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Fall Ragout with Polenta


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Ingredients:

  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 4 sm Yellow onions; chopped, (abt 2
  • Cups)
  • 3 Carrots; peeled, and
  • Cut in 1" pieces
  • 3 Parsnips; peeled, and
  • Cut in 1/2" diagonal slices
  • 1 1/2 c Canned crushed tomatoes
  • 3 c Chicken stock; see * Note
  • 4 sm Turnips; cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 lb Butternut squash; peeled, and
  • Cut into 1 1/2" cubes
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • 8 c Turnip greens
  • 1 sm Fennel bulb; cored, sliced thin
  • === BOUQUET GARNI ===
  • 3 Sprigs parsley
  • 3 Sprigs thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • === POLENTA ===
  • 5 c Chicken stock; see * Note
  • 1 1/3 c Quick-cooking polenta
  • 1 tb Unsalted butter
  • 1 ts Salt

Directions:

* Note: Chicken stock can be homemade or canned and should be low-sodium and skimmed of fat. In a large saucepan, saute onions in olive oil until translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add carrots and parsnips and stir to combine. Then add the tomatoes and stock, and combine well. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Add bouquet garni, turnips, butternut squash, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and cook until vegetables are fork tender, about 25 minutes. Add turnip greens and fennel. Cook until greens are wilted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning by adding salt and pepper to taste. To make the polenta: In a medium saucepan, bring stock or water to a boil. While whisking rapidly, add the polenta in a thin steady stream. Reduce the heat to low, and cook the polenta, stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the butter and salt during the last minute of cooking. Serve immediately (the polenta thickens significantly as it rests). Divide the polenta among six bowls and serve immediately topped with the fall ragout. Makes 6 servings.
 
Source: "Martha Stewart Living - (www.marthastewart.com)" S(Formatted for MC5): "by Lynn Thomas - Lynn_Thomas@prodigy.net"
 
Per serving: 584 Calories (kcal); 9g Total Fat; (13% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 114g Carbohydrate; 5mg Cholesterol; 3452mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 5 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates
 
Recipe by: Martha Stewart
 
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