Irish stew is a celebrated Irish dish; each household typically has its own family recipe.
On our weekly dose of Irish newsletter, we mentioned we would be bringing on a regular weekly Irish recipe from an Irish food blogger. Please welcome Nicola from The Wonky Spatula.
This week we are starting off with a straightforward old time classic an Irish stew recipe.
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A simple and delicious meal that the entire family can enjoy.
Irish Stew Recipe:
Ingredients for your Irish stew:
- 350g good quality lean lamb pieces
- 1/2 large white onion, roughly chopped
- 3 baby leeks, diced
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into rings
- 1 small sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup vegetable stock
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- Handful of fresh parsley & thyme
Method for cooking your Irish stew:
- In a large pot heat the olive oil, add the lamb to brown and season well, adding a splash of water if necessary.
- Once the lamb has sealed, add the onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the carrots, sweet potato, leek.
- Pour in the stock and the water, bring to the boil and gently simmer for roughly 45 minutes – until the meat and vegetables are tender and cooked through.
- Leave to rest before serving, ideally, this dish should be made a day in advance for maximum flavour.
There you have it, as we said it is a simple recipe which makes things easier.
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Sunday 1st of October 2017
No Irish stew is ever mad using sweet potato.Ever.weres he oxo.