Thursday, December 28, 2006

Irish Lamb Stew

Now this lamb stew, unlike the Babootie, has nary a fruit, and has different taste and health values. It was traditionally made with mutton or lamb. I am not sure the original thing contained stout or ale, but if you can get some definitely add it in, as it is very healthy. Otherwise use a tad of malt vinegar.


2 pound lamb or mutton cut into 2 inch squares
2 large potatoes cut into 1/8's
1 parsnip or turnip diced, or both!
3 carrots cut into large one inch pieces
3 stalks celery chopped
2 leeks chopped
2 cans water
(else, reduce the water a bit and add 1 can of stout or a tad of malt vinegar to taste)
1 can meat broth
1 onion, chopped
10 small white onions
3 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
2 Tb savory
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tb chopped parsley

Some people keep stout on hand to control the thickness of the stew and I like that idea.


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