Montag, 2. Mai 2011

Coq au vin



















Coq au vin French pronunciation: [kɔk o vɛ̃] (lit. 'rooster in wine') is a French braise of chicken cooked with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic.

While the wine is typically Burgundy wine, many regions of France have variants of coq au vin using the local wine, such as coq au vin jaune (Jura), coq au Riesling (Alsace), coq au Champagne, and so on.

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History:
Various legends trace coq au vin to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar, but the recipe was not documented until the early 20th century; it is generally accepted that it existed as a rustic dish long before that. A somewhat similar recipe, poulet au vin blanc, appeared in an 1864 cookbook.

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Preparation:
Although the word "coq" in French means "rooster", and tough birds with lots of connective tissue benefit from braising, most coq au vin recipes call for capon or chicken.


Standard recipes call for a chicken, red wine (pinot noir, burgundy, beaujolais nouveau, or zinfandel), lardons (salt pork), button mushrooms, onions, often garlic, and sometimes brandy. Recipes with vin jaune may specify morels instead of white mushrooms. The preparation is similar in many respects to beef bourguignon. The chicken is first marinated in wine, then seared in fat and slowly simmered until tender. The traditional seasonings are salt, pepper, thyme, parsley and bay leaf, usually in the form of a bouquet garni. The juices are thickened either by making a small roux at the beginning of cooking, or by adding blood at the end.

Kommentare:

  1. I want that in my mouth right now.

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  2. Lol, Dav0h there must be a joke there about you wanting coq in your mouth! :P

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  3. Damn, I'm really hungry now.. Make me something to eat!!

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  4. Wow. this makes me soooo hungry. I am a fat kid, after all.

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  5. hey cool, this makes me hungry!
    I will definitely come back

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  6. never had this, but it looks pretty damn tasty

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  7. Look absolutely amazing, i'm sure it'll be very tasty with garlic

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  8. nom de plume hahaha good call! this looks so amazing! i used to be a chef as well so i can relate! followed

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  9. Mmmm.. be right back, going to the kitchen. I need a snack after reading this. Keep em coming!

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  10. Man, how long does this take to make? Looks like something I would order at a high end restaurant.

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  11. Looks very good, do you always post these? haha

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  12. I think we have some different tastes, but I always enjoy trying new things.

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  13. Ahh the universal equalizer of delicious food. This makes me so hungry.

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  14. I love French cuisine. I'm going to have to give this a try! +follow

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  15. French cuisine is one of the best. This one looks very delicious and i think its healthy too!

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  16. Sounds delicious my good friend :)

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  17. Mjam! That seems to be really nice!

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  18. Geez' im tired of sandwiches, wish I could actually do this : /

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  19. Man i would score so many points with the aldy if i could do this....

    Followed for more hope of getting on the good site of my better half!

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  20. ooo i love stew (not that this is stew necessarily just looks like it) =)

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