Friday, March 11, 2011

A St. Paddy's Day meal, Traditional Irish Lamb Stew.

First, some wurds of wisdom; "Age is akin to a balloon; as it rises, it broadens our view."

Now Sir, here be a recipe I've never made before so's I'll be make'n it for me Irish lass of a wife in a few days. Sounds pretty good and has a 5 Star rating from "Taste of Home" magazine. Nuthin but the best fer me better half.

BTW, if you really wanna impress an Irishman who speaks Gaelic, wish him/her a Happy St. Patrick's Day by saying it in Gaelic "Po'g Mo Tho'in".

Traditional Irish Lamb Stew.

6 Servings, Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours


6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
8 pearl onions, peeled
3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
Hot biscuits


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 4 tablespoons flour, salt and pepper. Add lamb; shake to coat.

In a Dutch oven, brown lamb in oil on all sides. Add water and dill; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is almost tender.

Add the onions, carrots and potatoes. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender.

In a small bowl, place remaining flour; stir in cream until smooth. Stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with biscuits.

Yield: 6 servings.

Well Sir, like I've said before, "The Chief", that old crotchety curmudgeon of a Gyrene, who loves to bust Cookie's balls, just sent me this video on how he used to pick up girls when he was single and much younger, and how "Humble" he is....

Hmmm, why do I doubt his veracity.

Disclaimer: If'n Y'all do decide to say "Po'g Mo Tho'in" to a Gaelic speak'n Irishman, y'all better be ready t'run real fast cause it actually means "Kiss My Ass"!


"The Chief" said; "The truth be told, the video is fairly accurate, except we did not have those drinks, back then. Often, I'd just stand on any corner, and lick my eyebrows. It usually worked just fine...."