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alsieboo
16-10-2006, 11:50:29
I'm going to cook a meal for my bloke again, but I'm not too sure what to do. Last time it was casserole, which went down a treat, and I'd quite like to do coq au vin, but I have absolutely no idea how to cook it, or even how long it would take or anything, I just know it's tasty. So, anyone got any helpful suggestions, or nice easy but yummy things that any retard could cook?

MOBIUS
16-10-2006, 11:54:11
Google -> Coq au Vin :p

Funko
16-10-2006, 11:56:21
It's quite a slow dish to make properly.

Nigel Slater has a good recipe here:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/life/story/0,,605460,00.html

But I saw James Martin make a quick cheat's version on Saturday kitchen a few months ago that looked quite easy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/cheatscoqauvin_68039.shtml

Tizzy
16-10-2006, 11:57:04
Cheat's coq au vin (http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/cheatscoqauvin_68039.shtml)

Funko
16-10-2006, 11:57:51
Too slow! :p

MOBIUS
16-10-2006, 12:07:44
Just do Spag Bol and stick some wine in it, you'll be sorted in 25 mins. Granted, it is a beef dish

JM^3
16-10-2006, 12:49:06
Do what I do..

Tofu, veggies, a wok, and a rice cooker, success!

JM

zmama
16-10-2006, 13:36:53
Make the first recipe....it's worth it. One of my favorite things to eat :)

Gary
16-10-2006, 13:58:50
Last time it was casserole, this time it's chicken casserole? Well I guess it's good to indicate where your strengths are :D ;)

Funko
16-10-2006, 14:02:05
I guess she's hoping that if she gives him coq he'll give her...

er... sorry. :nervous:

MOBIUS
16-10-2006, 14:11:18
Funko, you should be ashamed of yourself!

...that it took you so long to post that...:p

Funko
16-10-2006, 14:13:37
That Nigel Slater recipe does look really good. I'm going to have to make it sometime.

Scabrous Birdseed
16-10-2006, 17:11:32
40 minutes? That's no time for cooking. Coq Au Vin is a fast dish in my book, it's really quick compared to a curry or an italian tomato dish!

I do it quite simply: soften some onions in a thick-bottomed cast-iron pan, brown some chicken in a frying pan (roll in in flour first), add the chicken, nearly a full bottle of red wine, a couple of teaspoons of thyme, two cloves of genly crushed garlic, a stock cube and maybe three bay leaves to the casserole. Bring to a boil and let simmer. Meanwhile, fry some bacon, then add some chopped onion, then some mushrooms, and add the mixture once it gets a nice colour to the casserole. Boil for fortyish minutes until the chicken is soft.

JM^3
16-10-2006, 17:22:44
That sounds really complicated.

JM

Scabrous Birdseed
16-10-2006, 17:29:07
It's not, a complicated recipe to me is something like mayonnaise or pancakes which is hell to get exactly right. This one is just a bung stuff in, make sure you didn't forget anything type dish.

Chris
16-10-2006, 17:43:12
Hot dogs.

C.G.B. Spender
16-10-2006, 19:04:33
Schweinebraten mit Sauerkraut und Bratkartoffeln

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-10-2006, 19:48:33
Nonsense.

Schweinsbraten mit Sauerkraut und Knödeln!

C.G.B. Spender
16-10-2006, 20:09:24
Weirdo
Schwienebrohtn mit dat suhren Kruut un Brootkartüffls

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-10-2006, 20:43:58
freak
Schweinnsbrodn mit Sauakraut und Knedl!

alsieboo
16-10-2006, 21:27:36
thanks all, if I don't post for a couple of days after Wednesday, I think you can guess how it went ha ha

mr_G
17-10-2006, 07:26:04
kick'm in the balls

mr_G
17-10-2006, 07:26:27
ow, wrong thread

MoSe
17-10-2006, 07:28:10
kick'm in the meatballs

JM^3
17-10-2006, 07:44:22
Her boyfreind might not be into that mr_G

JM

mr_G
17-10-2006, 07:57:29
jesjes i thought it was a devilmuffins thread.
great advice tho

Tizzy
17-10-2006, 08:18:02
Boyfriends seem not to like that :confused:

mr_G
17-10-2006, 08:21:12
you think?
stop that tizzzzzz, headache you know