Delicious Winter Stew
Delicious Winter Stew!
“A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy”. Wikipedia
No matter what stew you choose, a delicious rich tasting stew, filled with fresh vegetables, slow cooked meat and fresh herbs, is the perfect way to fill up and keep warm on a cool winters night! We have sourced the tastiest, most flavoursome, nutrition filled stew on the planet and we are willing to share our secret, enjoy!
You Will Need:-
- Olive Oil
- A knob of butter
- 1 Onion
- Fresh sage leaves
- 800g of stewing/casserole steak
- 2 Parsnips
- 4 Carrots
- ½ Butternut Pumpkin
- 500g of Potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of Tomato Puree
- ½ Bottle Red Wine
- 300ml of vegetable stock
- Lemon zest, rosemary and garlic to taste
Preheat the oven to around 160 degrees C. Put the oil and butter in to a pot or casserole pan. Add chopped onion and fry with a decent handful of sage leaves for about 4 minutes. Add the meat, with some salt and pepper, to the pan and then add all of the vegetables (roughly chopped in to large cubes). Straight away put the tomato puree, the wine and the stock in to the pot and stir it all together. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to the boil, place lid on the pot and put in to the preheated oven. You will know when the stew is ready as the meat will be lovely and tender. It usually takes somewhere between 3 and 4 hours. Once cooked you can turn the oven right down and leave it there until you are ready to eat.
If you mix the garlic, rosemary and lemon zest and sprinkle it in to the stew just before serving you will get the most amazing aromas filling the air and a delicious combination of flavours with every taste. Some stews have a tendency to taste the same with every bite, but not this stew, every mouthful will delight the taste buds, bring new flavours and give you a stew experience so good you will want to keep eating!
The ingredients for this hearty winter stew can all be found at the Farmers Markets and the fresher the produce the better the stew will taste. Buying your ingredients direct from growers at the markets will give you the freshest results with this recipe.
You can try substituting or changing ingredients to suit your own preferences. All root vegetables work well in this stew. Try replacing the parsnips with turnip, or the pumpkin with sweet potato, adding artichoke is also a good addition.
Enjoy with a glass of organic red wine and you can’t go wrong!