This classic soup is made with fresh vegetables and seasonings to take you back to France.
French Country Chicken Soup
Assemble ingredients. Don't forget the carrots.
Remove skin and fat from chicken.
Pour broth into pot, whisk in Dijon mustard and seasonings.
Add chicken, potatos, celery, leeks, and shallots.
Cover mixture and cook until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken to cutting board, and debone it, then cut chicken into chunks
Stir back into the soup
serve with fresh french bread cubes or garnish of your choice
Oyster stew is a popular Thanksgiving dish.
Rich, creamy goodness.
Creole Oyster Stew Nocino®
In a large pot, cook bacon until fat is rendered, and bacon is crisp ~5-6 minutes.
Drain on towels and set aside.
Drain all but 1 Tbsp of fat from pan.
Add butter, heat over medium heat.
Next add Onions, celery, and cook until soft. ~ 5 minutes.
Add green onions, salt, garlic, white pepper, 1 tsp Nocino® Blonde, and thyme.
Cook for 1 minute stirring
Add flour and cook stirring, to make a light roux ~3 minutes.
Add wine (if used) cook 1 minute.
Add Reserved oyster liquor ( add enough water to make 2 cup liquid), and add milk and bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until liquid thickens. ~ 4 minutes
Add more water if necessary to maintain constancy
Add oysters, parsley, and cilantro, simmer until oysters start to curl ~ 3 minutes.
Add reserved Bacon and cook for ~1minute.
Remove from heat and adjust seasoning.
Serve with hot French Bread.
This Oyster Dressing is almost like a savory oyster bread pudding with the addition of the Black Nocino® pepper sauce
Creole Oyster Dressing Black Nocino®
In a small bowl make seasoning mix
drain oysters measure water.
add cold water to equal 1 cup
set aside in refrigerator.
preheat oven to 350F
chop all ingredients
1) bell pepper, onions, celery, and green onion bottoms
3) green onion tops, and parsley
4) spice mix
melt 4 Tbsp butter over med high heat.
Add 1/2 of bell pepper mixture.
Saute till brown. 8 minutes.
Add garlic to skillet, 2 teaspoons of seasoning mix, and 1 tsp Black Nocino®
Lower heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
Add remaining 1/2 of bell pepper mixture., 4 Tbsp butter and Bay leaves.
Cook mixture for 10 minutes.
Stir in reserved oyster liquid, and cook over high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in remaining seasoning 1 tsp Black Nocino®, and enough bread crumbs to make a moist but not runny dressing.
Remove from heat.
Remove and discard bay leaves.
Stir in green onion mixture.
Stir in drained oysters.
Gently spoon dressing mixture into 8x8x2 inch baking dish.
Bake uncovered 30 minutes