Friday, April 25, 2014

FFWD - Green as Spring Veal Stew - er, Beef Stew



This week's French Friday with Dorie recipe is Green as Spring Veal Stew - except that in my case, I used beef, so that makes it Green as Spring Beef Stew.  The green comes from a mix of rocket (arugula), spinach and herbs in the sauce.

I am not sure what I was expecting with this one, but I imagined something green and pretty - whereas this looks like  a stew, and hence not pretty, although tasty.  I didn't throw away the vegetables with which the meat was cooked - I saved them and ate them on the side.

I really don't have a lot to say about this stew.  It tasted OK, if rather grassy, but it didn't grab me enough to make it again. 

To see what the other Doristas thought of this stew, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.

As you read this, I will be winging my way to Chicago for the start of a Route 66 coach tour, so no FFWD for me for a while.  See you when I get back!

13 comments:

Mardi Michels said...

Tasty yes, pretty no... (mine not yours!). One of my guests pronounced it "herbaceous" ;)

Cher Rockwell said...

I made this, but promptly sent it off to Uni with my girl :-)

Chicago! Have a wonderful trip.

~~louise~~ said...

I'm so not in stew mode, Cakelaw but, I'm going to check out this recipe anyway because now, I'm quite curious:)

Route 66? Oh you lucky girl!!!! I have been a fan of the Mother Road forever! You are going to have so much fun. I'm guessing you're starting at the beginning in Illinois. Oh I'm so excited for you! I do hope you will be taking lots and lots of pictures. Have a blast! I can't wait to hear how you liked it!!!

Thank you so much for sharing...

Liz Berg said...

Bill called it "spicy, " but I think he meant grassy. I enjoyed it; him, not so much! On to next week :)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Louise - just spent a chilly day in Chicago and we hit the road tomorrow.

Tanusree Khandai said...

Like you I did not discard the veggies , also did not reduce the sauce or as per the recipe. I liked the contrast of the greens and orange carrots.. I thought the stew looked quite pretty.

2paw said...

Oh happy trip away!!! It is disappointing when food doesn't look as appetising as you thought it would.

Emily said...

Have a great trip ahead! This recipe was marked: Done...next one!

Kathy said...

This dish was a surprise to me…I didn’t think I’d enjoy it, and I certainly didn’t think my hubby would…I was wrong on both counts!
I bet beef was a good way to go! Yours looks delicious…mine was day-glo green! Will you be coming to New York?

Kathy said...

Sorry I didn’t get the Rt. 66 thing…have fun and safe travels!

Mary Hirsch said...

Wow, right now you are traveling on Route 66. Although I've traveled parts of Route 66, I just looked up its history. I suspect you are ending your journey in Las Angeles? Hopefully you will see the Grand Canyon and maybe some snow as you travel through the Midwest. Welcome to the States and let us know how "we" did as far as welcoming international visitors to our country. I made the stew with lamb but probably won't make it again. I couldn't deal with the vivid green/meat combo. I would try the sauce on pasta, however. Safe journeys.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Mary, that's right. Everyone's been really friendly - having a great time.