Coq au vin

Recipe from: 3 june 2010

Ingredients 20
Servings 10
Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2.5
    kg
    organic chicken, cut into 6 pieces (do not discard giblets and carcass)
  • 1
    carrot
  • 1
    tsp
    peppercorns
  • 1
    onion
  • 150
    g
    pancetta (one piece, not sliced)
  • 12
    slices streaky pancetta or unsmoked bacon
  • 30
    g
    butter
  • 2
    onions, sliced
  • 6
    large carrots
  • 2
    sticks of celery, sliced
  • 2
    cloves
    garlic
  • 5
    cardamom pods
  • 2
    Tbs
    flour
  • 2
    Tbs
    cognac
  • 1
    bottle good red wine
  • 5
    sprig
    thyme
  • 3
    fresh bay leaves
  • 40
    g
    fresh bay leaves
  • 12
    small onions, peeled
  • 200
    g
    morel mushrooms (you can substitute shitake or ceps here)
 

Method

50 mins
 
Put the chicken carcass and giblets into a stock pot, cover with water and add an onion and a carrot, 1 teaspoon peppercorns, 5 cardamom pods and boil.

Turn the heat down and allow it to simmer until you need it.

Cut the pancetta into slices.

Fry them in the butter until they are golden and remove them without the fat.

Season the chicken sections with salt and pepper and put them in the fat from the pancetta.

Do not flip them constantly, turn them over when the bottom of the piece of chicken is honey coloured and when both sides are done, remove and set aside.

Take the sliced celery and onion and fry them in the pan in which the chicken pieces have been fried until they are translucent.

Add the chicken and the pancetta to the vegetables and stir in the flour and cognac and the herbs.

Pour in the chicken stock and the wine and allow to boil gently.

After about 15 minutes, add the small onions, the carrots and the mushrooms.

Cook, partially covered, on low-medium heat until the chicken is just starting to get soft.

Remove the lid and start to reduce the stock until it is just getting thick.

Grill the  streaky pancetta and garnish each serving with crispy pancetta.

Serve with rice or crunchy bread
 

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