Recipe of the day. Harvest stew

Harvest Stew
For Herbed Biscuits:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold butter or margarine
2/3 cup buttermilk
For Stew:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons rosemary or 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium rutabaga (1 1/4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 large carrots, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
For Herbed Biscuits, in a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, basil, rosemary, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk to form a soft dough (dough will be slightly sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 3 to 4 times. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2 inch maple leaf or round cutter. Cover and refrigerate. For Stew, in a 5 quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork. Add broth, onion, garlic, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper; Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add rutabaga and carrots; cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add beans; cook for 20 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Pour into an ungreased shallow 2 1/2 to 3 quart baking dish. Immediately top with 12 biscuits. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown. Bake remaining biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s