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I do not eat fish. I know it is heresy for a foodie to say that they don’t eat something but there you are — fish just tastes fishy to me. I do, however, like the crispy cornmeal coating that goes on Southern fried catfish. AND I like the cole slaw and hushpuppies that are served with it. It just seems ridiculous to go into a restaurant and order a catfish plate – hold the catfish, you know?
A beef carbonnade is just a fancy name for the-yummiest-beef-stew-ever. It is chunks of beef, dredged in seasoned flour, browned, and then left to simmer in a dark beer broth for several hours. Unattended. Slow Cooker. Easy.
Traditionally it is served over egg noodles but this was a Sunday meal and I wasn’t going to take time to make them. I used brown rice instead and it was just fine. You could also use mashed potatoes with it — you just want something to soak up that broth. Add a crusty sourdough bread, a salad, and maybe a vanilla poached pear for dessert and you are good to go. Whether you are having a family dinner or trying to impress the new in-laws this carbonnade will take you there. Continue reading