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Hungarian squash stew

7 Feb

Hungarian squash stew

  • lard
  • butter
  • 4 medium zucchini and/or yellow squash, finely shredded
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced or sliced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 oz. bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • ~1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs. potato starch

Saute the squash and onion in a little bit of lard and butter until they begin to soften. Add the bacon and salt, cook about 5 min. Add the vinegar, dill, and paprika. Let stew on low. About 5 to 10 min. before serving, mix the cold heavy cream with the potato starch until creamy smooth. Add to the stew, stir and warm on low.

Summer squash stew

18 Jun

Summer squash stew

  • 1 large onion (or mix of onion and shallots)
  • 6 oz. bacon or kielbasa, chopped
  • lard
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
  • 5 c. summer squash, cut into quarters and sliced
  • ~1/2 to 1 c. broth
  • ~2 c. cannellini beans (or white beans), previously soaked and cooked
  • 2 Tbs. fresh parsely, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • parmesan

Saute the onion in lard and bacon with the sea salt for ~5 min. Add the squash and basil, saute another 5 min. Add warmed broth and cannellini beans.  Put cover on and simmer until squash has softened.  Be careful not to make the squash too mushy.  Add the parsely and red wine vinegar.

 

*Note: Consider adding more greens, maybe sweet potato leaves.