Monday, 6 September 2010

Delicious Mushrooms Stew with Chickpeas and Quorn

Recipe Ingredients: (enough for 4)

    * 1 pack of Quorn "pieces" (or soy) about 250 to 300grs
    * 200grs squash pumpkin (peeled and cut into cubes)
    * 1 can of chopped tomatoes (or fresh peeled tomatoes 400grs chopped)
    * 2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
    * 2 red-skinned potatoes (peeled and diced)
    * 8 medium mushrooms (cut in quarters)
    * 1 can of beans (rinsed and drained)
    * 2 large carrots (peeled and cut into pieces)
    * 1 large onion (chopped)
    * A small turnip (peeled and cut in cubes)
    * 1 / 2 teaspoon turmeric
    * 1 red pepper (chopped)
    * 3 garlics (chopped)
    * A bunch of parsley (chopped, reserve some leafs for presentation)
    * Salt, pepper, and olive oil "sufficient"

How to prepare:

Place in a pan (on medium) a little olive oil + salt + pepper. Once hot, add the garlic, onion and carrot, stirring regularly until it starts going golden. At this stage add the can of chopped tomatoes, and as soon as they start to boil add the potatoes (both kinds), the turnip, pumpkin, beans, Quorn, turmeric and red pepper.

Place a lid not fully covered and cook covered over low heat for about a minimum 30 minutes, taste to see if this as you like and add to taste the salt pepper, as well as the mushrooms and cook another 4 minutes. Finally add the parsley and cook for another 1-2 minutes. 

Then you only need to serve and decorate the dish, when I tried this recipe I decided that it would be very good served with a nice  cold Rose Wine, or  a good sparkling white. Kisses and bon apetit! ...


girlichef said...

This sounds very comforting and filling...I never thought of using quorn as an actual recipe ingredient (don't know why) but it sounds like the perfect addition here. Delish! =)

Anonymous said...

This mushroom stew sounds wonderful! I love the addition of chickpeas!

Sophie said...

A new blog, dear Rico!!

This mushroom stew looks so delectable!!

Welcome back to the blgger's world, my friend!

Sophie said...

A new blog, dear Rico!!

This mushroom stew looks so delectable!!

Welcome back to the blgger's world, my friend!

Chef E said...

I have to check out this video you have on here 'froggy dance', I am addicted now, lol

This dish looks good, and its only breakfast...I was in Spain and we did not make it to Portugal as I had wanted, but year after next we are coming your way!

How is the schooling coming along? Hope all is well...

Rico said...

Apologies for absence to all but my dad passed away in June and things have been a little hairy....But I am back and even though with not much time I'll try post more regularly.

GirliChef, it is a perfect ingredient and serves two purposes one gives you a rest from meat, and is healthier still providing you with the necessary protein, and is not just the old soya. Cheers for visit and comment, lurved it. :) xxx

5 Star, yeah mushroom and chickpeas, I was thinking of sweet and sour, translated into textures and I came up with soft and rough. Also the flavours really compliment each-other. Thanks for comment and visit dear friend. :) xxx

Sophie, not a new blog as such a new face for the old tired one, and with a new title too, however did loose a lot of visits due to changes...oh well. Thanks for the lovely comment and visit. :) xxx

Chef E, Yeah hahaha!! I am also addicted to this song and dance as I even placed it on my mobile as a ring tone, however sometimes don't answer the phone as a result trying to hear more of the song lol. Thanks for comment, shame about not reaching Portugal but I hope you had a lovely time. kisses (continental way) xxx

Rachel@Tasty Thailand said...

Now I suck at cooking and I think even I could do this :) Sounds delicious.

BTW, love the addition of the Crazy Frog video. I used to play Crazy Frog for my kids when I taught English here in Thailand - they even did a dance to it one year. Fun music!

Rico said...

One does their best to entertain in all ways possible, there is nothing like a good healthy meal and a dance after to burn the calories, especially to crazy frog lol.
I know you could make this meal, actually you should make this meal...Happy cooking thx for comment and visit. kisses xxx


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