Saturday, October 1, 2011

Root Stew

Recipe adapted from Eating Well.

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounce package Lightlife Smart Sausages Italian Style 
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 celeriac, peeled and diced (click here for how to prepare celeriac)
  • 3 turnips, peeled and diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or bouillon
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, leaves chopped or thinly sliced

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in stock pot over medium heat
  • Add sausages and cook until browned on all sides, 5-6 minutes
  • Transfer to plate and let cool
  • Heat remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in same stock pot
  • Add onions, cook stirring occasionally until barely tender, about 4 minutes
  • Add celeriac, turnips and carrots; stir and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add garlic and sage; stir and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds
  • Add broth or water and bouillon cubes and bring to simmer, stirring often
  • Cut sausages in half lengthwise, each half lengthwise again, then slice into 1/2 inch pieces
  • When stew starts to simmer, stir in sausage and kale; return to simmer and stir until kale wilts down
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender

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