It’s Friday, so it’s probably time for our first food round-up. It was a little weird, not posting snaps throughout the week. But I think we can all agree, this is for the best.
The theme of the week: Drown everything in sauce.
Monday was a Coq au Vin.
After reading over the recipe that I printed off (and roughly followed), I cracked open How to Cook Everything and Nigella Express to see what they had to say about the matter.
My reading resulted in the following modifications: we used two bouillon cubes instead of broth, tossed in a tablespoon of garlic, did not measure the wine at all and ended up using ~1/2 bottle, omitted the canadian bacon and added an onion, AND after browning the chicken and removing it we returned it to the pan and braised over medium low heat for 30 minutes, turning once halfway through.
We served this over Garlic Smashed Potatoes, but really you could probably do a nice, roasted red potato and be on Cloud Nine.
I would definitely make this dish again (Marcus even ate the carrots!), but first I definitely want to give the Coq au Riesling from Nigella Express a shot.
Thursday brought Jenna’s Channa Masala.
I think the next dish on our Indian docket will be some form of Beef Vindaloo, but we already had one meat meal planned out for the week. This was an easy one to rotate in.
Plus, once again it was HEAVEN.
Our only modification was using one can of chickpeas instead of two. We ended up with HEAPS of sauce (hooray!) and more than enough food to ensure that we would each be able to bring leftovers for lunch (essential).
Marcus seems to be going through some sort of bizarre, BBQ sauce-fueled renaissance, which is obviously excellent news for me. Thank you Rock Bottom Brewery, from the bottom of my heart for revealing the Glory That Is BBQ Chicken Pizza to my dear fiance.
What was the best dish you made this week?