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Nigel Slater's Coq au Riesling

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spacemonkey Sun 23-May-04 21:23:36

Everyone must try this, it is heavenly.



50g butter
100g pancetta or streaky bacon (cut up)
2 small to med onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 joints free range chicken on the bone
200g small brown mushrooms, halved or quartered
500ml Riesling (or similar med dry white wine)
300ml double cream
3 tbsp chopped parsley

Melt the butter in a heavy-based casserole and pour in a bit of olive oil. Put in pancetta, then the onions and garlic and cook until softened but not coloured.

Scoop onions and bacon out, leaving juices behind, and add chicken pieces. Brown lightly on all sides. Add more oil if necessary to stop butter browning.

Add mushrooms and continue cooking for a few mins, then return bacon and onions to pan. Turn up heat, pour in the wine bring to boil then simmer for 25 mins, turning chicken from time to time.

Lift chicken out of pan and add cream. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Stir in parsley. Continue cooking at an enthusiastic bubble until cream starts to thicken slightly. Return chicken to pan.

Serve with bread to mop up the DIVINE JUICES.

spacemonkey Sun 23-May-04 21:25:35

not copied from book, i got this off the internet so apologies to all pedants if it doesn't quite match nigel's exact words

maomao Sun 23-May-04 21:27:00


marthamoo Sun 23-May-04 21:27:39

That sounds soooo gorgeous and far too many points. Marthamoo's mission tonight: convert as many MN threads as possible to WW discussions.

maomao Sun 23-May-04 21:28:57

I think you're succeeding quite well!

marthamoo Sun 23-May-04 21:29:56

I am aren't I? Three down, 10,000 to go....

maomao Sun 23-May-04 21:30:59

You still haven't told me how many points you think a juniper berry is!!!

suzanneme Sun 06-Jun-04 12:30:04

Just wanted to say thanks to Spacemonkey for this fabulous recipe - we had it last night (in front of Hell's Kitchen!) and it was absolutely delicious!

hollybet Wed 29-Dec-04 18:14:34

dp is cooking this on New Year's eve for him and his parents - what veggies did you put with it?

PaRumPumPumScum Wed 29-Dec-04 18:17:41

Hi Hollybet. Coooincidently we had this last week (b4 Chrrstmas) and had a green salad and nice bread with it. It was lovely. Didn't realise it was a mumsnet fave as well.

PaRumPumPumScum Wed 29-Dec-04 18:18:57

Coooooooincidently?! Strange looking word... as is Chrrstmas

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