Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée

Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée
Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée

This Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée is quick and tasty. Fricassée is a French dish made by half sautéing, half stewing pieces of meat, and serving them in a thick white sauce. My grandpa used to make it often.  He would make his fricassée in its even simpler form, by sautéing ground beef in loads of butter along with lots of diced onion and celery. He would then deglaze the pan with hot black tea, add some heavy cream, whole peppercorns, fresh parsley, and there you had it! Sometimes he would add cut up potato cubes in there.

Well, as you can imagine, this fricassée recipe is much different. First, you HAVE to use the freshest vegetables you can find. Because the vegetables are the stars, there are very few other seasonings. I sauté the veggies until they are soft, but not browned. I then add some liquid, to continue the cooking, but just enough so that it doesn’t turn into a soup. I removed my grandpa’s beloved cream, obviously, but did not substitute. You can serve with a dollop of fresh coconut yogurt, if you’d like.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

If you like chickpeas, check out these other great recipes: Chickpea Chole, Quick Fennel and Garbanzo Beans Soup and Chickpea Curry with Figs and Apricot.

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Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 34 shallots, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fennel bulbs, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, cut into small cubes
  • 1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large celery stalk, cut into small cubes
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large handful spinach, large leaves torn
  • 1/2 to 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: fresh fennel fronds, fresh parsley

Instructions

In a large straight-edge sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, add the shallots, garlic, fennel, carrots, bell pepper, celery, thyme sprigs, and generous pinches of sea salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat, stirring often, so the vegetables cook, but do not brown or burn, about 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas and mix well. Add some stock, a little bit at a time, so that the vegetables are wet, but the broth isn’t soupy. Add the spinach and toss until just wilted. Taste and adjust seasonings. Bon appétit!


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Fricassée de fenouil, carottes et pois chiches

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 c. à soupe d’huile de pépin de raisin
  • 3 à 4 échalotes françaises, en tranches minces
  • 3 gousses d’ail, émincées
  • 3 bulbes de fenouil, sans le coeur et en tranches minces
  • 2 carottes, coupées en petits cubes
  • 1 poivron rouge, jaune ou orange, coupé en cubes
  • 1 branche de céleri, coupée en cubes
  • 1 branche de thym frais
  • 1 boîte de pois chiches, rincée et égouttée
  • 2 grosses poignées d’épinards
  • 1/2 à 1 tasse de bouillon de légumes
  • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût
  • Garnish: fresh fennel fronds, fresh parsley

Instructions

Chauffer l’huile à feu moyen dans une grande poêle à rebords hauts. Ajouter les échalotes, l’ail, le fenouil, les carottes, le poivron, le céleri, la branche de thym, et de généreuses pincées de sel de mer et de poivre. Faire revenir à feu moyen, en brassant souvent, pendant environ 10 minutes. Ajouter les pois chiches et bien brasser. Ajouter du bouillon de légumes, un peu à la fois, afin qu’il s’évapore lentement. Ajouter les épinards et mélanger jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient légèrement cuits. Goûter et ajuster les saveurs. Bon appétit!

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