Finally! I managed to write the article about Boeuf Bourguignon which is my favorite dish since forever. I mean it kind of has to be, right. It is beef that has been stewed for hours and red wine. Even Lars likes red wine in food and loves this recipe. We thing it is perfect for the Sunday dinner category. It has to be stewed for several hours and that is best on a Sunday. For me this is a real feel good dish. especially when you combine it with mashed potatoes.
We love stewed dishes of any kind but usually we don’t have enough time to prepare them. A few weeks ago, Lars family came to visit us and so we thought that this is the perfect opportunity to cook boeuf. We made a extra portion for the kids where we replaces the wine with juice but it is important not to take a juice that is too sweet because otherwise the dish won’t be tasty.
These kinds of recipes are perfect for when you have visitors. Usually they are not for 2 people and they have to be shared, don’t you think?
Do you have a roaster at home? We did have one made of steel but we didn’t use it very much. But we got a very nice cocotte from Staub which is amazing. We chose the red one because we like bright colors and it looks amazing with food. It is really heavy and that is exactly how a roaster is supposed to be. This one is really perfect for us. It makes the meat really soft, you don’t even need a knife for it. That is so great and makes food even more delicious.
Wine and food. That is one great combination. Some say there are special kinds of wine that one should use to cook and some say that there is no such thing. Personally, I think that I use wine that I also drink. As long as it is tasty, it doesn’t matter what kind of wine you use. I prefer very dry red wine but that wouldn’t be too good for that dish. I would definitely recommend medium dry wine, probably one should use a burgundy wine. But I used a Bordeaux which I really like. The most important thing is that you use wine that you also like.