermented soy beans….

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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

    The most unusual ingredient I’ve used? that’s a hard one.. I’ve been cooking and baking for a long time. Recently I’ve been using rose petals.. I’m all about chocolate.. I love this Flower cocotte, and I think it will be perfect to bake a chocolate cake… I follow your blog.. love it!
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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    The most unusual ingredient I’ve used recently is goat meat… to make some festive Cinco de Mayo tacos. You can see the recipe here: http://cookingthestrip.com/2013/05/02/tacos-de-cabra/

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    sharonjo
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I have cooked beef tongue. If you can get past the thought of it (and the look of it!), it’s actually pretty good. Never have eaten or cooked anything with starfruit ~ that little cake is adorable and looks yummy! Thanks

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    Melissa
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I’m trying to branch out with new ingredients! I’ll skim the comments for suggestions :) My CSA membership has definitely helped introduce me to new and unique vegetables I wouldn’t normally purchase at the grocery store!

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    Lisa W.
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I think the most unusual ingredient that has entered my kitchen is kohlrabi. It came direct from the farm (yay CSA) and I had no idea what it was. When I finally found it online, it was described as looking like Sputnik. Pretty accurate, actually!

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    I actually don’t know about strange ingredients…we usually keep it pretty boring around here. Somebody did bring over calamari once, and that was kind of weird…

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    Meghan
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    Since I have not been cooking very long yet the strangest ingredient that has come into my kitchen is probably buffalo meat, sadly.

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    Laura M
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    I have a bad habit of purchasing new/unusual ingredients called for in a recipe and then not having anything else planned for them. The one that comes to mind now is ghee, which I bought for a Veg Times ‘cleanse,’ and now languishes in my cabinet waiting for me to either get creative or give up and toss it out.

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    The most unusual ingredient that’s made it’s way in our kitchen is molasses. I know it’s not unusual but I’ve never cooked or baked with it before.

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    Melissa K
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    I’m in the process of moving, so the most unusual ingredient in my kitchen right now is probably miso!

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    cara
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    seaweed!

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    Mary Burton
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    Maureen
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Because my husband would not want to know about it being added into our diet I would say it is ground flaxseed I add to foods.

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    Linnea
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

    The strangest ingredients always come from my dad! He loves to search the wild northwoods for edibles. What comes to my mind right now are his mushrooms. He brought me a giant poofball mushroom and a chicken of the woods. Both were delicious, but the poofball reminded me too much of a softball!

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    Katie
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

    The most unusual ingredient in my kitchen right now is bone marrow. After hearing about the GAPS diet we are trying to make bone broth soup. I never imagined we would want to keep the bones we’ve been tossing for years.

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    Karen D
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Most unusual ingredient…Asafoetida

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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    The most unusual ingredient in my kitchen would be dried okra powdered or shrimp powder. I used both in cooking traditional Sierra Leonean dishes.

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    Melanie
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    It’s not really an ingredient per se, but I bought a little vial of edible gold dust about a year ago and it has made deserts sooooo much more fun. A little sparkle goes a long way!

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    Kaitlin M
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Hmm…probably various kinds of seaweed? I also have a package of chickpea flour but I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet.

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    Melanie
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    and I’m subscribed to your newsletter!

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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Nutritional yeast… I know, even sounds crazy right?

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    Daisy
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I have recently bought some dragonfruit which was delicious and beautiful!

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    Ciel
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    Recently, dukkah. Tasty stuff!

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    Kaitlin M
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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

    The oddest ingredient I’ve ever used while cooking is a part of my thumb. I was using a mandolin to cut pizza toppings and cut off some of my thumb. I couldn’t find it but the pizza looked so delicious I didn’t want to throw it all out. So my husband and I are probably cannibals. Oh well.

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    kim murphy
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I have a Chinese exchange student, so we are use to having unusual ingredients in the kitchen. How about black rice powder!

    Love the casserole dish!

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    Stefanie Stone
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    hmm maybe dragon fruit!

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    Stefanie Stone
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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    My most interesting ingredient is probably flax seed. I’m still relatively new to using it. Although this has made me realize I should start being more adventurous.

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    Denise Fedor
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I would have to say that capers would be the most unusual thing in my kitchen.

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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I have added a lot of strange foods to my diet lately in an effort to eat healthier. Some of which include kombucha, kefir water, ghee, and I just bought a buttercup quash which I have never seen or heard of before!

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    freya
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Very cool!

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    freya
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    Emily W.
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    We have been loving quinoa, daikon and beets!

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    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Love that flower pot– how cute! The most unusual ingredient..hmm..I’d say tumeric? I cant spell or pronounce it but it adds some good flavor!

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    Rhonda Belluso
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I’ll say cactus is the most unusual ingredient that’s made its way into my kitchen. Thanks!

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    Katie B.
    Posted On May 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Hmm I think the most interesting i have used is goat cheese.