“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spring Vegetable Ragoût

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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spring Vegetable Ragoût. To make this week’s Recipe some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Leeks, Garlic, Frozen Corn, Yellow Squash, Edamame, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Spices, Herbs, and More! The Dish is 156 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spring Vegetable Ragoût
This hearty vegetarian ragoût is chock-full of flavorful fresh vegetables, including leeks, yellow squash, edamame, carrots and cherry tomatoes. And with less than 10 minutes of preparation time required, it’s perfect for a busy weeknight!

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
1 cup vegetable broth
8 ounces yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)
6 ounces frozen shelled edamame
1 small package (4 ounces) shredded carrots
3 cups small cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and black pepper (optional)
Minced fresh parsley (optional)

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups ragoût (without added salt and black pepper seasoning)

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic; cook and stir just until fragrant. Add corn, broth, squash, edamame and carrots; cook and stir about 5 minutes, or until squash is tender.

2. Stir in tomatoes, tarragon, basil and oregano. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 2 minutes, or until tomatoes are soft. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 156 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 111 mg, Fiber: 5 g

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spring Vegetable Ragout

April 16, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spring Vegetable Ragout MONDAY

This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spring Vegetable Ragout. Fiddleheads, Squash, Carrots, and Peas are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s Recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of Recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Spring Vegetable Ragout
A spring vegetable and wild mushroom stew with fiddleheads.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 pound fiddleheads cleaned, procedure follows
1/2 pound baby pattypan squash, trimmed
1/2 pound baby carrots, trimmed
3/4 cup shelled fresh peas
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 pound pearl onions, blanched in boiling water for 1 minute, peeled, and trimmed
2 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
1 cup vegetable broth
1/4 pound fresh morels washed well, patted dry, and trimmed
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
1 large garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a kettle of boiling salted water boil the fiddleheads for 4 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender, transfer them with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice and cold water to stop the cooking, and transfer them to paper towels to drain. In the kettle boil the squash and the carrots for 3 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender, transfer the vegetables with the slotted spoon to the bowl of ice and cold water to stop the cooking, and transfer them to paper towels to drain. In the kettle boil the peas for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they are just tender, and drain them.

2 – In a large heavy skillet combine 2 tablespoons of the butter, the onions, the thyme, the bay leaf, 1/4 cup of the broth, and salt and ground black pepper, to taste, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the morels, halved lengthwise or sliced crosswise, and 1/2 cup of the remaining broth and simmer the mixture, covered, for 10 minutes, or until the morels are tender. Add the fiddleheads, the squash, the carrots, and the remaining 1/4 cup broth and simmer the mixture, covered, for 1 minute. Add the peas, the parsley, the mint, and the garlic, simmer the ragout, covered, for 1 minute, and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits, stirring until the butter is just melted. Discard the bay leaf and season the ragout with salt and pepper.
Makes 4 servings.

To Clean Fresh-Picked Fiddleheads: Snap off the crisp, bright green fiddlehead tops from ostrich ferns, leaving about 2 inches of stem attached. Rub off the dry brown casings by hand or put the fiddleheads in a wire salad basket and whirl the basket outdoors to remove the casings. Let the fiddleheads soak in a sink half full of cold water, changing the water several times to remove any grit or casing particles, and drain them. The fiddleheads keep, covered and chilled, for 1 week.

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