Thursday, June 16, 2016

EwE - Red Bean Stew with Walnuts and Pomegranate - Lovely Legumes

The theme for this week's Eating with Ellie is Lovely Legumes, chosen by me.  I chose something a little off the beaten track from Weeknight Wonders, a Red Bean Stew with Walnuts and Pomegranate.  It may sound kind of weird, but Ellie assures us it is a Georgian dish called Lobio.  I was attracted to this recipe simply because it was different.

I had no expectations of what this dish would be like, but as it happened, it is really good.  The flavours meld to create a rich, hearty stew, with the pomegranate juice adding just a hint of tartness and a citrus-like flavour.  It is perfect for the cold winter days that we have been experiencing in Melbourne.

The pomegranate seed garnish is not necessary, but it adds some welcome texture and colour to this stew.

This is another great dish from Ellie that I'd make again.

To see what the others made for Lovely Legumes, visit the LYL Section of the EwE website.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've never had anything like this so I'm really intrigued by the flavour. I may have to try it for my next vegetarian dish!

Kayte said...

I saw this red bean stew recipe when I was hunting about for a legume recipe for myself for this week and read through it and couldn't quite picture it but now that I see yours, it does look delicious to me and I know I would really like it. I'll pick this one sometime for sure. This was a fun theme, great choice for us, Gaye!

Kari said...

I love how this is a bit different to standard bean stew recipes. It sounds really delicious.

TeaLady said...

This one is definitely 'out of the box' for me. But it does look lovely.