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Red Wine Braised Chicken

This dish needs overnight marinating time. So please prepare one day before you cook it.

Here I used chicken drumsticks.

1. Prepare marinade. In a pot, pour in red wine ( I used about 1/3 bottle, that’s all I have). Turn on the stove and heat it. At the same time, chop one onion, 1 stalk celery and 1 carrot. Put all the vegetables, 3 cloves garlic, cloves and bay leaves in wine. Simmer till reduce to 1/2. Off the heat. Discard the vegetables. Put chicken in a container or a bag. Pour the marinade in. Give Chicken a bit massage and cover with lid. In the fridge for overnight.

2. The next day. Take the chicken out. Chicken will turn dark purple. Season them with salt and pepper. Then dust them with flour.

3. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Fry chopped onion (big chunk) and mushroom till aromatic. Then set them aside.

4. Fry bacon bits in the same pan. And sear bacon to let the oil out. Take the bacon out and leave the oil.

5. If the bacon oil is too little, you can add some extra olive oil. Next step is to fry flour-covered chicken. Don’t stir them till a nice golden brown layer formed. Make sure the outside flour layer is hard and crispy.

6. Add all the mushroom, onion and bacon back to chicken. Also add in bay leaves. Pour the red wine marinade into the pan. And one small box of stock with 2 or 3 tablespoon tomato paste.

7. Turn to low heat. Cover the lid and let it simmer for 1-1.5 hrs.

Look at the bright color. The chicken is very tender. Mushrooms are very juicy. It’s perfect to go with bread or pasta.

Pork Chop With Roasted Apple

1. Cut an apple into 8 parts, remove the core.


2. Line them in the baking pan. Sprinkle mixed herbs, a little salt. And pour in some white wine.


3. In the oven, turn to 220 degree C. And roast for 10-15 mins.


4. Coat pork chop with flour. Shake off the excess.

5. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Fry the chop till each side turns a bit golden brown.


6. Pour in red wine. Simmer a little while to let the wine reduce into thick and sticky sauce.


7. Place pork chop in the plate. Glaze with sauce.


Serve with roasted apple.

Red Wine Braised Beef

1. Cut beef into medium chunks.

2. In a piece of gauze, wrap in 1 tablespoon black pepper whole , 1 tbs ground black pepper, 1 tbs cloves, 1 tbs fennel and 2 cloves garlic. Wrap them up. Put into pot with beef.


3. Pour red wine into the pot covers all ingredients. Add 1 tbs balsamic vinegar and 1 tbs soy sauce.


4. Let beef soak in all ingredients for overnight.

5. Slow cook for 3 – 3.5 hrs.


Place the beef in the plate and pour reduced sauce over it.



Beef is very soft and tasty.