Ciambotta (Italian Vegetable Stew)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2012, America's Test Kitchen TV

Like its French sibling, ciambotta starts out with a slew of watery vegetables. But the right steps create a stew that’s hearty, more concentrated, and deeply satisfying.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME1¼ hours, plus 20 minutes resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Italy’s ciambotta is a ratatouille-like stew chock-full of veggies that makes for a hearty one-bowl meal with nary a trace of meat. We wanted to avoid the ill fate of most recipes, which end in mushy vegetables drowning in a weak broth. In ...

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