A Colorful Stew without Gravy

Image-MainStew 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.

Ingredients:
– About 1.5 cups of shrimp, peeled and deveined        Image-1
-3 potatoes                                                      
– 1 carrot
– ½ large onion
– 1 long chili
– 3 scallions
– 2 cloves of garlic
– Soy sauce

Procedures:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Continue simmering for another 5 minutes or so—all done!

With no oil and minimum salt, this colorful stew is healthy, hearty, and tasty!

With no oil and minimum salt, this colorful stew is healthy, hearty, and tasty!

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