Saturday, March 27, 2010

{{ FIVE: coq au vin }}

Late Update!

After watching Julie and Julia, Ryan and I became obsessed with Julia Child. Eventually I will buy her famous book Mastering the Art of French Cooking but in the mean time, we just search for her recipes online.

For our big five year anniversary, we decided to make a French dish: Coq au Vin. Julia Child's Cuq au Vin.

Traditionally a Burgundian dish so we got a Burgundy to drink with it =)

To start, we made some brushetta!

Julia Child's Coq au Vin

2.5 - 3 lb chicken
4 ounces lean thick-cut bacon
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup cognac
2 cups red wine ( we used Beaujolais)
2 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 clove garlic, mashed or minced ( minced!)
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp thyme
brown braised onions
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp butter, softened
parsley sprigs

steps will be updated soon...

cut up mushroom
Julia Child says "never crowd the mushrooms. They won't brown!"

all cut up

these potatoes are soooo gooood

final product! Delicious...
Unfortunately I was sick this day and couldn't smell and taste anything. I felt better and less stuffed up the next day and was finally able to savour the taste!

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