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Vegetarian Coq Au Vin: Easy Mushroom Lentil Stew

From The Crowded Kitchen

This magical Vegan Lentil Stew recipe from guests, Beth and Lexi at Crowded Kitchen, has all the rich, fresh layers of flavor and texture that you love in traditional Coq au Vin – except with plant-based proteins.

Contributed by my podcast guests Beth & Lexi (The Crowded Kitchen), this elevated dish is a VEGAN delight worthy of any Saturday night dinner party.

Basic Ingredients

· 16 oz mushrooms · 8 oz pearl onions · 2 cups carrots · 2 tbsp tomato paste · 2 cups stock · 1 ½ cups red wine · ¼ cup brandy or Cognac · ½ cup lentils (dry lentils) · 1 tsp Herbes de Provence

Keys to this Recipe: 

– Key #1: The pearl onions. – Key #2: Meaty mushrooms. – Key #3: A fruity wine & brandy. – Key #4: Fresh herbs (and      dried Herbes de Provence).

Which lentils work best?

· First Choice: French Lentils · Second Choice: Brown Lentils or Green Lentils · Also Great: Black Lentils · AVOID: Red Lentils

Best wine for Coq au Vin?

– Lexi and Beth recommend a fruity wine like Merlot, Pinot Noir, or Beaujolais. – Likewise, this article from Drink and Pair suggests a light or medium bodied red

Vegetarian Coq Au Vin: Easy Mushroom Lentil Stew

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