Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Ah stew. My favourite thing to cook. I love everything about it. Planning flavour combinations; shaking  up the theme (hence a Moroccan inspired version today); adding alcohol (of course); providing enough texture contrasts and working out how to pack them full of as many veggies as possible.

It’s a therapeutic way of whiling away an afternoon – gently stirring and adding bits and pieces, usually whilst tidying the kitchen or standing by, slurping tea.

This is a healthy, hearty one that’s really rich because of the wine and spices. Hope you enjoy!

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew
(serves 4-6)

1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, sliced
splash olive oil
1 squash peeled and cut into large chunks
2 large carrots, chopped into chunks
1 tin of chickpeas and their water
200g defrosted frozen peas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 glass red wine
1 vegetable stock cube
1 teaspoon sumac
1 teaspoon dried coriander
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinamon
salt and pepper

Method:

1. Fry the onions, garlic, carrot and squash in the olive oil for around 10 minutes.
2. Turn up the heat and add the wine and tomato puree and cook for a minute.
3. Add all of the other ingredients and let them bubble away for about an hour.

Serve with rice, bread or on the side of a baked potato.

I’m adding this to Jacqueline’s Meat Free Monday, The Veg Hog and Shaheen’s Eat Your Greens and Corina’s collection: Cook Once Eat Twice.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks so good, the chunks of squash are calling my name! I am trying to eat more veg right now and this would be perfect! #cookonceeattwice

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  2. hijackedbytwins says:

    I love stews at this time of year, they are pure comfort in a bowl! This looks and sounds delicious x #CookOnceEatTwice

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  3. Shaheen says:

    Yum, I think Moroccan inspired stews are appealing to lots of bloggers at the moment – def. to do with the weather. I made a tagine style stew recently. I like the look of the deep colours of your stew. Thank you so much for sharing with #EatYourGreens Love the popping peas.

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  4. Corina says:

    That just sounds so good! I’ve managed to pick up a bad cough and this would be just the thing to eat right now. Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

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    1. Helen says:

      Yes – I think it’s got at least 3 of your 5 a day in there! Hope you get better soon x x

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  5. Peta says:

    Oh that sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it out!! It looks amazing too. YUM! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend Helen xx

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