Shell Peas and Summer Vegetables Stewed In Their Own Juices – aka Food Porn

19 07 2009
Summer Veggies In Their Own Juices

Summer Veggies In Their Own Juices

This recipe was the MAJORITY of the bounty haul this past week and in fact was cooked that night.  Out of the items we bought 12 of the items were for this. BUT it was totally worth it.  The picture in the cookbook has been tempting me since I first saw this book last November. Its a full page glossy print of amazing looking veggies that it happens to fall open to pretty much any time I use the cookbook. So last week while the sous chef was getting her free massage I took the time to look around at the market and the cookbook to really find something to make and this was the first one I found and I was excited! Not only could I make it ALL the items we needed were currently at the farmers market which I always love.  Which turns out to not entirely be true because I got to excited and didn’t read. We were supposed to use shelling beans and we used shelling peas. Oppps! But they said shelling on them and looked like green beans. It didn’t matter.  Actually it was the farmer who was selling us the peas that saw the cookbook and called the recipe food porn :) In fact numerous people saw us using the cookbook last week and wanted to buy it after we showed it to them.

Anyway so how did this all turn out? Amazing but with a few hitches.  I had two people over for dinner and I made them wait to long to eat! The recipe says to put a dutch oven on the stove over low heat and it will cook in 50 minutes. I didn’t have a dutch oven and my aluminum pan was FILLED with food and it just didn’t seem like enough heat would get in there to cook everything but I gave it a shot anyway. I should have listened to myself.  After 50 minutes some of the veggies were still cold so I ended up switching it to a glass casserole dish and putting it in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes. Much warmer but still not done.  Crank that bad boy up to 450 and 40 minutes later it was done and it was SOOOOOO good!

The veggies made so much juice it actually almost looked like soup by the time it was done but everything was so tender and flavorful. I actualyl drained some of the juice off for the photo above because it looked like soup.  Everyone was happy they waited although we ended up not doing the custard that night like I had planned. Oh well.  We ate and went striaght to bed full of yummy veggies. Now I just have to get myselsf to eat the left overs in this heat we are having this week. Not so easy :)

The Final Cooking Vessel

The Final Cooking Vessel

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