Make the ultimate Irish dinner this St. Patrick’s Day

While many people may be going out for a few tomorrow, there are also a lot of us who prefer staying in for St. Patrick’s Day.

And what better to do that cook a nice dinner with an Irish theme?! We thought so…

Here’s a great recipe for the ultimate Irish dinner – the stew!

This stew serves two people with some leftover, so adjust the amounts according to your crowd.

What you'll need: 

  • 1 ½ lbs neck or shoulder of lamb
  • 1 onions
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 parsnip
  • 4-5 potatoes
  • Small handful of barley (optional, but be careful as it expands a LOT!)
  • Beef or lamb stock, to cover
  • ½ pint Guinness (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Worcester sauce

What you'll need to do:

  1. Prepare all of the veg by chopping the carrots, celery, parsnip and potatoes roughly. 
  2. Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan and add the meat in batches to brown. Once browned, remove from saucepan and set aside. 
  3. Add the onion to a little oil and soften. Then, add in the veg, potatoes and barley and cook for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat. 
  4. Throw in the meat, stock and Guinness if using and simmer for about 30mins or until the meat is cooked through and the veg has softened. 
  5. Add a splash of Worcester sauce at the end and serve!