The challenge with this dish is in the preparation. Pearl onions are a pain to peel, so I recommend taking a garbage bowl (or, in our case, a compost bowl), a knife, and your onions, and plopping yourself in front of the TV for a bit. By the way, I'm Not There, the Bob Dylan documentary, is pretty good...at least from the 15 minutes I saw of it. Fennel, carrots, and parsnips are all pretty easy to prep, but the butternut squash is still a thorn in my side. I even looked up some techniques on peeling it, and you need a special peeler. Who has a serrated peeler on hand?? It was even more fun after the part that I peeled started to sweat, so it became slippery. But, armed with my $.99 knife from Fubonn, my regular peeler, and a lot of patience, I managed to peel the sucker. The results...
|Recipe calls for cippolini, but pearl onions do the trick for half the price|
|Bundle of herbs from our garden (thank you previous tenants!)|
|Best part about this dish? I got to buy this sucker at New Seasons. I love me some brussel sprouts!|
|So worth the wait...and beautiful in our new yellow bowls!|
Get the recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/savory-fall-stew.
Happy Belated Halloween!