Majorcan-Style Vegetable And Bread Stew

Majorcan-Style Vegetable And Bread Stew

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  • 3

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1

    large sweet onion finely chopped (such as Vidalia or Maui)

  • 1

    large green bell pepper chopped

  • 3

    garlic cloves minced

  • 6

    cups coarsely-chopped green cabbage (abt ½ large head)

  • cups small cauliflower florets (abt ¼ small head)

  • 2

    large tomatoes seeded, chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • ½

    teaspoon sweet paprika see * Note (preferably Spanish smoked paprika)

  • 3

    cans vegetable broth - (14 oz ea) (or low-salt chicken broth)

  • 1

    cup coarsely-chopped fresh spinach leaves

  • 8

    slices country-style wheat bread (4" by 3" by ½" ea)

  • Oil-cured black olives

  • Sliced radishes


* Note: Available from La Tienda (888-472-1022; or from The Spanish Table (206-682-2827; Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large ovenproof pot over high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté until golden and beginning to soften, about 7 minutes. Stir in cabbage and cauliflower; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley, thyme, and rosemary; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Add paprika and stir 30 seconds. Add broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in spinach; simmer uncovered 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate until cold, then cover and keep refrigerated. Bring to simmer before continuing.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Immerse 4 bread slices in broth in pot. Place remaining 4 bread slices atop broth; press to submerge. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Bake uncovered 10 minutes. Serve stew from pot. Pass olives and sliced radishes alongside. This recipe yields 4 main-course servings.


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