Romanian vegetable stew with roast gammon

This Romanian vegetable stew is usually eaten while fasting. It’s yummy and because you use eggplant you don’t really feel the need for meat.
When I was a child I didn’t really like it – I was like any other child I guess who’s avoiding vegetables. But with age I started to enjoy it a lot more.

Ingredients:

For roast
– pork gammon
– salt and pepper
– soft butter or oil for pasting the gammon

For the stew:
– 2 small onions
– one big carrot
– one small parsnip
– 2 potatoes
– one big courgette
– one red pepper
– one medium eggplant
– 3 tbsp of oil
– salt
– pepper
– 3 tbsp of tomato paste
– parsley;

Cooking instructions:

The roast is quite simple to cook.Preheat the oven at 180 C. Season the gammon with salt, pepper and oil on the oven and when the oven it’s ready put the gammon in. The gammon weight varies so just cook according with the instructions on the pack.

The stew:

Wash and peel the vegetables. Cut the onion and parsnip finely. Slice the carrot,courgette and eggplant. Cut the potatoes In cubes.
Put a deep frying pan on the hob and add the 3 tbsp of oil. When hot add the onion and the potato. Also add a couple of spoons of water. Cut the two until the onion becomes soft.
Add the rest of the vegetables and cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook like that for about 5 minutes.
After the 5 minutes , season with salt and pepper, add the tomato paste diluted with 200 ml of water and put in the oven (while the roast cools) for 20-30 minutes until the liquid disappears.
When served add chopped parsley on top. It gives a very fresh taste.

Pofta Buna!

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16 Comments

  1. February 19, 2013 / 9:10 pm

    Yum this looks good, a lot of veggies there and lean meat! I love fresh parsley on everything when I have in the kitchen too :-)!xx

    • February 21, 2013 / 6:27 pm

      yup healty but not yet losing any weight πŸ™

  2. February 21, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    I’m not a vege fan but I still find this looks really appetising! I wonder if I could get hubs and kids to eat this??? Challenge!

    Thanks for linking up to #CookitBlogit and giving me food for thought!!! πŸ™‚ xx

    • February 21, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      well you can always serve it with gammon like me πŸ™‚

  3. February 22, 2013 / 11:38 am

    I am always looking for new pork and gammon recipes as we have so much from our farm. Thanks for this one, it looks perfect.

    • February 22, 2013 / 5:24 pm

      You are welcome! I so need to come and visit the farm before i leave to Romania!

  4. February 22, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Oh I love an aubergine, and loved it as a kid, there are so many fab Russian recipes with it. Your dish looks very appetising!

    • February 22, 2013 / 5:25 pm

      Well Russia is not that far from Romania πŸ™‚ i love aubergine too but unfortunately i have to hide it in meals because hubby and Kara don’t…

  5. February 23, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    I LOVE your recipes! They always look so darn good! Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek x

    • February 24, 2013 / 8:28 pm

      Oh thank you. That’s such a compliment πŸ˜‰ you are my inspiration xxx

  6. February 23, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    this sounds lovely, I love veg and eat it before the meat….Im coming for dinner

  7. February 24, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    This sounds so good. One question: what is – un dovlecel mic?

    • March 14, 2013 / 9:28 pm

      Haha. It means courgette lol I know deleted it hahah

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