Sunday, November 13, 2011

Greek Stew with Pasta

Today I made a delicious, hearty stew.  I was watching Nigella Bites the other day, and she was making a Greek stew, with lamb and added some macaroni.  Of course, Mark doesn't like lamb, so I substituted with pork and made some of my own changes as I went along.  It was super rich and delicious and we savoured every bite.  I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did, and make any changes you want as you go along.

For this recipe of Greek Stew with Pasta, you will need:

Olive oil
1 small package of pork stew meat, or lamb, about 1/2 a pound.
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 celery stalks
A few carrots, peeled and diced or 2 handfuls baby carrots cut in half.
1 can of tomatoes, whole or diced, whatever you prefer
A little swish of water, to rinse out can
1 cup red wine
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup macaroni or any small pasta
Crumbled feta cheese for the topping

Finely chop or blitz onion, garlic and celery in a food processor.
Heat olive oil in a pot.
Dry off meat and brown it in the oil.
Set browned meat aside.
Soften onions, garlic and celery in oil from the meat.
Once soft, add the meat back in.
Add the carrots, tomatoes, water, wine, more water, oregano, salt and pepper.
Simmer for 2 hours on a low heat.
Turn up the heat to a boil and add pasta, let cook 10 minutes until pasta is al dente.
You may need to add more salt and pepper here.
Serve with a sprinkle of feta cheese.

Until next time, 

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