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                           TRADITIONAL IRISH STEW
 
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      pounds        boneless lamb shoulder -- trimmed and cut
                         into 1-inch pieces
    1 1/2  tablespoons   minced fresh parsley leaves
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme -- crumbled
    6      cups          chicken broth
    3      pounds        boiling potatoes -- peeled and quartered
    1      large         onion -- finely chopped
    1      pound         carrots -- peeled and cut into
                         1/2-inch pieces
    6      stalks        celery -- trimmed and ribs
                         cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    6      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
      1/4  cup           vegetable oil
 
 In a 7- to 8-quart kettle simmer lamb, parsley, thyme, and salt and pepper
 to taste in 4 cups broth, covered, 1 1/2 hours. To lamb mixture add
 potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and remaining 2 cups broth and simmer,
 covered, 1 hour.
 
 In a small bowl whisk together flour and oil until smooth and stir into
 simmering stew until well incorporated. Simmer stew, uncovered, until
 thickened, 3 to 5 minutes, and season with salt and pepper.
 
 Yield: 8 to 10 servings
 
 
 
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 NOTES : (Recipes adapted from Gourmet Magazine)