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Old 08-29-2006, 11:00 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Andy M.

What makes your beef stew "high end"?




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Old 08-29-2006, 11:06 AM   #22
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I was wondering also "what is a high-end beef stew"?
Yes, me 2! I was thinking high end and beef stew didn't really belong in the same sentence. But I've been wrong before, twice actually!

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Old 08-29-2006, 11:27 AM   #23
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I like to make a good stone ground cornbread to go with my stew
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:48 PM   #24
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Yeast rolls and a nice salad are what I usually enjoy with stew.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:59 PM   #25
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Maybe yorkshire pudding? You could use some of the stock from your stew to bake them.
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:44 PM   #26
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A good sourdough loaf of bread and a salad. Oh and
of course the Cabernet!
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:56 PM   #27
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My beef stew has so much stuff in it...potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, celery, mushrooms, green beans, peas and diced tomatoes...that I just serve a good bread or biscuits to sop up the gravy.

I know this makes me sound like a tasteless plebian, but I don't like red wine much, and never cook with it. I get an excellent taste and color going when I sear my meat...gotta get it smoking...and don't really need much except a small can of tomato sauce and some good seasoning to get a tasty gravy going.
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:19 PM   #28
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I'm going to agree with polenta; though I think I would opt for some crispy polenta cakes over soft polenta.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:41 AM   #29
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Risotto. You could make a Risotto al Milanese and your dish would be similar in concept to osso bucco.
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:00 AM   #30
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i like chefjune's idea of macaroni or maybe egg noodles.

getting creative, i'm thinking maybe a wild mushroom risotto, or possible a bean and mushroom casserole.

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