Sunday, 29 December 2013

Sunday - Coq au Vin

Today I want to try something different. I am going to cook a "Coq Au Vin". This is a French dish of rooster/chicken braised with red wine. It's an old recipe from the Julius Caesar period. 

Step 1 - The ingredients

- 1 Chicken / rooster
- 3 Onions
- 2 Tomatoes
- Plain flour
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic
- Tomato puree
- Bay leaf
- Rosemary
- Red wine (You should use a good wine. I'm going to use a portuguese wine from the Douro Valley. I bought it in Tesco).
- Half a chorizo (I will use portuguese chorizo. It's my favourite, but any chorizo will do. It's just a question of personal taste).

Step 2 - Preparation

- Chop the onions and the tomatoes
- Chop half a chorizo in 1 cm slices
- Reserve it

- Chop the chicken in several pieces
- Massage the chicken with olive oil and flour
- Fry the chicken, in olive oil, until the chicken skin is golden

- Add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, 2 spoons of tomato puree, chorizo, bay leaf, rosemary, salt, pepper and let it cook in high heat for 3 minutes.

- Finally, add half a bottle of red wine and reduce the heat to the minimum. Let it cook for 1 hour. You have to stir gently the chicken, every 10 minutes or the flour will burn. Enjoy!

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