If there’s one food I can eat at least five nights in a row, it’s my grandmother’s stew. Usually when she visits, I look forward to her humorous character and great massages. But this time, my mouth was excited for stew. There are many variations of this dish, but her’s (not being biased) totally blows me away.
Stew is a comfort food, a greatly enjoyed meal. In fact, I have eaten it for my last four out of six meals! My grandmother (I call her Popo) makes a stew consisting of carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, celery, turnips, and beef. Over rice, this combination is heaven to me. A little hot sauce never hurts either, for it twists the already delicious gravy into something even better.
Almost every time Popo visits us, she whips up this yummy dish, but never before have I thought it was so delicious. In addition, she makes so much of it that it probably lasts us one and a half weeks. My parents don’t even have to ask what I’d like for lunch and dinner. “Nate, I’m heating up stew for you,” says my mom.
Want me to clue you in on my grandmother’s magic touch to the dish? She drops star anise spices into the stew, which skyrockets the already flavorful broth.
Since I’m on break this week, I have a lot of free time to do whatever I want. But one thing’s for sure, I’m definitely going to be savoring the stew.