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Poussin A L'Estragon

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Ingredients
  Lemon 1
  Dried tarragon/1 handful, fresh tarragon 1 Teaspoon
  Prepared baby chickens 3
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  White wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped onions 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sliced button mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Plain flour 6 Tablespoon
  Stock 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Watercress sprigs 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1)Squeeze lemon juice,and remove leave from fresh tarragon.
2)Now chop up lemon skin and add a piece inside each chicken with tarragon stalk and a knob of butter.
3)Take 1/4 cup of butter and keep aside. Take the rest and spread over the birds.
4)Pick a roasting tin, add the birds,pour the wine and cook in a moderate oven (180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4) for 40 50 minutes
5)Take a pan, add the butter and melt, now add the onions and saute.
6)Add the mushrooms to the onions and saute.
7)Now sprinkle the flour,and cook for one minute.
8)Add the stock and boil. now add the leftover lemon juice, chopped taragon,parsley,salt and pepper.
9)Let this simmer for 15 minutes.
10)When the birds are cooked, strain the juices from tin into the sauce andcook to a coating consistency.

SERVING
11) Garnish the birds with any tarragon leftover, and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes

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