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Meat, Soup

Irish Stew

A recipe from 16th century Ireland, it is in many ways a very ‘typical’ stew. This also allows for endless varieties.

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Meat (pork, beef, chicken, fish, it’s even better if there is multiple types)
  • A bottle of fine Porter
  • 2-3 slices of dark bread, diced.
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, fry pork, beef, and half of porter.
  2. When meat browns, add cream, rest of porter, and bread.
  3. Let cook for 10-15 minutes.

Variations:

  • More common modern takes on this recipe will add carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, celery, corn and parsley. This will thicken the stew quite a bit, so feel free to add some broth (like Bone Soup) or water to thin it out. Pre-cook your vegetables before adding to the stew.
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