French Spring Vegetable Stew (Estouffade Printanière)

Spring Vegetable Stew

Spring Vegetable Stew

Spring Vegetable Stew (Estouffade Printanière)Justin Walker

Any gently simmered mixture of vegetables is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It's important to cut the ingredients to the proper size and cook them sequentially, starting with the ones that need longer cooking. For the best flavor, err on the well-cooked side—the vegetables should not be al dente. This stew is made with tender spring vegetables, but you can substitute others throughout the growing season.