Irish lamb stew recipes like a lot of Irish Recipes has been amended in many ways over the years.
Irish stew recipes traditionally consisted of the poorer cuts of lamb.Some people would not use carrots or brown the meat. It's entirely up to you.
Irish Lamb Stew, the perfect comfort food, would often use the poorer cuts of lamb or mutton.
5 lb lamb Shoulder trimmed and cut in 1 inch cubes
1 lb carrots cut in quarter inch
1 lb onions. Each onion quartered
16 to 20 large potatoes potatoes halved
5 large stalks of celery cut to about 1 inch
2 Large Parsnips
2 o/z chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper
1. Place the lamb in a large pot and cover with water do not use a lid.
2. Bring to a gentle boil for about 5 minutes and skim off all surface fat.
3. Bring to a slow boil now cover the pot and place in a 325 degree oven for about 2 1/2 hours or if cooking on a range move pot to the side and let simmer.
4. Prepare vegetables and potatoes and place them in the pot, give them a stir, season and cook for another 30- 40 minutes in the oven until nicely done.
5. Leave the parsnip and celery until about fifteen minutes from the end.
Remember a stew boiled is a stew spoiled.
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