Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vegetable Stew




First of all, I would like to say Thank You to all of you who had left well wishes here and on my Facebook page for Ashley's Birthday! You helped to make it a very happy birthday for her!

I cooked this brussel sprout, carrot and potato stew as a side dish to go with the Sous Vide duck breast for her birthday dinner. This is a very versatile dish as a side for poultry or meat, over rice or bread. You can use any vegetable or beans that you like.

It was not in my original plan to feature this as a recipe post on its own but my beloved fellow blogger and follower Aunty Phong Hong requested for it and so PH, here you go!

Ingredients

2 packets Brussel Sprouts (about 35-40 nos cut into halves)
2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
500g baby potato (quartered)
1 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 Bratwurst sausage (remove skin)
2 bay leaves
1 sprig rosemary
2 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
500g chicken/vegetable broth
Salt and pepper

Directions

Heat olive oil/butter in a cast iron pot over medium heat. Sweat the chopped onion, garlic, bay leaves and rosemary. 

Add the bratwurst sausage meat and fry for 1-2 minutes.

Add all the vegetables (Add the brussel sprouts later if you do not want the sprouts to be too cooked and soft) and stir fry for couple of minutes. 

Pour in the broth. Season with salt and pepper. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetable is cooked. Stirring occasionally.








28 comments:

  1. Alvin, i am no fan of brussel sprouts ;P but it is such a nutritious veg that the kiasu-ness in me says i must learn to enjoy this. So I am SO gonna try your recipe out. Fingers crossed ! :)

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    1. Hi Esther! Brussel sprouts can be very yummy if cooked the right way. I am a convert myself. :)

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  2. Such a stunning pot of stew! Love all the ingredients in it! Looks very colourful, so appetizing and absolutely delicious! Yum, yum!

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  3. Hi Alvin
    Your vege stew look absolutely delicious after going thru the ingredients list. I have never thought of vege stew before.... my list of stews always are chicken, beef, lamb ...just never thought about vege stew. I love brussel sprouts and potatoes. Absolutely loves this dish.....lots and lots!!

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    1. Hi Mel! Then you should try this. Total prep and cook time is about 30 mins only.

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  4. I love one pot dish like this on cold days, and all the veggies (I love brussel sprouts!!) and sausage in delicious stock sounds amazing. Simple yet super comforting and nutritious. I might make one myself too, but my kids will complain I make another stew. lol. You can tell I'm a big fan of this kind of dish in winter time. :)

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    1. Hi Nami! Yes, stew dishes are great on cold days.

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  5. I love brussel sprouts! I will have to make my roomie make this. (Seeing I only bake. He cooks.)

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    1. Hi Erika! Looks like a perfect partnership you have there! :)

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  6. Looks great but not a fan of brussels. I would probably substitute it with peas...or sweet peas perhaps. Hmmmm...you don't peel your potatoes - like overseas. I'm old-school...but I'm learning - picking up a bit of this and that from my daughter. ;)

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    1. Hi Arthur! If they are not baby potatoes, I would have peeled them. Just give them a good wash and they are good to go and skins are nutritious too!

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  7. Hi Alvin,

    Being a vegie person, I will be happy eating this... but I bet that my husband and son will fight like crazy for the one and only Bratwurst sausage in your stew... LOL!

    Zoe

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  8. Alvin, thank you so much! Such a colourful pot of vege stew and hmmm...I see a bratwurst in there! Auntie PH will put in two bratwurst hah! hah! It really looks and sounds delicious and I will cook this stew very soon :)

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    1. Hi PH! My pleasure... Still owe you the jackfruit salad recipe.

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  9. Your vegetable medley is so gorgeous looking! Love the colours and being a vege person, I would be happy to eat this whole thing by myself.

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    1. Hi Mich! Even a non-vege person should appreciate this dish too.

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  10. I love brussel sprouts but they're so expensive here in KL! Used to eat them every week for Sunday roast in the UK but now... once in a while treat only. Haha!Love your colorful vegetable stew.

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    1. Thanks Yen! I'm surprised that Brussel sprouts prices in KL are high... prices here are actually quite reasonable.

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  11. i really rarely see brussel sprouts in local dishes but definitely going to try this soon since it totally reminds me of the stews i had in Belgium :)

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    1. Hi Janine! Thanks for dropping by! Your new blog is cool!

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  12. oh, so we dont need to peel the potatoes too? sorry..i'm trying to learn more western cooking , chef:) btw, why you call phong hong auntie? haha! dont think she's in the 'auntie' age range yet:D

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    1. Hi Lena.. usually I dun peel if I'm using young baby potato as the skins are thin and they are very nutritious too... just make sure they are properly washed and scrubbed.

      Of course she's not... In fact, if she's Aunty then I'm Uncle... LOL! Our age gap is minimum... She started calling herself Aunty so I followed...:)

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  13. I've seen some brussel sprouts here sometimes but haven't tried it yet :P That stew looks colorful and I'm sure tastes really good .

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  14. Oh this is perfect side dish to any meal, yum! Love the variety of vegetables inside...My fave gotta be the brussel sprouts. :))

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