Hi, I'm planning on making a pumpkin beef stew, but I was looking for some advice on the best ingredients to use (mainly I just want to know if any of these flavors will conflict with the other).
I'm planning on using...
-Roast some pumpkins then puree them as the base of the stew
-Some sort of beef. What cut would be best? I assume something attached to a bone would be best so that it would impart the most flavor to the stew
-Red wine (would a different acid be a better choice? Maybe lemon or lime?)
-Sage - I think this goes well with pumpkin but im not sure (what other long-cooking herbs should I use?)
-Cilantro (what other short-cooking herbs might be good?)
-Roast pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin as a garnish
-Serve it over rice or noodles. If I used noodles, what would be a good type?
-Carrots, onions, celery, garlic
-Spices (I was thinking the spices that are commonly added to pumpkin pie would be good - allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger - what do you think?)
-Perhaps some chiles for some heat and flavor (I have some dried chipotles sitting around - what do you think about that?)
-Perhaps another vegetable such as broccoli? Maybe a different vegetable?
Let me know what you think. Thanks for any advice! :)