As I prefer to cook simple and easy dishes, I seldom prepare a stew dish because there are quite a number of ingredients in it.
According to Wikipedia, 'A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables [such as carrots, potatoes, onions, beans, corn, peppers and tomatoes] or meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef or pork ribs. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature [simmered not boiled], allowing flavors to mingle'.
This stew turned out to be an easy dish to prepare though there are a number of ingredients needed. It is a little spicy, tangy and the ribs are infused with the seasoning flavour. Nice stew to serve with rice as a One Dish Meal. Serving the stew in a claypot, retains the heat and aroma of the curry flavour.
Recipe adapted from Yum Yum Magazine No. 103 with slight modifications
400 gm meaty spare ribs - blanched in boiling water and rinsed
1 cob corn - cut into pieces
1 carrot - cut into pieces
1 large tomato - cut into pieces
1 red capsicum - cut into pieces
1 yellow onion - cut into pieces
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 1/2 tbsp curry powder [mix with some water into a paste]
1 - 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
500 ml water
1 stalk coriander - chopped
- Heat oil in a non-stick wok, saute onions until aromatic, add in curry powder. Fry until fragrant.
- Add in spare ribs, carrots and corn pieces. Stir fry to mix well, add in seasoning followed by water.
- Add in capsicum and tomatoes pieces. Bring to boil, then cover to simmer ingredients for 40 minutes or until ribs are tender and gravy is reduced. Transfer to a claypot, bring to boil again.
- Remove from heat, sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve immediately.