I woke up this morning to a chilly, rainy Sunday. You know, the kind that makes you want to stay in and watch old movies or read a good book while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee? It's also the kind of day that makes you want some comfort food - and my comfort food today is all Irish !! Tonight's dinner will consist of a bowl of Guinness stew with mashed potatoes, brown soda bread with Dubliner cheese and probably a Guinness as well. I can't think of a more cozy, comforting dinner. Plus, it makes me feel close to my Irish friends that I miss so much. Sláinte!
From Liam Neeson - Glens of Antrim Irish Stew
1 bottle Guinness
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoons thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup frozen peas, optional
Melt butter in a large pan and fry the meat until browned on all sides. Do not crowd pan; brown the meat in two or three batches if necessary. Remove meat from the pan, add the onion and carrots and cook until slightly softened; add garlic.
From the Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret M. Johnson
Amazing when served with Kerry Gold Irish butter and/or Dubliner cheese !!