Zucchini and potato stew

Stephanie Alexander's zucchini and potato stew.
Stephanie Alexander's zucchini and potato stew. Photo: Marina Oliphant

The pot should have a heavy base and a tight-fitting lid as this stew cooks mainly in its own juices and must not scorch.


4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

4 cloves garlic, sliced

4 zucchini, in 1cm dice

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup water

3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped



Place oil in pot, then potatoes, garlic and zucchini. Season and dribble in water. Place lid on tightly.

Cook over low heat for 30 minutes.

Add parsley, stir and check potatoes for tenderness. Replace lid and cook more if necessary.

A little extra virgin olive oil can be drizzled over the finished stew.