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Yoda's Rootleaf Stew by Craig Claiborne

I just tried this Star Wars inspired stew recipe that my 10 year old son found in a Star Wars magazine. I made it to inspire him to learn cooking, little expecting that we would actually LOVE it! You have to try this. Excerpt from Star Wars.com homepage on the history of the recipe: "This recipe goes way back to 1983, when NPR debuted a new 10-part radio drama based on The Empire Strikes Back. Craig Claiborne was invited to create his own tasty version of "rootleaf," a succulent dish featured in both the film and radio versions. If you remember, "rootleaf" was prepared for Luke Skywalker by Yoda, the ancient Jedi Master. "

3

lbs

lean lamb or other meat

Salt to taste; if desired

pepper to taste; Freshly ground

6

Tbs

oil, light or vegetable or other

6

cups

parsley; finely chopped

3

cups

onions; thinly sliced

1

Tbs

garlic; finely chopped

2

tsp

ground coriander

2

tsp

ground cumin

1

tsp

ground turmeric

2

Tbs

ginger root; finely minced

1

tsp

hot green or red chilies; finely chopped, seeded

1/4

tsp

cardamon; ground

1/4

tsp

ground cinnamon

1/4

tsp

ground cloves

1

bay leaf

3

lbs

fresh spinach; well rinsed and tough stems removed.

1

Cut the meat into one inch cubes, and add salt and pepper to taste.

2

Heat half the oil in a heavy skillet and add the meat, turning to brown the pieces on all sides.

3

Heat the remaining oil in a Dutch oven or heavy casserole and add parsley, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring often until the onions are wilted. Add the meat, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger root, chilies, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir. (I add about 2 teaspoons salt at this point, then adjust at end)

4

Add water to cover, bring to boil and cover tightly. Let simmer about 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the meat is quite tender.

5

Meanwhile, drop the spinach into a kettle of boiling water with salt to taste and let simmer about five minutes. Drain well and run under cold water. Drain thoroughly.

6

Squeeze the spinach to remove all excess liquid. Place the spinach on a chopping block and chop coarsely.

7

Add the spinach to the stew and stir. Let simmer together about five minutes.

8

I like to serve this over white rice with steamed carrots.

Servings: 8

Yield: 8

Cooking Times

Total Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (4.2 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 3 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

138.78

Calories From Fat (69%)

95.64

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10.86g

17%

Saturated Fat 0.9g

5%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 68.22mg

3%

Potassium 374.39mg

11%

Total Carbohydrates 10.09g

3%

Fiber 2.99g

12%

Sugar 2.99g

 

Protein 2.32g

5%

Recipe Type: big oven, bigoven, bigoven.com, Lamb, Spinach, Stew

Source

Web Page: http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/177787/Yodas-Rootleaf-Stew-by-Craig-Claiborne

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