Stewed autumn vegetables with red wine & nutmeg
Stewing autumn and winter root vegetables with red wine and nutmeg creates a hearty and flavorful dish great for cold days! I used taro, carrots, sweet potatoes and daikon for this recipe, but you can substitute all sorts of vegetables as you wish. Anything good for stews, such as root veggies, potato varieties, and other things that can withstand long cooking times work the best!
- Garlic (4-5 cloves)
- Onion/leek (1)
- Bay leaves (2)
- Ginger (optional) (1 tsp or so)
- Thyme (1/2 tsp)
- Taro (satoimo) (4-5 medium)
- Carrots (3)
- Another autumn & winter vegetable such as daikon radish, sunchokes, or other root veggies (A handful)
- Sweet potatoes and/or potatoes (2-3)
- Nutmeg (1/4 tsp)
- Red wine (1 cup)
- Tomato paste (1 Tbsp)
- Flour (1 Tbsp)
- Water (1 cup)
- Salt & pepper (As needed)
- Oil for sautéing (1 Tbsp or more if needed)
- Parsley, chives, etc for garnish if you have (as desired, optional)
Prepare your carrots, potatoes and other veggies: Cut carrots into thumb-sized chunks. Peel taro root and halve. Peel potatoes and depending on size, quarter or halve. Cut any other veggies you might be using to the around the same size.
Finely chop onion/leek, mince ginger if using, peel and crush garlic. Heat oil in a heavy pot and saute onion, ginger, garlic, bay leaves and thyme until onion starts to brown (10-12 minutes).
Add in other vegetables to pot along with 1.5 tsp salt, pepper, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Cook for 5 minutes on medium.
Turn heat to high and add 1 cup of red wine. Scrape up any onion bits from the bottom of pot. Cook until wine is reduced to half.
Turn heat to medium and add flour and tomato paste.
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Uncover, add 1 cup of water and stir. Cook until liquid is reduced to half again.
Turn to low so vegetables are just simmering. Cover with lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes. You should end up with a nice thick broth by the end! Add salt & pepper if needed, sprinkle on some chives or parsley and serve!
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