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Sunday Slow Suppers #2:

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This week, we tried Shannon's recipe for this spicy vegetarian stew.

Squash, Pepper, Chard, and Corn Stew

1 medium onion, diced
3 – 5 garlic cloves, chopped
¾ pound banana squash, peeled and cut into pieces about ½ inch wide
2 – 3 T olive oil
1 t. Greek oregano
1 green pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 T. flour
2 T. chile powder
½ t. cumin
1 c. dry white wine
2 c. broth of choice
3 – 4 c. tomatoes, diced
½ bunch chard, blanched and cut into ribbons with the tougher stems cut away
1 ½ c. frozen corn
¾ c. sour cream or yogurt to taste
Chopped cilantro and green onions for garnish

Very lightly sauté the onion, garlic and squash in oil in a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed soup pot, then add oregano, red and green peppers, flour, chile powder and cumin. Stir together and cook for a minute or two longer.

Add wine, broth, and tomatoes, then cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Add chard and corn, then cook for a further 15-20 minutes.

Taste for seasoning. If stew is too liquid, pour off liquid into a small saucepan and boil down until reduced and richly flavored.

Just before serving, stir in sour cream or yogurt. Serve sprinkled with cilantro and green onions.

I made the recipe with two changes: I added LAMB (trimmed shoulder meat), and deleted the tomatoes, but added zucchini. Brad is not crazy about sour cream, and preferred his without, so I added a dollop to my bowl. Spicy! Brad has requested the leftovers for lunch this week. Thanks, Shannon!

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Comments (3)

We followed the recipe as printed but added some zucchini - it was brilliant! I wish that I had doubled the recipe it was so good.

Looks like the perfect comforting dish for these cold evenings!

Eden:

Did you try the leftovers as well, Palma? I liked the leftovers even more. :)

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