Stew often comes with gravy—thickened with flour, starch, oil, or other added sauces. Making stew is usually a slow-cooking process. What if you want to have a warm, hearty stew dish but you are short of time? What if you want to stay away from the heavy gravy which can pack a lot of unhealthy fat and salt?
Try this simple, quick recipe to make a hearty and healthy stew – without gravy.
– About 1.5 cups of shrimp, peeled and deveined
– 1 carrot
– ½ large onion
– 1 long chili
– 3 scallions
– 2 cloves of garlic
– Soy sauce
Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces, add to a heated sauce pan, and add about 1 cup of water. Turn the heat to medium. Cover the pan.
In about 3 minutes, add shrimp to the pan. Mince garlic, and add to the pan. Cover the pan.
Peel the carrot, cut into 1 inch pieces, and add to the pan. Cover the pan.
Cut the long chili into 1 inch pieces, and add to the pan. Cover the pan.
Chop the half onion into thin slices, and add to the pan. Cover the pan.
– Turn the heat to medium-low to low. Allow simmering for about 20 minutes.
Chop the scallions into small pieces and add to the pan.
Add about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce to the pan. Stir the pan to mix the ingredients. Cover the pan.
Continue simmering for another 5 minutes or so—all done!
With no oil and minimum salt, this colorful stew is healthy, hearty, and tasty!