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Continued: Recipes for stews

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• 1 large onion, chopped

• 2 c. chopped daikon radish

• 1/4 c. minced ginger

• 2 c. vegetable or chicken stock, or water, more as needed

• 1/4 c. soy sauce

• 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

• 3 pieces star anise

• 1 1/2 lb. any winter squash, cut into 1-in. chunks


Put the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the chicken, sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and cook, turning the pieces as they release easily from the pan, until they’re well browned on both sides, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot.

Add the onion, daikon and ginger to the pot and cook until they begin to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the stock, soy sauce, lime juice and star anise and bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Return the chicken and adjust the heat so the mixture bubbles gently but steadily. Cook the chicken, covered, until very tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in the squash. Simmer, stirring occasionally and adding enough stock to keep it from sticking, until the squash is tender but not mushy, 10 to 15 minutes. If you like, remove the chicken thighs, cut the meat from the bones and return it to the pot. Fish out and discard the star anise. Adjust the seasonings to taste and serve.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 410 Fat 21 g Sodium 1,380 mg

Carbohydrates 26 g Saturated fat 5 g Calcium 122 mg

Protein 32 g Cholesterol 92 mg Dietary fiber 7 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 2 vegetable, 1 bread/starch, 3½ lean meat, 2 fat.

Provençal Fish Stew

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