Healthy Eating: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stew


Don’t go hungry on the big day!  Saturday, March 17th is Saint Patrick’s day, but forget the green beer and discover the traditional cuisine of Ireland with this easy and healthy recipe direct from Belfast Telegraph (the online version of the Northern Ireland newspaper).  This hearty stew will get you steppin’ out in the parade with a very satisfied stomach! 

  Olive oil
  4 large potatoes
  3 carrots
  2 large onions
  Lamb loin chops
  Balsamic vinegar
  Chives, parsley and tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  Salt, black pepper
  Veal stock
  1 ½ lbs stewing lamb or mutton

Wash and prepare potatoes, carrots and turnips then steam them until cooked. Heat oil in large saucepan and sauté onions in oil. Grill chops until golden brown on each side. Cook asparagus and add to potatoes, carrots and turnips. Reduce stock until it covers the back of a spoon. Add a dash of the balsamic vinegar and season with salt and black pepper and herbs. Pour sauce into the cooked vegetables. Arrange vegetables on to a plate and place the lamb chops on top. Serve very hot with more fresh parsley on top.

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2 responses to “Healthy Eating: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stew”

  1. Gabby says:

    My grandmother was Irish and used to make a stew like this. Delicious! I’m off to buy some potatoes and onions!

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