green stew recipe - be aware, I cook everything 'winging it' Here's some ideas:
Greens Stew ala Kat
1 bunch each of:
kale stems removed Chard " Collards " Spinach Broccoli Celery or/and celery root and leaves – less than whole bunch or root (celery root / celriac) Fresh carrots – chopped just a couple BEETS would be great! Parsley Cilantro
1 entire onion chopped 4 large garlic minced or more 2 boxes chicken broth, just to cover – I use home made ½ c. dark miso paste or add light too… Salt to taste Tad of acid/lemon/ vinegar/red or white wine/tomato
Start the Collards first, they take the longest. Add the acid at first, especially tomato/lemon, it will help break down any fibrous veg. Add chopped veg according to how long they take to cook, for instance, add the spinach last, and the zucchini just before that…
Simmer stew until just done, stirring occasionally – 40 min?
After it cools a bit, add: ¼ c. olive oil (or other oil), 2 Tbs butter, stir until melted and incorporated.
Makes about 3 qts.
Use any kind of herbs you think would be good. I use fresh– thyme, bay, oregano. Omit or substitute anything you want. Add or subtract broth for desired thickness
Options I have used:
Nappa cabbage Leeks Celery Celery root celeriac Peppers Ginger fennel bulb Chives or green onion Beet greens Zucchini Herbs, herbs, herbs, herbs make ea. Batch unique Beets instead of carrots *Red lentils make it thick as they dissolve when cooked *½ C Seaweed Mitziki or sea lettuce, it will absorb liquid, and smell like the ocean until it rehydrates
Hey OregonRed, thanks! Sounds good! I'll have to give it a try sometime. Looks like it's pretty flexible for ingredients.
I know what you mean by "winging it". That's also how I do most of my cooking too! Which sometimes can be a bad thing if you are trying to duplicate something that turned out really good and you don't remember what you put in it!