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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Irish Stew... kinda

I'm sure I've posted this one already...

I bought some lovely belly pork strips (about 3cm thick) from the farmer's market a few weeks ago and decided to go down the Irish Stew route after seeing it being done on TV. It brough back memories of my Nan's place in Ireland :-)

I created a stock using onions, celery, leek, carrot, pork and lemon thyme (and seasoning). After an hour of that I took out most of the large pieces of veg and put in fresh pieces (the old ones have given all they had to the stock), along with potatoes. I removed the pork and cut it into chunks and replaced it into the pot.

One the potatoes were cooked I served it into a deep bowl, added fresh parsley, and mushed up the potatoes a little to thicken the stew.

I was happy, the Irish Stew police may not be :-)

5 comments:

Catesa said...

is pork belly the bit thats all fat? :)

Nazca said...

mmm pork belly :-D

Mona said...

sounds yummy, if i was a stew kind of person...i'm not so keen on soups. i'll take the pork 'n potatoes though please!

Catesa said...

yep thats my favourite part too then lol except the ribs... thats my favourite too. mmmm fatty bits

mg said...

Much to the annoyance of my Fiance, my favourite part of the pork has to be belly too. Oh, and of course, the shoulders. He keeps telling me, 'you mustn't eat those fat, why do you buy a piece of meat that has plenty of fat'. Hehehe. Because they give out the taste and I love it.