St Patricks Day is on the 17th March (this Saturday) "to be sure to be sure"
i was wondering whether anyone here celebrates it or has has any plans for saturday? i have attached an Irish Stew Recipe for anyone who is interested "Twiddley dee"
Lean lamb is layered with potatoes and other veggies and baked to fork-tenderness. A perfect main dish for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, and a great way to introduce kids to a new meat.
2 lbs. (1 kg.) boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 1 inch (2 cm) cubes
4 medium potatoes, sliced 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick
2 medium onions, sliced 1/4 inch (.5 cm) thick
2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch (.5 cm) thick
4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch (.5 cm) thick
1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) thyme
1/4 tsp. (1 mL) black pepper
1 cup (250 mL) water
2 tbsp. (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
2. In a large Dutch oven or covered casserole, layer the ingredients in the following order: lamb cubes, sliced potatoes, sliced onions, sliced celery, sliced carrots, sprinkling each layer with salt, pepper and thyme.
3. Add the water to the pot, cover, and slowly bring to a boil over medium-low heat.
4. Let simmer for 5 minutes, then transfer the pot to the oven and bake, without lifting the lid or stirring, for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until the lamb is tender.
5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, stir very gently to mix (the potatoes will be very soft) and serve.
*id probably thicken mine with a bit of gravox