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Sunday, June 13, 2010

epicurean creation

so, many of my blog posts have been about the art i create--visual art that is. today i indulged in another favorite hobby of mine--creating edible art. beef stew is a simple rustic dish that wheb done well has layers of flavor--the meatiness of the beef, the rich aroma created from wine and the blend of herbs. below you will find the recipe i use when making beef stew, it's simple, hearty, and delicious.


1 lb of stew meat
1 large red onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 med red potatoes chopped
1 small bag of baby carrots
2 tsp thyme
1-2 bay leaves
beef broth
1-2 C red wine
2 tbs tomato paste
1 small bag frozen peas
salt & pepper to taste


dredge meat in flour and brown in a small amount of oil.
in the same oil, saute onion and garlic over low heat.
when onion becomes translucent stir in tomato paste and coat onions with it.
stir in the mine to this mixture, making sure you scrape up the bits on the pan leftover from browning the meat.
after wine has reduced by 1/4-1/2, add potatoes, carrots and meat. stir in enough broth to almost cover the mixture.
add herbs and salt and paper. raise heat and bring to a simmer. cover and reduce heat. cook until meat is tender, 1-2 hours.
when meat is done, remove from heat and add peas, serve immediately.


Contessa Kris said...

Oh my goodness. I stopped by to tell you, you won a book on my blog and you're making me hungry! I want to make that stew now! Congrats. You won the mystery book on my blog (post was in May.) Tomorrow on the blog it will show you as winner and there will be a pile of more books to win. So stop on by once again! Share the drawing with your friends. It will include some of my art as well. If you could email me with your address, I'll get this book out to you asap. Congrats again!

katilady said...

woot! yay me! thanks for stopping by!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Dang...I can almost smell it!
Beef stew...are you sure you ain't from Louisiana? tee hee!
Girl...this is ART to my tummy!!!!!

katilady said...

haha! thanks jodie! i'm actually from arizona, quite a ways away from louisiana (though my bff is from there!).

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