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An Alaskan Moose Stew Recipe

September 1, 2008

When vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin announced that her favorite food is moose stew, I thought of the terrific moose stew that my husband and I enjoyed when visiting our daughter at her home in the Alaskan arctic. So I asked Meg for her favorite moose stew recipe, and she provided a sketch. She’s more into ingredients than method or measuring, but I don’t think many people follow an exactly measured stew recipe anyway.

If you don’t have access to moose meat, you can use beef or venison.

Choose your own cooking method, whether crockpot, stovetop, or oven. Stew, like Alaska, necessarily implies liberty and variety.

Moose Stew

Base amounts and proportions of the following ingredients on your own preference and experience:

Moose, beef, or venison chunks
Flour for dusting meat
Thyme
Onions
Penzey’s soup base
Bay leaf
Wine
Celery
Potatoes
Carrots
Diced tomatoes
Mushrooms
Water chestnuts

Toss the meat in flour and thyme, then brown it; add onions, soup base, bay leaf, wine, and sufficient water. (Stock may be substituted for the soup base and water.) Let the meat simmer until tender; add remaining ingredients. Cook until done.

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3 Comments
  1. cynthia permalink
    September 3, 2008 1:30 pm

    Going to make this today and serve it during Sarah’s speech in Minneapolis!

  2. September 8, 2008 1:16 pm

    Think we’ll be serving Moose Stew at our election night party! Go Sarah!!!!

  3. Laura McNeill permalink
    October 27, 2008 6:46 am

    We will be teaching a class how to make this at a camp for learning disabled teens. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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