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Irish Stew

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Food
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This is one of my favorite dishes to cook, especially when it is cold and you need extra protein and energy.

Here is the recipe for:

Irish Stew

Ingredients:

1.3kg/3 lbs boneless lamb or beef cut into chunks.

(It’s more authentic if you use lamb.)

1.5ml/1 tbsp. of vegetable oil

3 onions

1 lb of carrots

 900 ml/3 3/4 cups water

10 red potatoes quartered

3 nice fresh Thyme sprigs or more to taste

3 tbsp. of butter

1 tbsp. of chopped fresh Italian parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Heat oil in large casserole or pot. Brown meat on all sides. Remove.

2. Quarter the onions, and slice the carrots about one inch thick. Cook them in pot for around five minutes until onions start to brown.

3. Return meat to pot with water, reduce heat, and simmer for one hour.

4. Add potatoes to pot with Thyme and cook one hour longer.

5. Turn stew off and let settle for ten minutes. Stir in butter.

6. Serve into bowls and top with fresh chopped parsley.

Enjoy!

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Living in Houston one can come into contact with many different nationalities, Columbian being one of them. The Columbian people area proud people and rightfully so. They have some of the best food in the World. Today, I decided to cook the Columbian Stew known as Sancocho. You can make it with different meats, so I chose pork. This stew has the following vegetables,roots, and spices:

Yucca Root, Guineo-Banana, Potato, Auyuma-Pumpkin squash, tomato, onions, garlic, paprika, cilantro(coriander), and salt.

I love the exotic non-native mixture. These roots and vegetables are something that you will not find in many parts of the United States.

I varied the recipe a bit, but the basic recipe I used is located here:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sancocho/

Give Sancocho a try and I gurantee you will be glad you did.

Sancocho- Columbian Stew

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This is how we do it down South in Texas.  Boiling water, a big pot,  and your choice of seasonings.

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