A Big Pot of Stew

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There are certain dishes when made and eaten just set your soul at ease. They comfort and they fortify. That’s what a big pot of stew does. Perhaps stews evoke these feelings due to the cooking process involved that results in succulent morsels and a sauce/gravy brimming with incredibly deep flavour from all the ingredients. Such stews give you pause; they force you to slow down – to prepare them and to enjoy them.

A stew means different things for different people depending on where you are from but for the purposes of this column, a stew means seasoned meat or poultry cooked low and slow with lots of liquid and some flavouring that also gives colour – burnt sugar, browning, tomato paste, tomato sauce or annatto (achiote).

One of the many things that’s great about a stew is that it does not require expensive cuts of meats or poultry, actually, the cheaper the cuts, the more flavourful the stew. And you can add so …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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