Friday, June 12, 2009

Coq au Riesling

Ms.Mac has recently indicated some interest in making Coq au Riesling, and since Toño made some today, I publish his standard recipe for inspiration.

The recipe serves about 4 persons. It takes 30 minutes for preparation and 40 minutes to cook, which can be used for setting the tables and having an aperitif.

  • 1,2 to 1.5 kg of chicken chopped in chunks
  • salt & pepper
  • clarified butter
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 3 dl Alsatian Riesling
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 3-4 twigs of thyme
  • 200 g champignon
  • 4-5 spring onions cut into rings
  • salt & pepper
  • butter
  • 100 g crème fraîche
  • some drops of lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • thyme for decoration
  1. Dab the chicken chunks dry with kitchen paper, season. Sear the chicken in clarified butter. Add flour, stir and roast gently. Deglaze with the Riesling. Add bay leafs and thyme and let it cook covered on a low flame for about 30-40 minutes.
  2. Steam the champignons and spring onions in butter with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the chicken chunks from the liquid and keep them warm. Sieve the liquid to the champignons, bring to a boil and let it boil down a bit.
  4. Add crème fraîche and lemon juice to the sauce, mix and season. Add the chicken.
  5. Serve decorated with some thyme twigs, and some rice or a fresh baguette.
Of course a Riesling is the best choice, however, a brut champagne is also quite nice.


Pilgrim said...

I recommend Pinot Gris for the recipe, and a Champagne Rénard rosé. Propz Pilgrim

Mickle in NZ said...

Too late - yesterday I roasted the chicken I had , then ate it hot last night and cold tonight accompanied by a Babich Marlborough 2004 Riesling.

I'll just have to buy some more!

Huggles and purrs, Mickle and Zebbycat said...

@Mickle... today, we will make your minted beef and noddles salad.

Ms Mac said...

I'm going to try and work this into the family menu very soon. Thnx for recipe!

Suf Steve said...

delicous food.....on the dinner table and in bed. naughty thought! said...

"Suf Steve... well, the one for dinner is cooked and the one in bed one can peel.

Sethy said...

Yay! Something to try for this weekend. I have a bottle of Nederburg Rhine Riesling waiting to be used in a good sauce!

Thanks for that!