Have you ever looked at a recipe, raised an eyebrow at the odd combination of ingredients, then decided it might be worth a try?
Well, usually I have a pretty good instinct as to whether or not it will be good, but sometimes I'm wrong and it ends up being a GIANT fail. I always figure that it's worth the risk, because we've come up with some amazing family recipes by trying the suspiciously odd ones, tweaking them a little and WOW! - no regrets ;)
This pastured pork and pumpkin recipe started as I was searching for some new recipes to try. I had a feeling that our pork roasts cut into stew meat could taste amazing with some pumpkins we had grown this year.
After looking through the ideas, I just decided to throw them all out and just have fun with it. (that is usually how I do my best cooking... PLUS~ it's more fun that way!)
Long story short ~ this stew ended up being a super easy "from scratch" recipe and everyone LOVED it, so it will be added to our list of favorites.
I hope you'll try it. You won't be disappointed with the crisp fall colors and intensely delicious flavors coming from this one of a kind dish.
Make sure you don't leave anything out....
I'll have a printable version of the recipe along with some tips below, but first, I wanted to make sure that no matter how strange the seasoning combination sounds, you won't leave anything out. :) It really needs everything to get this amazing cozy stew flavor.
Pastured Pork and Pumpkin Stew:
Here is what you're going to need... (I use organic ingredients (or, ingredients grown with 'beyond organic' practices, whenever possible)
Tips and Tricks...
One of the things I SO appreciate about building our ranch business, is that we've had the pleasure of meeting and working with you! - So many hard working creatives that are full of compassion, too! I'm inspired by you every day.
So, what happens when you work so hard and give out so much creative energy to the things you love?
Usually, it's easy to keep up the pace if your taking time to do what re-fills your energy. I've learned that what refills you is different for each person and you have to explore what that may be for yourself. For me, it's making sure I get a quiet hike in, or walk in the mountains, but it may be completely different for you!
One thing is for sure- When I have those days where there's so much to do that, getting exhausted just can't be helped, the last thing I want to do is think about what I'm going to make for dinner.
While I love to cook, there are still those days where it's just one more thing to be creative about. I love it when I'm stuck in a rut, making the same type of meals over and over, and someone jolts me out of it with a new recipe! (Printable at the end of this page). So, that's what I'd like to do for you!
So, here is one for you, if your needing a fresh idea right now! It's one that my mom has been making for years and passed along to me. It's better than any finger steak recipe I have tried and we get constant requests for it. It's perfect with lean cuts of pasture-fed beef and is equally amazing with deer or elk meat.
What ever you do, don't leave out the ginger!
It makes the flavor combination perfect, so make sure you include it.
The longer you marinate it, the more flavorful it will be...
You can use any type of flour~ gluten-free, whole grain, spelt, etc, etc...they all work!
Here's the recipe... Enjoy!
****We use organic San J soy sauce because it goes through a process of fermentation- this removes toxins from the soy, leaving a digestible product.
**** Marinating for at least 2 hours will give the best flavor. The longer, the better.
****Need pasture- fed beef for your finger steaks? We can get that for you on our order page.
Take care - and make sure you take care of yourself, too!
- Have questions? Of coarse, I'm happy to help! Email me at email@example.com
A dedicated mother and wife who has a passion for everything healthy and gift for simplifying that knowledge and making it applicable for others.
Charise, (also goes by Rise) Takes care of the sheep with her sister, here on the ranch. She also milks cows, and loves creating natural cleaners with quality oils and ingredients, through her business: Natural Oil Health.