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Monday, 22 February 2016

Spiced squash, butter bean and purple sprouting broccoli stew

Now this could make a nice change for your mid-week meal plans ... it's a veggie dish topped with some lovely feta cheese. It's from the Hemsley sisters, Jasmine and Melissa and has also featured in Sainsbury's magazine.


Serves 6 - amend to suit
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp crushed chilies
1 tbsp ghee (or butter)
2 large onions, diced
2 tsp fresh thyme or oregano leaves, or 1 tsp dried thyme or oregano
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 small butternut squash (around 800g), peeled and chopped into 3cm cubes
1 litre homemade chicken stock or good-quality vegetable stock
600g purple sprouting broccoli
3 x 400g tins butter beans, drained
1 large handful of coriander
1 large handful of flat-leaf parsley
100g organic feta cheese, to 
crumble over
extra-virgin olive oil, to serve

1. Toast the cumin, coriander, paprika and half the crushed chilies in a large dry casserole briefly, stirring, until fragrant.
2. Add the ghee or butter and the onions for 5 minutes until soft, not brown. Add the thyme, garlic and lemon zest for 1 minute more.
3. Add the squash to the pan along with the stock; bring to the boil, then simmer gently for about 10 minutes until the squash is almost tender, add the drained butter beans and season with salt and pepper. Simmer 
for a further 5 minutes.
4. Add the purple sprouting broccoli, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes until tender, then add the lemon juice and half of the coriander and parsley. Spoon into bowls and top each serving with the remaining parsley and coriander, some crumbled feta cheese and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil; sprinkle with the remaining crushed chilies.

You can read more about purple sprouting broccoli here - also if you like King prawns cooked in butter, garlic and a mixed herbs seasoning. Accompanied by swede boiled and mashed with lots of butter, and some purple sprouting broccoli, there is a recipe idea to see.

We try and bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Enjoy your day

All the best Jan


Jo said...

That looks really lovely but I'm not a fan of butter beans. I think the addition of feta just finishes it off, yum yum.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks like a delicious stew! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Blogoratti said...

That looks like a great recipe.

Stephanie said...

Hi, sweet Jan! Wow, this dish looks amazing! I love squash so this is something I would thoroughly enjoy :)

Have a beautiful week! Hugs!

Down by the sea said...

That looks just my sort of recipe! Sarah x

Carla from The River said...

I always need new ideas to use my squash. Thank you :-)

Lisa said...

What a colourful dish of food, I bet it tastes wonderful with all those spices.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, feta cheese is so good in many recipes ...

Glad you liked the look of this stew ...

Hope you may try this recipe out soon ...

If you like squash, I'm sure you will enjoy this dish ...

Pleased you liked the look of this idea, why not try it soon ...

You can never have too many ideas for squash, hope you get to try out this recipe soon ...

Herbs and spices in recipes can just add that zing ...

Many thanks to you all for your comments, it's always good to receive, read and share them.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

lovely!!!! this looks so good, feta cheese is one of my favorites!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think everyone needs feta cheese in the house! It just adds that certain something to many great meals ...

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan