first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a
long time ago now!
then the internet was a very different place with much
more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was
a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For
those of us interested in food and cooking it was a
great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people
living in other parts of the world.
was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether
they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother
with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional
chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who
was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share
recipes so others could enjoy them.
lot of the details of who contributed what have either
become blurred or disappeared over the years but the
recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right
or for the inspiration they might give.
recipe came from Chez Fred which was the online alias
of Frederic Durand. Sadly, like so many, the site no
Chickens in pieces
4 minced Shallots
3 Spoonfull of French Mustard
40cl of Cream
10g of Butter
1 Glass of Cider
Salt and Pepper
a jar, mix half the herbs, the shallots, 70g of softened
butter, 1 spoonfull of French mustard and the cider.
alt and pepper to the mix.
the pieces of chicken to marinate in this mix for
2 hours in the fridge.
the pieces of chicken out and fry them in a big pan
with 20g of butter until they brown.
the marinade over the chicken and leave to gently
cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
the pieces of chicken out of the pan and reduce the
juice over a high heat.
to the pan the rest of the herbs, the mustard and
the butter with the cream and the reduced juice.
to taste and simer for 5 minutes.
the chicken pieces with the sauce over them.