Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 25-30mins
Contains a over a third of your RDA of vitamin C
Two of your 5-A-DAY
30ml/2tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
225g/8oz small new potatoes halved
450ml/3/4pt vegetable stock
150ml/1/4pt red wine
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 bay leaf
2 (250g)packs closed cup mushrooms
100g/4oz shiitake mushrooms, halved
30ml/2 tbsp cornflour
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped fresh parsley to garnish, if liked
1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and sauté for 5mins. Add the garlic, peppers and potatoes and sauté for a further 4mins.
2. Add the stock, wine, puree and bay leaf and bring to the boil. Season well.
3. Stir in the mushroom, cover and simmer for 20mins or until the mushrooms and potatoes are tender. Mix the cornflour to a paste with a little cold water and stir into the juices in the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1min or until the juices thicken. Serve straight away.
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