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This boiled meat, chicken, and vegetable dinner is a classic of French cuisine. You'll need beef short ribs, brisket, marrow bones, and a whole chicken for this traditional meal.

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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Garnishes

Directions

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  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Degrease stock, and add to a 20-quart stockpot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer over medium-low heat. Place chicken in a roasting pan, and roast until skin is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Add short ribs, brisket, bouquet garni, and roasted chicken to stockpot, and simmer for 2 hours.

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  • Reduce oven to 375 degrees. Rub the cut side of the marrow bones with salt. Wash and clean the leeks. Remove the dark green tops, and slice into 20 strips, 1/2 inch by 9 inches. Cut the whites in half lengthwise and set aside. Crisscross two strips of leek tops over each marrow bone, and bind with kitchen string. Place marrow bones in a small roasting pan, and add just enough cold water to cover (about 1 1/2 cups). Cover roasting pan with foil, and bake until marrow is opaque, about 1 hour. Remove from oven, keep covered, and set aside.

  • After the meats have simmered for 2 hours, add celery hearts, reserved leeks, carrots, potatoes, turnips, and cabbage. Cook until vegetables and meats are tender, about 20 minutes. Add the haricots verts, and cook 10 minutes.

  • To serve, remove meats and vegetables from broth. Serve broth as a first course or as an accompaniment. Slice the brisket against the grain into thin slices. Untie the short ribs, removing any gristle. Separate chicken legs and thighs, and remove breast meat from the bone, slicing into thirds. Place the sliced meats and marrow in the center of a large platter, and surround with vegetables. Pass the garnishes.

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01/01/2011
I am a fairly accomplished cook and rarely have failed so completely. Spent an incredible amount of money and time for a dish that basically went into the garbage. The meat was dry dry dry ! The vegetables just did not have the right consistancy. I used excellent quality ingredients and followed the recipe to a tee,even made homemade veal stock (the only thing salvagable out of this dish)!