aux cocos (recette)

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livvie

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Gibraltar, English
Hello,

I am having some difficulty with 'cocos' in this sentence.
'cuisses de grenouilles aux cocos mijotées au jus'

Now, I don't think it's coconut, although it could be, I think it's 'haricot coco' but I'm not sure.

Here is a picture of the dish, this is not actually taken from the document I am working on but it is the same recipe.
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Sorry, I don't actually have the recipe, it's from a menu. This photo is taken from a blog, the blogger talks about this dish and refers to an 'ecrasé de cocos', which is I why I though that maybe it wasn't coconut.
 
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  • atcheque

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    français (France)
    Bonjour,

    If it is lait de coco, aux cocos is wrong.
    aux cocos cannot mean lait de coco.
     
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    iuytr

    Senior Member
    french
    From the recipe name " ....aux cocos" plus "écrasés de cocos" , there is a high probability that this is mashed white beans.
     

    JiPiJou

    Senior Member
    French
    If "écrasé de cocos" is mentioned, then it must be beans and not "lait de coco".

    Here is the title of a recipe : "Cuisses de grenouille dorées, purée de haricots cocos parfumée de romarin et d'ail". I cannot give the details because they are in a book by Alain Ducasse, and that would infringe the copyright.

    But the title should be sufficient.
     

    livvie

    Senior Member
    Gibraltar, English
    Bonjour,
    If it is lait de coco, aux cocos is wrong.
    Yes, of course. I am rolling my eyes back at how I got myself in a pickle.

    If "écrasé de cocos" is mentioned, then it must be beans and not "lait de coco".
    "écrasé de cocos" was mentioned by the blogger and not actually in the document I am working on, but I'm now convinced it is haricots cocos and not lait de coco. As I said, I should have realised earlier.

    Soo, are 'haricots cocos' just 'white beans' ? I have read somewhere else on the site that 'coco' is an AOC, and while I believe this to be true for Cocos de Paimpol I'm not sure that all cocos are AOC.
     

    JiPiJou

    Senior Member
    French
    Here is what Wikipedia (French) says :
    "Le haricot blanc, au goût peu prononcé, est le haricot le plus cultivé en Europe. Il comporte plusieurs espèces. C'est un haricot très populaire en Italie, notamment en Toscane. Le coco blanc, haricot blanc de forme ovale, est très apprécié en Angleterre sur des toasts avec de la sauce tomate."
    "Le haricot marbré, ou coco rose ou borlotti ou borlotto, est un haricot veiné de rouge foncé. Il est surtout produit en Italie, Amérique du Nord et en Afrique du Sud."

    As for AOC : "Les appellations d'origine contrôlée identifient un produit, l'authenticité et la typicité de son origine géographique. Elles sont garantes de ses qualités et de ses caractéristiques, de son terroir d'origine, du savoir-faire du producteur." So an AOC cannot be given to a variety in general. It is only valid for a given region / city.
     

    iuytr

    Senior Member
    french
    Coco is the name of several varieties of beans. The ones i know are white (one with a bit of red lines) but there are other white varieties which are not coco. I also know a variety named pink coco ! I think this is more commercial than biological differences , like the roses or potatoes varieties names. This dictionary gives white beans for haricots coco
    This WR thread may help you haricots blancs, coco, venus
     

    livvie

    Senior Member
    Gibraltar, English
    Thank you all for your help.

    I've had another look on Internet and these little 'cocos' are more complex that I thought, so as I don't know what kind of 'cocos' are being used, white beans it is.
     
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