Chef John's Irish Stew

Chef John's Irish Stew Recipe

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Lynn Clay

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@LavenderLynn

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Rating:
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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 lb
lamb shoulder chops
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1
onion, chopped
1 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
3 c
chicken stock
1/2 tsp
dried rosemary
2
carrots, chopped
2 stalk(s)
stalks celery, chopped
water as needed
1 1/2 lb
baby yellow potatoes
1/4 c
chopped green onions

How to Make Chef John's Irish Stew

Step-by-Step

  • 1Season lamb shoulder chops with salt and black pepper.
  • 2Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. Working in batches, cook lamb shoulder chops until browned on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a stock pot.
  • 3Cook and stir onion with a pinch of salt in the same skillet over medium heat until slightly softened and edges are browning, about 5 minutes. Stir butter into onion until melted; add flour and stir until onions are coated, about 1 minute.
  • 4Pour stock into onion mixture; bring to a boil, add rosemary, and stir until mixture thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 5Stir carrots and celery into pot with lamb shoulder chops and pour chicken stock mixture over the top. Add water as needed to cover meat completely. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover the pot with a lid, and cook until meat is almost falling off the bone, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 6Transfer meat to a plate. Stir potatoes into stew and return meat to stew, placing on top of vegetables. Simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender and meat is falling off the bone, about 30 minutes.
  • 7Transfer meat to a plate using a slotted spoon. Bring stew to a boil and cook, skimming off fat, until stew is reduced and thick, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 8Remove meat from bones; discard bones and any pieces of fat. Stir meat back into stew. Stir green onions into stew and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 9Cook's Note:


    You can substitute 1 bottle dark beer plus 1 1/2 cups chicken stock for the chicken stock.

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About Chef John's Irish Stew

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: Irish