By Sackville on November 03, 2003
Photo by JustJanS
Photo by JustJanS
"I adapted this recipe from one that appeared in BBC Good Food magazine and loved the rich, earthy flavours it produced. The original inspiration for this dish apparently comes from Tunisia and it certainly reminded me of some African stews I have had. The changes I made were to use butternut squash instead of pumpkin, fresh ginger instead of ground and two cans of tomatoes instead of one. I also used my chili olive oil, which is stored in a jar with hot chillis to give it some bite, but if you don't have any spicy oils to use, you could add in a bit of chili powder, cayenne pepper or some harissa. This is a very adaptable recipe so have fun playing with it."
Serving Size: 1 (613 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Excellent! Didn't use flour to thicken but wouldnt change a thing! Used fresh ginger instead of ground and didnt have chili oil so use a little chili powder. Easy, tasty, healthy, one-pot meal!"
"This is my favorite fall/winter stew. I add chicken broth to make it go further. I often bring it to potlucks, but always make sure there is some in the freezer for me!"
"This was good, perfect for a fall dinner. I didn't have chili flavored olive oil, but I did use some crushed red pepper in the oil. I used butternut squash instead of pumpkin. I will make this again!"
"We really enjoyed this. I added some dried apricots and ommited the cornstarch as it was plenty thick enough. Thank you for this recipe I will certainly be making it again."
"Though we are well into spring, the endless rain had me in search of a comforting dish. This was quite tasty. I used just one tablespoon of olive oil to cook the onions and chicken and added a tablespoon of harrisa to the tomatoes. About 15 minutes in it seemed a touch bland so I added 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric. I like JanS's suggestion of using thigh meat as the breast meat was a touch dry. My stew was plenty thick without the slurry at the end. The stew was tasty and I'm looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow. "
"I loved this recipe! It's easy and I always have the ingredients on hand .. I added the optional salt and pepper and about a teaspoon of my mother's special eastern spice blend, and omitted the sugar .. I will definitely make this again! Thanks! "
"We enjoyed this immensely. I had intended on making it vegetarian but Simon wanted meat tonight, so I cooked some drumsticks. It was really nice, and lovely balance of flavours. I left out the coriander (yuk) and next time I will only add 1 tsp brown sugar. I too found that no extra seasoning was necessary. Excellent recipe, next time I may try it in the slow cooker. "
"Tomoko and I probably enjoyed this more than Russell did. We thought it was great. I used thigh fillets as I don't like breasts in a stew, I used fresh ginger and a decent slug of an Aussie hot sauce. I also prefer not to thicken sauces with flour so left the lid off it for about the last 10 minutes of cooking. Thanks Sackville Girl."