Recipe for The Daring Kitchen
Sarah from Simply Cooked was our November Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to create something truly unique in both taste and technique! We learned how to cook using tea with recipes from Tea Cookbook by Tonia George and The New Tea Book by Sara Perry.
From the fragrant sauce of orange peel, ginger and cinnamon sticks, this beef stew screams holiday delight like no other. Typically, when I’m prepping for a Daring Kitchen Challenge where I don’t get to choose the exact recipe that I follow for the challenge, I have a bit of a notion as to how it’ll turn out. From all the time spent in the kitchen, I can usually gauge how well or poorly I’ll be able to execute the dish, and what the resulting taste profile will be like. Let me tell you – this stew knocked my friggin’ socks off. I went into it thinking, “Beef stew with sweet potatoes…this’ll be warm and comforting and simply homey.” Boy, was I wrong – in addition to all of those things, this stew was heady with spices and full of complex flavors. Almost floral at times. And the rooibos tea forms a stock that is spicy and rich and glorious. I immediately made a mental note to save this recipe for friends and loved ones, because it embodied all I love about my favorite dishes. It personified the melding of seemingly ordinary ingredients into something novel and special – a dish worth savoring for just a little bit longer. Continue reading Rooibos Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes