Chestnut, Lentils and Vegetable Stew Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2008
This recipe was delicious! I am vegetarian and always looking for yummy hearty main course recipes. This has a really nice flavor and is hearty. I had a hard time finding canned or jarred French Chestnuts after the holidays were over, but then found them at Treasure Island by Rolands in a glass 14 oz jar which was perfect. I think next time I would use a bit less water (maybe half a cup less)since it was a bit too watery. Also, I made basmati rice and served the stew on the rice which was perfect to soak up the juices/liquid of the stew. After dinner, I put the left over rice into the pot with the leftover stew and it heated up great over the next couple of days. I'll definitely make it again and serve it with rice again. Yummy!
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Reviewed: Jun. 15, 2009
Very good. I added cumin and curry for a little extra flavour. I also reduced the amount of liquid I used and think if you followed it exactly it would be quite watery.
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Reviewed: Feb. 28, 2013
I give my version 5 stars - I did a bit of tweaking - see below. This stew initially came out a bit watery and unappetising and reminded me of my attempts at cooking as a student in the 70s. So I cooked it in the oven at a low temp for another couple of hours ie total of 3 - 4 hours. Then I used a potato masher at the end to mash things up slightly and mingle flavours. I also added fresh herbs (thyme and sage, because I had them in the garden) and a glass of red wine before putting it in the oven. Next time I'll probably leave out or reduce the water. So my tweaked version was more de luxe and took longer to cook. It was gorgeous.
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Reviewed: Apr. 22, 2012
I was not expecting this to be as good as it was! I do not usually like stews so much but I was going back for seconds like everybody else! I couldn't find canned brown lentils and used dried. Delicious!
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Reviewed: Apr. 30, 2014
Based on the recipe without modifications, I gave four stars because it was a good and healthy dish. Everyone seemed to like it and ate it all up. However, it wasn't outstanding. I felt it lacked a bit of interesting flavors. Could have perhaps benefited from some added spices or herbs. As other reviewers also said, it came out a bit watery so we had it as a soup rather than a stew, which was fine.
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