What is the stew of your life?
December 27, 2010 1:57 PM Subscribe
What is the most unfathomably good stew-like dish you've ever had, specifically during cold weather?
posted by Phyltre to food & drink (59 answers total) 234 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for the BEST stew-class substance known to man. Meat or vegetarian (Beef? Chicken? Bean? Pork? Barley? Mushrooms? Lentils?), with or without starches (Potatoes? Noodles? Rice? Dumplings?), anything is fair game so long as you have a recipe. Bowl or plate, spoon or fork, healthy or decadent--anything that's some solids in some (eventually) thick liquids with a bit of slow cooking.
I know the internet is covered in stew recipes, but we're entertaining tomorrow night and the wife has suggested a stew--I'm sure there's some incredibly awesome stew recipe lurking out there, but I don't know it and I'd rather not choose at random. Have you ever had a stew so good it's the only thing you remember about a particular evening? So good you fell in love with the chef? So good it became a foundational moment, defining the rest of your life as the fulcrum that steered you to your current place in the world? A stew from which you recoiled--not in horror, but in shock and awe?
Do tell. (...me the recipe.)
1. <$30 total ingredient cost
2. <2hrs supervised cook time
3. serves ~4
4. good for cold weather
5. works as a complete meal/complete with complementary starch