This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free.
"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top." -Edward Abbey
I wanted to make a really solid vegetarian stew. One that was, well, stew-like.
There are a lot of great vegetarian stews and with this one I was aiming for something with a ton of umami and that great unctuous texture of a beef stew. The combination of the fresh and dried mushrooms really hits the spot.
On the surface this seems expensive because of the dried mushrooms. There was a time that they cost far too much - as much as $10.00 per ounce. You can spend that much, but if you buy them online you can get a pound for about a dollar an ounce. The great thing is that they are dried and keep well. Combined with the crimini mushrooms, you will spend maybe about $7.00 between the two. This is less than what you might spend on stew beef, so that makes this recipe economical as well as delicious.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 2 1/2 cups
Cooking time: 90 minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, refrigerated, for 2-3 days.
|1 ounce||dried mushrooms (porcini or portobello)|
|2 cups||boiling water|
|2 tsp.||olive oil|
|1 large||onion (thinly sliced)|
|24 ounces||crimini mushrooms (cut into quarters)|
|2 cups||no salt added vegetable stock|
|2 large||carrots (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks|
|16 ounces||red or Yukon Gold potatoes (cut into 1/2 inch chunks)|
|to taste||black pepper|
|1 Tbsp.||dried sage|
|1 tsp.||dried marjoram|
|2 Tbsp.||Worcestershire sauce|
|8 ounces||shallots (peeled, left whole)|
|1/4 cup||red table wine|
Place the dried mushrooms in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over the top.
Stir gently and let stand.
Place the olive oil in a large sauce pan or small stock pot over high heat.
Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the crimini mushrooms and continue to cook over high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, until the mushrooms brown.
Add the vegetable stock, water, carrots, potatoes, salt, pepper, sage, marjoram, and Worcestershire sauce.
Stir and reduce the heat until the stew is simmering.
Strain the liquid from the dried mushrooms into the pot and stir.
Coarsely chop the reconstituted dried mushrooms and add to the pot.
Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add the shallots and wine.
Stir and simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serving size: about 2 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 340||Calories from Fat 25|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||<1%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 64g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||44%|
|Vitamin A 120%||Vitamin C 45%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 20%|
|Vitamin K 13mcg||Potassium 2112mg|