Staub Cast Iron 5.75-qt Coq au Vin Cocotte - Dark Blue


6 people

Hot and Sour

  • 1 whole onion sliced
  • 4 oz mushrooms beech or shitake
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp sambal
  • 1/4 cup black vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 1 qt mushroom stock You can use all chicken or all mushroom if you want to keep it vegetarian

Vegetables for soup

  • 8 oz baby corn sliced
  • 4 oz water chestnuts sliced
  • 1/2 cup bamboo shoots
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch 3 tbsp water
  • 1 salt to taste if need be

Mushroom Stock

  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms dried (or fresh)
  • 1 cup mushroom scraps, stems
  • 2 qt water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole shallot


  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 2 cups wontons fried

Nutritional information

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 801mgPotassium: 575mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 162IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 people

For the Mushroom Stock

  • Add all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and reduce by half or until you have a strong mushroom flavored stock.  Strain off and set aside

For the Soup

  • In a soup pot on medium high add sesame oil, ginger, and onion.  Saute for 2 minutes and then add garlic and mushrooms.  Cook for 2 more minutes and then add both of the vinegars.  Reduce them by half and then add your stock (chicken and mushroom) and soy sauce.  Take your eggs and whisk like your going to make scrambled eggs.  Bring the stock to a boil.
    Place a fine mesh strainer over the soup and pour your eggs into the the strainer over the soup.  Push the eggs through the strainer into the boiling soup.  This will give you the egg texture in the soup that is the same as egg drop.  Add your bamboo shoots, corn, water chestnuts, and sambal.  Cook for 3 minutes and then add your corn starch. Cook for 5 more minutes and Season the soup the with a little salt if and sugar if needed.    Finish the soup with green onions and fried wonton skins.  Serve and enjoy!
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