Make a day ahead!! My alterations: reduced the broth added some white wine and a bay leaf. It was pleasant enough for dinner but the leftovers the next day were GREAT! The apple parsnip and vinegar flavors seemed to mellow and deepen with time. I will definitely make this again -- a day ahead this time around. Pros: Comfort food with a unique taste Cons: Takes time for the flavors to blend
Needed some seasoning This was a flavorful and fast stew. I added a half cup of white wine with the apples first and let it reduce a bit then added two cups of chicken stock--so mine was not as soupy as the original recipe. As with most EW recipes I found it to be far too light on the seasoning. I seasoned the chicken before the initial saute with salt pepper and garlic powder and ended up seasoning again at the end. I served this over quinoa to make it a more filling dinner. Pros: Easy and tasty Cons: Not filling enough
A keeper! Make sure to chop the woody cores out of the parsnips. I added 2 cups of cooked quinoa at the end and let it sit for an hour. I think this made it just filling enough. Pros: Simple Ingredients Cons: Not Quite Filling Enough
Great canvas Added to the original recipe 1/4 cabbage in chunks 3 stalks celery 1/2 turnip 8 garlic cloves my fairy dust powder on the chicken (salt fresh pepper savory garlic powder and a light dusting of paprika) and I've let it stew oh so gently for one hour. The original cooking times didn't allow for the melding of flavors IMO. The sweetness of the apple mellowed the sulfur tasting turnip and cabbage. Not too sweet not too strong tasting: a very delicate balance. Great with fresh bread for mopping. I will add fresh ginger next time and stick it in the stove for some crunchy roasted veggie tops. Would be even more great with celeriac! Dreamin'... Pros: Low fat easy quick
Served it as luncheon dish with the very sharp cheddar toasts to the board of a non-profit -- an enormous hit with both the guys and the gals. Wouldn't change a thing. Served it with cold cider to drink and warmed organic canned peaches mixed with some allspice and served over ginger ice cream for dessert. Perfect autumn meal. Quick easy and delicious.