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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

As I promised yesterday, I'm going to show you some of what SWMBO does to make an excellent Beef Bourguignon.

It is basically a beef stew with the meat braised in red wine and beef broth as well as vegetables.

It originated in the Burgundy region of France.


The beginning involves a lot of knifework on beef, carrots, white onions, green onions and garlic.

The mushroom preparation comes later.

The counter next to the stove holds some other ingredients, including a can of beef broth and two cups of red wine.


The afore-mentioned mushrooms have now been cut up and are ready for the saute pan . . .


. . . which is heating a couple of tablespoons of butter.


Butter melted, the mushrooms go in to be wilted down and browned.


In the old days this would all have been done in a big black iron pot but today's crockpots make the cooking a snap.


The dining was delicious and your scribe, in his French personification, expressed his pleasure.


Wait, Frenchy, how good was it?


(I'm looking a bit rough these days as my winter beard is growing.)

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious, and reminds me of the crockpot pot roast Mrs. C. made a few days ago.

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  2. Ha! Love the beret! You foodies!

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  3. Looks like a lot of work and I'm sure it is well worth it.

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  4. Heh, heh! I'm glad your beret doesn't have your name stitched across the front, like the Griswolds in European Vacation.

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  5. You look very French in these shots! Now I'm hungry! I might have to make some this weekend.

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  6. It took me quite a while to learn that you needed to sauté the mushrooms separately in these kind of dishes, and add them later, rather than just do them in with the general cooking. I like crockpot cooking, do it more and more.

    Bon appetit!

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  7. It could not be better described and when there is some leftover then you add some water and it turns into a soup for the next day with some chopped fresh parsley on top.
    The beret was a must and it fits you so well.
    And to sayt that I nearly missed this post!

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