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A Favorite Recipe, Revisited

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In case you’ve forgotten about this gem, my favorite Fine Cooking recipe of all time is Nancy Verde Barr’s Mediterranean Sausage Ragout. It’s a stew made with sausage, chickpeas, carrots, onions, marinara sauce, fresh ginger, and lots of spices, and it’s literally the perfect warming fare for a cold winter night. (An added benefit: you have to make marinara sauce to make the recipe, which gives you lots of leftover sauce for the freezer.) Over the weekend, I didn’t have any chickpeas onhand, so I subbed in cannellini beans, as you can see here, which also worked nicely. 


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    Ziad | 03/22/2011

    This is a great recipe, and so very European Mediterranean...Rebecca, try using garbanzos instead of white beans, lamb sausage instead of the Italian, and maybe add some cumin and coriander seeds with the aromatics. While at it, why not add some harissa as well for some Tunisian flavor and serve it over couscous that's been steaming over the ragout...

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