NZ Woman's Weekly

Top ten recipes: stew

A thick, warm stew is the perfect dinner during winter. Whether you’re looking for the classic beef stew or something a little more unusual or creative, the Weekly can help.

Here are our top ten stew recipes for you to enjoy.

No-Fuss Beef Stew

Serve with your favourite mash – carrot and parnsip, pea and potato or kumara and ginger

Rabbit stew recipe

Slow-cooked rabbit meat is a melt-in-your-mouth meal.

Kiwi Irish stew

In 2009 I met Auckland chef Blaine Tripp cooking at the Farmgate Café at the English Market in Cork. This is his recipe – not traditional, but delicious!

Cajun vegetable stew

This appears difficult, but only because of the number of ingredients – it’s deliciously easy!

Tasty chicken stew

This stew cooks slowly in a low oven, improves with age and is best with relaxed company and a good bottle of red wine.

Mexican bean stew

This tasty take on Mexican food is a great meal for the whole family to share.

Portuguese fish stew

A beautiful dish for cold nights, the combination of seafoods is a sure crowd pleaser. Preparation: 15min. Cooking: 30min. Serves: 4

Beef stew with white beans and pancetta

This Italian-style winter favourite is a great winter warmer.

Spicy salmon and cauliflower stew with couscous

2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely diced 2 tsp cajun spice mix (available from supermarkets) 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 cup water ½ small cauliflower, roughly chopped 210g can salmon ¼ cup

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