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Moroccan Stew

20 Sep

We had dinner with some friends the other night (I know! We made friends already! Yay!), and they made us this super tasty stew. When I asked for the recipe, they laughed because they didn’t really follow it. It doesn’t really matter though, because it was a vegetarian stew and I didn’t plan to follow the original anyway. I just wanted to get the basic idea of the flavor from the seasonings, so here is the original and (about) what I did.

MOROCCAN VEGETABLE STEW

Ingredients: 
2 med. carrots, peeled & chopped
2 med. zucchini, chopped
3/4 cup onion, chopped

1 1/2″ piece fresh gingerroot, peeled & finely chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
28oz broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup raisins
Directions:
over medium heat cook onion, garlic, gingerroot, curry powder and cinnamon in 1 tsp olive oil ~3mins
stir in broth, beans, tomatoes, carrots, and zucchini
bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 15mins
stir in raisins
remove from heat
MOROCCAN BEEF & VEGETABLE STEW
Ingredients: 
1 large eggplant, chopped (my carrots from the Farmer’s Market were wilty and sad)
1 large squash thing, chopped (I have no idea what this vegetable really was. It looked like a green pumpkin sort of thing. The farmer told me to cook it like any squash, so I threw it in.)
1 onion, chopped (I never measure chopped onion. I just cut up one that looks about the right size)

1 1/2″ piece fresh gingerroot, peeled & finely chopped
3 garlic cloves
2-3 tsp curry powder
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
28oz broth (any kind will work)
2# ground beef
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (If you want it to be more like stew, I’d put two cans in)
a couple handfuls raisins
Directions:
over medium heat cook onion, garlic, and gingerroot  in 1 tsp olive oil ~3mins
add ground beef and brown
add curry powder and cinnamon just as meat is browning
stir in broth and vegetables
bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 15mins
stir in raisins
remove from heat
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in paleo, Recipes

 

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