Monday the 17th of March marks the Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day! It’s time for all things green. www.foodnetwork.com has a delicious recipe for Irish Stew. So get in the mood and have yourself a St. Pattys dinner party. Prep time is 30 minutes. Cooking time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
What You Need:
Oil, for frying
1 -ounce butter
1 sprig dried thyme
2 1/2 pounds best end of lamb neck, cut into large pieces
7 carrots, chopped lengthways into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons pearl barley
5 cups chicken stock, recipe follows
Salt (recommended: Fleur du Sel)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, and bay leaf)
12 medium potatoes
1 bunch parsley, leaves finely chopped
1 bunch chives
Serve the stew in large flat soup bowls, and drizzle herb butter over the potatoes or garnish with parsley and chives.
4 cups water
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the stockpot. Combine ingredients in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Then let it cool down and skim off the fat.