Moroccan Elk Stew

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Moroccan Elk Stew
Milisa Armstrong

Moroccan Elk Stew

Moroccan cuisine is known for including spices such as cinnamon and cumin and lots of dried fruits. This was my first foray into Moroccan cuisine and I instantly fell in love. Such different combinations than I usually cook with and it was truly delicious. 

 

Recipe from the book Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini. Excerpted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright 2011. 

16
Servings
229
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

To get more quick and delicious family-style recipes, visit Milisa's blog Miss in the Kitchen. 

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds elk shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons grape seed oil, or butter
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium sized onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 Cups dried apricots
  • 2/3 Cups prunes, pitted
  • 4 Cups beef stock

Directions

Heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot with the oil to high. In a bowl, toss the elk cubes in the flour. Shake the cubes well and place them in the pot in batches, being sure not to crowd them. Brown them on all sides and transfer to a plate.

Put all of the browned meat back in the pan and sprinkle it with the salt, cinnamon, ginger, and pepper. Then add the vegetables, garlic, and dried fruit. Pour in enough stock for the meat to be three-quarters covered, and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for 2 hours, until tender.
 

Moroccan Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Moroccan Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
4.9%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Protein
29g
57%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
142µg
16%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.3%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
27mg
3%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Folic acid
9µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
228mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
664mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.5%
Sodium
342mg
14%
Zinc
3mg
20%

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