I need to learn not to be too organised. I got ahead of myself and made this so long ago that neither of us can really remember much about the food or wine. Or, we could get properly organised and make notes at the time and not rely on our ageing memories. Shall we try that next time? I also tried to use a new bit of technology to blog with and clicked the wrong button so my first attempt to write this up got lost. This isn’t my finest blogging hour.
I do know that this tasted fabulous. As usual with her recipes, Bryanna gives plenty of options so it’s very flexible. I used a combination of homemade seitan and smoked Vegusto Luncheon Roll for the meat, and a mix of portobello and chestnut for the mushrooms.
Cassoulette is a lovely comforting dish, chock full of beans and vegetables in a herby red wine sauce. This was a great dish to make ahead because it needs at least an hour in the oven, so you can prepare everything in advance and just sit back with a glass of wine when you’re ready to eat. I threw some garlic bread in the oven so that we could mop up the juices.
And talking of wine, we had a fabulous bottle of French red which went superbly well with the meal. We can’t find any trace of it so it must have been recycled by mistake. We’ll certainly make this again so I’ll try and report back with proper info next time, and sorry for the stupidity.