So this is the first food post and more will come...especially from previous food I have posted. I never keep track of measurements, so I'll try and give an idea...but it's always good to learn to taste. In our house..we LOOOOVE St. Paddy's Day. Tamera and I have celebrated it in Dublin, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York. One day we will make it happen in Boston. The night before I always make Corned Beef and Cabbage and that is coming...this year I decided to try and make my first ever Irish Stew...and it turned out fantastic. Here's what I used.....lean stew meat chopped in large chunks.,..I browned that in a Le Creuset dutch oven with olive oil. I then set the meat aside and tossed in chopped carrots, onions, celery and leeks and cartelized that in the left over grease from the meat. Then I drained a little of that oil and powdered the meat with organic flour..in fact everything is organic...the herbs from my garden. Then...add two cans of Murphy's Irish Stout, a tablespoon of chocolate, a tablespoon of coffee, worcestershire sauce, HP sauce, minced garlic, sea salt, chopped potatoes, sliced leek, chicken bone broth....you could also use beef bone broth and then bring all that to a boil. I then simmered it for 5 minutes or so and then put it in the oven on 350 for 45 minutes.
When done...scoop it up...I added fresh parsley from the garden and a little dollop of creamy horseradish.....um yeah. The video says it all. :) Seriously...this was quick and easy...even though it sounds long. Also..you can save time by buying chopped veggies.