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Just got a Dutch Oven- Need Suggestions!

SaraASR Sep 24, 2008 11:47 AM

Would love to make some yummy comfort foods in my new Dutch Oven. I love anything with tons of veggies, as well as chicken (don't do red meat) and some fish. Huge fan of ethnic foods. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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  1. cassoulady RE: SaraASR Sep 24, 2008 12:52 PM

    Dutch Ovens are great for soups. Braised chicken is great- love this recipe for chicken- http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searc...
    Also, for ethnic foods, I have made Indian Curries in my dutch oven and it worked great as well as lentil dishes.

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    1. re: cassoulady
      MaxCaviar RE: cassoulady Sep 24, 2008 01:22 PM

      I have one being delivered - - will be monitoring this one closely.

    2. monavano RE: SaraASR Sep 24, 2008 01:30 PM

      My biggest suggestion would be to buy a copy of Molly Steven's All About Braising!

      1. MMRuth RE: SaraASR Sep 24, 2008 01:47 PM

        I use mine for risotto all the time, and it's also actual great for stir frying if you don't have a wok.

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        1. re: MMRuth
          RPMcMurphy RE: MMRuth Sep 24, 2008 04:07 PM

          I use mine for risotto as well, or for braising damn near anything......small batches of chili, pasta sauce, ragouts, bolognese,

          heck, I think I use mine for everything.

          I have 2....a dutch oven, oval, and a 3.75qt. saucepan.

        2. Megiac RE: SaraASR Sep 24, 2008 02:24 PM

          Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is perfect in the dutch oven.

          1. todao RE: SaraASR Sep 24, 2008 09:17 PM


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