A while back I made a Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stew that was flavored with ras el hanout (a Moroccan spice blend) and turmeric. It had carrots and potatoes, and was thickened mainly with onions that were
Pork belly, apple and vegetable stew with apple cider
This was my first foray into using pork belly. In this recipe, the pork belly simmers whole in stock and cider with a seasonal variety of apples and vegetables. After several hours, you finish the pork in the oven in order to crisp the top layer of fat. You then add chunks of the pork and fat back into the stew...very rich and delicious.
My family loves lamb, especially my son. During his first year of college, he claimed to be a vegetarian. When he came home, I had a pot of this slow-cooked lamb stew simmering on the counter. At dinnertime, my husband and I found only a few shreds of meat left floating in the gravy. My son confessed that he was the culprit! —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois