The basic ingredients for carbonade flamande
|Place of origin||Belgium|
|Main ingredient(s)||Beef, onions, beer, thyme, bay|
A carbonade flamande (or à la flamande) (in Flemish Stoverij or Stoofvlees), is a traditional Belgian sweet-sour beef and onion stew made with beer, and seasoned with thyme, bay and mustard. Mushrooms or spiced bread can also be added.
The type of beer used is important, and traditionally an Oud bruin, Brune Abbey beer or Flanders red is the beer of choice with a somewhat bitter-sour flavour. In addition to this and to enhance the sweet-sour flavour, just before serving, it has a small amount of cider or wine vinegar and either brown sugar or red currant jelly stirred in.
The term carbonade may also refer to a dish of grilled pork loin and certain beef stews cooked with red wine such as beef bourguignon in the south of France, but is more commonly associated with the Belgian dish.
- Alternatively spelt carbonnade; cf. the relevant entry in the Trésor de la langue française informatisé).
- Principa Gastronomica - Carbonnade Flamande (accessed 22 June 2008)
- Van Waerebeek, R., Everybody Eats Well in Belgium Cookbook (1996), ISBN 1-56305-411-6.
- (French) Canalblog-Recipe Carbonade Flamande (accessed 22 June 2008)
- BBC Recipe Database - Carbonnade Flamande (accessed 22 June 2008)
- Larousse Gastronomique 2001, ISBN 978-0-600-60235-4
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