Ragout: A derivitave of the French verb ragouter, meaning "to stimulate the appetite," ragout is a thick, rich, well-seasoned stew of meat, poultry or fish and sometimes vegetables. - A Food Lover's Companion
This is one of my favorite make-ahead meals. When the freezer is stocked with this stuff, I'm livin' large! In the video I encourage you to use my guidance as just that, a guideline. I often incorporate other meats and chipotle in my Ragout when I reheat it. Ann Schuler can testify to that, right Ann? It gives a "nineties-fusion-cuisine" twist on a timeless classic by combining this French dish with the smoked jalapeno popularized in Mexico.