The famous French dish Coq Au Vin is a wonderful chicken dish to serve on special nights when you feel the need to eat something special. I have been spending a lot of time on creating new recipes and testing recipes and just given food away to my family without listening to my stomach and relaxing a bit. So to satisfy my tummy and be stress-free for a day, I decided to make my version recipe of Coq Au Vin.
Every so often I take virtual trips to my kitchen. One might say that it is a bit weird, but as I previously mentioned in many of my posts, cooking is therapy for me. It is cheaper than hiring a psychiatrist, and the result is a happy and full stomach. What is better than being in the kitchen? Please don’t all answer at once! LOL
Coq Au Vin is chicken cooked in wine with a mixture of spices, mushrooms, and bacon. There are many recipes, and each of them represents the personal touch of the cook or chef. My personal touch is adding a blend of fresh spices accompanied with Pikliz and letting the chicken marinating for a few hours before cooking.
One other important factor in making this dish as with any other poultry dishes is cleaning the chicken with lemon, lime or vinegar which is just a Caribbean thing. If you prefer not to clean your chicken this way, that is up to you. Another primary ingredient is a wonderful wine. No cheap wine there, please! If you want perfection, this dish requires a good red wine. You will not regret it.