Rustic Braised Chicken is a hearty stew full of tomatoes, olives, capers, and chicken.
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For a meaty and flavorful twist on the classic Italian dish, add pancetta and smoky paprika. Even better, it's on the table in 30 minutes.
A quick and hearty vegetable soup with carrots, potatoes, leeks, and kale. 100% vegan, 100% satisfying.
A quick and hearty stew made with kale, white beans, and Italian sausage.
Gently simmered lamb shoulder, port, and root vegetable stew tastes lamby but not gamey or chewy. The key is the sweet and savory undercurrent of wine, beef stock, tomatoes, and winter roots that runs beneath the flavor of the lamb.
Rich broth filled with bite-sized pieces of root vegetable and tender lamb, this hearty soup is much more than the name 'broth' implies. The essential elements of a scotch broth are lamb, barley, and root vegetables of various kinds, although many will include cabbage in that list as well. To me, Scotch broth is a root vegetable-based dish, with enough chunks of tender lamb to make it exciting, and a broth that is rich and flavorful.
Wintertime vegetable soups all to often tend towards the creamy, orange, winter squash/carrot type. And while there's nothing wrong with a well-made butternut squash puree, sometimes a little more texture and funk is in order. Enter Dave Becker's standout Mushroom Stew in his new book, Stewed. A terrific amalgamation of wild mushrooms, enokis, dried porcinis, sherry, and spinach, this stew tastes of earth in the best way possible. The mushrooms are sauteed in a ripping hot pot to brown quickly without steaming, and are then simmered to tender perfection. A (very slight) drizzle of truffle oil (haters, don't hate) and a smattering of Asaigo cheese enlivens the stew upon serving.
Red wine beef stew feels fresh with the addition of horseradish-chive cream.
Classic chicken 'n' dumplings-style stew made with leftover turkey (or chicken), with light, fluffy, biscuit-based dumplings.
This stew takes advantage of more than a few cooking techniques (blanching, boiling, steaming, glazing, and simmering); a good challenge for anyone wanting to test their skills. Each vegetable is precisely cut, cooked, and assembled to be as dramatic as possible. The method(s) works; the final stew is a celebration of vegetation.
Arroz con pollo finds its way into nearly every Central and South American country in some form or another. The Nicaraguan version is more soupy and stew-like than the fluffier versions you may be used to, but no less delicious.
Tender lamb meatballs are stewed with shallots, cilantro, mint, carrots, golden raisins, and ras-el-hanout, full of spicy, hot, smoky, sweet Moroccan flavor. Comforting, but unfamiliar and delicious.
A San Francisco classic, this stew is traditionally made with the catch of the day. If you are in the mood for this seafood stew, and don't live near the ocean, just go to the fish counter and get a selection of whatever looks good. Generally you're looking for some sort of crab, another shellfish or two, and a firm-fleshed white fish.
[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz (mycameraeatsfood.com)] Notes: Kombu, small dried anchovies, kimchi, gochujang, and Korean chili flakes can be found in most Asian supermarkets. For a vegan-friendly recipe, omit anchovies and add 1 tablespoon miso paste, using vegan kimchi (see recipe here)....
Quite simply, this is the indoor version of a clambake (without the hot rocks and seaweed). If you can't gain access to a beach and are craving a simple, but special treat, this lobster boil can evoke memories of evening by the ocean in a downtown apartment. The secret to getting everything to cook at the same time is to layer the seafood on top of the potato, corn and sausage. This version uses kielbasa, but a chorizo or even andouille could be a delicious addition to this recipe.
When it comes to stews there are those who like them full of many ingredients, and those who do not. And to me, when it's cold outside and the weather is calling for comfort food like a good beef stew, the simpler the better.
Turmeric, along with cumin and cinnamon, gives intense flavor and color to this Moroccan tagine of lamb shank, caramelized onion, and green olives, served over a bed of fluffy couscous.
Potatoes are simmered with tomatos and kalamata olives for a hearty, warming stew.
[Photograph: Chichi Wang] Adapted from The Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judi Rodgers....
I have a strained relationship with beef stew. I understand how it should theoretically taste, but I've just been disappointed too many times. In my mind it should be comforting and warming, but instead I get something dull, grey, and sad. Fortunately, this recipe from Susanna Foo's Fresh Inspiration is the opposite. It is slightly spicy, acidic, fragrant, and remarkably quick to prepare.