International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Stewing: Method and Recipes

Seafood stew with vegetables

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When chunks of meat, seafood or vegetables are slow-simmered in a flavorful liquid brew, the result is a warming, comforting dish called a stew. Slow, moist cooking is the best way to tenderize tough cuts of meat (which happen to also be the most flavorful). Stews are also a great way to use up leftovers. And speaking of leftovers, most stews are more flavorful the next day.

Stewing Recipes

Ewa Dodo

Ewa Dodo (Nigerian black-eyed pea and plantain stew)

(Nigerian black-eyed pea stew with plantains)

Hkatenkwan

Hkatenkwan (Ghanaian chicken and groundnut stew)

(Ghanaian chicken and groundnut stew)

Feijoada

Plate with Brazilian feijoada completa

(Brazilian pork, beef and black bean stew)

Scotch Broth

A bowl of Scotch broth with oatcakes

(Scottish lamb, barley and root vegetable stew)

Dograma

Bowl of dograma meat and bread stew

(Turkmen shredded meat and bread stew)