I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 297/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

VEGAN FONDUE DE POULET À LA CRÈME

[Chicken Simmered with Cream and Onions]

...Julia describes this dish as 'rich and delectable...and Scout for one would agree...he loved this sauce so much...
...of course Julia starts with directions of how to handle and cook the chicken...drying it thoroughly...

...I made my regular Chicken Seitan...recipe for VEGAN SUPRÊMES DE VOLAILLE À BLANC...
...turning it in hot butter (subbed Earth Balance)...for 4-5 minutes...
...then removed it to a dish...
...add thinly sliced yellow onions...covered and cooked for about 5 minutes until fairly tender...but...you guessed it...NOT browned...
...return the seitan...
...cover and cook...
...Season with salt...white pepper and curry powder...
...pour in some dry white wine...
...and cook until the liquid is almost entirely evaporated...
...bring some vegan cream to a boil in a small saucepan...
...and pour it over the 'chicken'...
...keep it at the barest simmer...
...baste the 'chicken'...Julia says the cream may look a little curdled...but will be smoothed out later...so don't worry...
...remove the 'chicken'...
...and boil rapidly...
...until the cream coats the spoon...
...juice a small lemon...
...correct the seasoning and add the lemon juice...
...smother the 'chicken' in the sauce...
...Julia suggests rice and peas with this dish...
...so that's exactly what we had...
...it was truly delicious...

Substitutions:

Vegan Chicken of your choice...we used VEGAN SUPRÊMES DE VOLAILLE À BLANC...but baked tofu or a store bought vegan chicken would be good oto...it really is the sauce that makes this dish...
Vegan Cream for the Cream
Earth Balance for the butter


Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking pp. 262-263

4 comments:

  1. The link for the recipe for compassionate breast no longer works and the blog has been taken down. I tried a number of searches and can't find a link to the recipe or the blogger. Perhaps you may now share the recipe for the breasts. I try to make most of my own seitan and I'd love to try the breasts.

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  2. This is Lovely and a welcoming meal on wintry evening. You saw that I made a Turmeric Cream recipe recently, I'd like to have a go at making it vegan. I checked you recipe for the cream and it advises soymilk powder - this is not something we have in the UK, any substitutes you can recommend.

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