Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Plankboxed Coq au vin


It's always fun to use things for cooking - and especially for BBQ - which are a bit unusual... I did so with the baked beans in a Ramon Allones Estupendos box and I did it again with my very first Coq au vin, this time in an empty Montecristo Edmundo box...

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Baked beans

Maybe some words about the way I did it... I took no whole chicken but only 4 drumsticks, which I rubbed with my Red Dust BBQ rub and let them rest in the cooler for about 24 hours. Then I put them over direct fire on the grill until the outside was crisp. In the meantime I sauted some onion rings, finely chopped garlic and two branches of rosemary in a pan...

I put the drumsticks, the onions, garlic, rosemary and a mix of redwine and portwine in the plankbox, in the case an empty Montecristo Edmundo box and put it back on the grill... a part of the wine I poured in the pan to concentrate it...

Plankbox on the grill

After app. 40 minutes the core temperature of the chicken was reached and I removed everything from the box beside the drumsticks, I left them in the box to let them reach the final temperature. The sauce was transferred to the pan and was cooked on high heat to reduce the liquid...

Another 10 minutes and the all was ready to be served... the drumsticks were fully cooked and the sauce was ready too...

The drumsticks are ready to be served

Served with some rye baguette... an awesome treatment for the taste buds...

 Enjoy it...


4 comments:

  1. DUDE, you have GOT to place a showing of this event on Cigar Asylum....PLEASE!!

    EXCELLENT post El-man

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  2. Thx for the compliments... nice to see that people like it...

    About the boards: I "retired" from all those public boards a while back... but if you think it´s worth to be posted there feel free to show it to the people... no problem, as long as you refer to the source...

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  3. Here from Cigar Asylum....great experiment. I've got empty boxes coming out my ears. This looks like a much better way to use them than Jenga in my garage. :-)

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  4. Hey Scott, it´s definitely a nice way to use those boxes... I also have plankboxes made of regular cedar planks... but you can use those boxes in the same way... and be sure that people will go crazy when you serve anything in a cigar box... you´ll be the man at any party... hahaha

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