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Coq au Vin With Estate Cabernet Franc

by David on February 14, 2011

Coq au vinA classic French dish, Coq au Vin originated in Burgundy but we have used our lush and generous Cabernet Franc grown on our Yountville Estate in this recipe. The cherry and sweet raspberry flavors of the wine pair perfectly with this hearty dish ideal for this time of year. Better yet, the recipe is easy to make but remember that a half bottle of Cab Franc goes into the dish so you might want to pickup 2 bottles in our online store.

Ingredients:

Organic chicken parts – 2 bone-in breasts, 2 drumsticks, 3 thighs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 slices applewood smoked bacon, cut into lardons
1 cup mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 shallots, minced
1-1/2 cups Goosecross Cabernet Franc
1/2 cup port
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 cup veal demi glace
1 teaspoon thyme, minced

Directions:

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Combine salt, pepper, paprika, and flour in a bag and shake chicken parts in the mixture to lightly coat. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the chicken until brown, about 5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and add the bacon lardons. Cook until the chicken and bacon is brown, about more 5 minutes.

Add mushrooms, onion, & shallot and continue to sauté until soft, 5-7 more minutes. Add the wine, port, tomato paste, and demi glace then stir well. Sprinkle with thyme. Cover and bake in oven for 35 minutes.

Serve with basmati rice and sautéed mushrooms garnished with thyme.

Basmati Rice

1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 cup basmati rice
1-1/4 cups chicken broth

Melt butter & olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice, stir to coat, and cook until fragrant and sizzling. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until all broth is absorbed, approximately 25 minutes.

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Purchase the 2007 Goosecross Yountville Estate Cabernet Franc in our online store.

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