Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Recipe: Coq au Vin

This was so delicious, that even with me being on my diet I had to go back for seconds! Coq au vin is a traditional French casserole dish, traditionally made with a whole cockerel, segmented into pieces, in a rich red wine sauce. However, with the boyfriend being funny regarding meat on the bone, with no idea where you could get a whole cockerel anyway, and being on a budget, I have used cooked chicken strips. Very simple but very delicious. If you want to splash out and make it a little more authentically, add some smoked bacon pieces, some fresh thyme, and use whole baby shallots instead of diced onions.

Coq au Vin (serves 3)

25g margarine
3 white onions diced
3 celery sticks, finely diced
6 garlic cloves, chopped
170g baby button mushrooms
2 bay leaves
400ml red wine
1 tsp tomato puree
300ml vegetable stock
300g cooked chicken strips (I used  Alfies frozen brand)
1 tsp flour, mixed with a little water
Salt and pepper to taste 

1. In a casserole, fry the onions, celery, garlic, mushrooms and bay leaves in the margarine for 10 minutes. Add the tomato puree and wine, and cook for a further 4 minutes.
2. Add the vegetable stock and chicken, and cook on a medium heat, stirring often, for 1 hour 40 minutes. Add the flour, and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring often until thickened. Season to taste, and serve!

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