At this time of year apples are plentiful. Maybe you’ve been eating them plain and making apple pie but apples are also wonderful in a stew. (Plus I don’t like pie).
Country Captain Stew is a recipe that I use when I have extra apples and potatoes. I never make it exactly like the recipe but use it as a base. I always include the tofu, apples, potatoes, and spices but everything else varies depending on what I have on hand. Plus, my CSA gave me the largest apples I’ve ever seen – they are huge! The picture above shows a normal sized apple next to the enormous ones that I used for the stew.
One thing I really like about this recipe is that the sweetness of the apples offsets the spices like Garam Masala. And the kind of apple that you decide to use changes the flavor of the stew. I really like to use a sour one like Granny Smith.
And, of course, you don’t have to include the tofu. Just please don’t tell me it’s gross. I don’t make comments about things that most people eat that I think I are gross. ;-)
What do you do with extra apples?