Christmas Pot au Feu

Christmas Pot au Feu

To celebrate Christmas in a delicious and friendly way, try the Pot au feu of Nicolas Darnauguilhem (15/20)!
  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

  2. Step 2

    Cut the unpeeled carrots in half, then cut them into quarters lengthwise, dice the celery and fennel head, cut the leek into sections. Cut the head of garlic and the unpeeled onion in half. Add to a large pot with the cumin, coriander and bay leaf. 
  3. Step 3

    Add a little salt.
  4. Step 4

    Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 90 min. Strain, reserve. This is the cooking broth.
  5. Step 5

    Cover and simmer meat from cold water for about 30 minutes. 
  6. Step 6

    Add meat and marrow bones to the cooking broth. Poach for about 3 hours, covered, at boiling point. Skim the top from time to time.
  7. Step 7

    Roasted vegetables
  8. Step 8

    Toss the roasting vegetables in rapeseed or olive oil. Roast in the oven for 35-45 mins at approx. 180 degrees. Slice and add to the simmering broth. Leave carrots whole.
  9. Step 9

    Adjustment and serving
  10. Step 10

    Refresh the broth with some Cumbawa zest, lemongrass, aromatic fennel and soy sauce. Adjust the seasoning. Let infuse on the stove for 10 minutes. Baste the meat and vegetables generously.
  11. Step 11

    Cut the meat perpendicularly to the fibres into slices of about 1 cm thick and arrange with the roasting vegetables. Pour over the broth. Garnish with mountain herbs.
  12. Step 12

    Serve hot with horseradish cream.