Guineafowl can be tough, but slow cooked this way, in red wine and marsala sauce, they are delicious, and has become a firm favourite at Wickedfood Cooking School winter cookery classes.
2 guineafowl, cut into portions
Salt and black pepper to taste
4-6 small baby onions, peeled
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1 bottle red wine
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Bouquet garni (bay leaves, thyme, parsley, etc.)
125g white button mushrooms, sliced if large, left whole if small
4T extra butter
1T flour, mixed with a little melted butter
Vegetables in season
- Season guineafowl portions with salt and pepper. Heat butter in a saucepan and brown guineafowl over low heat.
- Add onions and cook until glazed.
- Add Marsala and cook for a few minutes.
- Add wine, chicken stock, garlic and bouquet garni. Bring to the boil, turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Heat the extra butter in another saucepan and fry the mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add to guineafowl mixture.
- Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish with a lid. Cover the dish and place in a preheated oven of 180°C, bake for ±1 hour or until guineafowl is tender.
- Remove from oven and place casserole dish back on stove over medium heat. Thicken sauce with flour and butter mixture.
- Serve with parsley potatoes and vegetables in season. Garnish with parsley or rosemary.
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