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Gourmet Irish Stew

A great recipe from the Irish Food Board.
Serves 4-6


  • 2 lbs Shoulder of Lamb well trimmed and diced (keep the bones)
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 small white Turnips, chopped (can substitute rutabagas)
  • 4 Potatoes, chopped
    * 2 sticks Celery, chopped
  • 1 Leek, finely sliced
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 oz. Green Cabbage, finely shredded
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 125ml (1/4 pt) Whipping Cream
  • Dash of Worcester Sauce
  • Chopped Parsley


Place the lamb in a large pot. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Drain and rinse the lamb, place in a clean pot. Add the bones to the pot. Cover with approx. 1 litre (2 pts) water. Add the vegetables, except the cabbage. Season. Cover the pot and cook gently for approx. one hour, or until the meat is tender. Then remove the bones.

To Finish the Sauce:
Remove about 250ml (1/2 pt) of the liquid and vegetables from the pot. Process this with the cream and return to the pot with the finely shredded cabbage. Add the Worcester sauce. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the cabbage is heated through. Check the seasoning. Add the parsley and serve in deep

(Note: Can be substituted with beef instead of lamb)

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