Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hunter's Stew Recipe

In Winterbane Hall, Jarl Whiteshield tells us a recipe for his Hunter's Stew. It's very specific on ingredients, so I decided to try and find the real life equivalent. After some changing of a few search words, I found it!

Here's the in-game recipe:
  • First, put butter into the stew pot
  • Follow with meat to brown it
  • Add mushrooms, turnips, barley, and water
  • Finish with salt and hot pepper
  • Serve with black bread
This recipe is essentially the basic version of Hearty Hunter's Stew, a Scandinavian stew.

Here's how to cook it:
  1. Brown the meat in butter and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Slice the potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, and garlic, and brown the vegetables together with the mushrooms. Add the meat.
  3. Add the beer, and cover the rest of the stew with water.
  4. Add the stock cube and make sure it dissolves completely. Let it simmer for about one hour. The meat should be very tender.
  5. Mix a couple of tablespoons of of cornstarch with about as much water. Pour it in and make sure to stir so that you do not get lumps in the stew
  6. Garnish with parsley and thyme
  • 8-10 peeled potatoes
  • 2 peeled carrots
  • 2 peeled parsnips
  • 3 peeled yellow onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 lb. (200 g) shiitake mushrooms, or other mushrooms

  • 10-12 slices of moose, elk, or other venison (preferably from the thigh) ***I talked with my dad, who is Italian and owns a deli, and is an excellent cook. He said that beef/steak can be used in place and would still end up fine. 
  • 1 1/4 cup (3 dl) dark beer
  • 1 cube of beef stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 9 juniper berries
  • butter and oil
  • corn starch to thicken water
  • 2 tbs. chopped parsley
  • 2 tbs. thyme leaves
Recipe was found at . I'm sure there's other versions, so feel free to try other recipes.

Pleas ask your parent's permission before taking on this recipe. I recommend helping your parents until you are an experienced cook. I personally had this stew, and it is very good. Let me know how it turned out!

***My dad own's an Italian deli and caters. He has a degree in cuisine. Food is his passion. He is highly qualified to make any comments on this recipe.

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