Last night was the coldest night of the year (so far) and what would be better for this than a nice hot vegetable stew.
We love to go camping (in summer / autumn) and have recently made a root vegetable stew in a dutch oven over an open flame – yay. Still, if you prefer to cook like a normal person, this recipe also works on a stove and without the dirt. 🙂
I’m a vegetarian, but if you’re not, feel free to add some stewing meat such as beef shin or some pork sausages.
I kept the ingredients list fairly low on this one, as during camping we prefer to keep our equipment rather light.
You will need:
1 large white onion
1 large potato
2 large carrots
1/2 of a celeriac
1/2 of a swede
a box of mushrooms (200g)
2 cloves of garlic
a bunch of thyme
salt, pepper, smoked paprika and butter
Peel the swede, the onion and the celeriac. Cut everything roughly to the same size (you don’t need to remove the skin of the potatoes or the carrots), crush the garlic and remove the larger sprigs of thyme.
Throw everything into your pot, add your seasoning, add a cup of water and a rather generous piece of butter and put everything above the fire / on the stove.
Once it’s cooking, stir it thoroughly and put on the lid. Remove the temperature slightly or hang it a little higher. Then wait.
About 40 mins later, remove the lid, stir again, season it a bit more if neccesary and cook out the rest of the liquid. On the fire you do this by putting the pot directly into the fire, please be careful and don’t burn yourself.
You can serve your stew with some bread, toasted on the fire or just eat it as it is.
Don’t forget to cover your leftovers, as it can attract animals, especially rodents. As cute as they are, you don’t want to find them in a hollow bread roll or such.