Coq au vin

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Coq au vin
Coq au vin
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:284
Ready in:4 hours 20 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:4 hours
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:19th January 2013
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..and back into the 70's we go.. a paisley frock or kipper tie is mandatory whilst cooking and eating this dish!

If you have a good butcher, an old bird is better for this dish.

Ingredients

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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 160° C (325° F - gas 3)

Method

  1. Rinse and dry the chicken
  2. Joint the chicken into 6 or eight pieces
  3. Melt 25 g ( 1 oz) of the butter in a pan or wok with the olive oil and fry the lardons until browned
  4. Place the lardons in a 3 pint ovenproof casserole dish
  5. In the wok, fry the chicken pieces until brown and sealed, add to the casserole dish
  6. To peel the shallots, soak for 20 seconds in boiling water, then plunge into cold water.
  7. Gently fry the shallots and celery for 5 minutes then add to the casserole dish
  8. Melt the remaining butter in the wok and fry the mushrooms for 3 minutes, set aside
  9. Add the garlic to the wok and fry for 30 seconds, then stir in the seasoned flour until the fat is absorbed
  10. Add the wine, water herbs and salt and pepper to taste and simmer until it thickens a little
  11. Pour the wine mixture over the chicken pieces
  12. Cover with a lid or tin foil and cook for 3 hours, 45 minutes
  13. Drain any surface fat with kitchen paper
  14. Remove the bay leaf and any woody thyme, stir in the mushrooms, cover and return to the oven for 15 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve with plain boiled potatoes and carrots.

Variations

For a nice change, try serving this with pasta.

See also

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