Irish Stew

  • Serves

    serves 6-8


In this traditional warming stew from the Emerald Isle, lamb shoulder is rendered spoon-tender by a simmer and then a long, slow bake with plenty of filling potatoes and aromatic carrots and onions. For bright color and a bit of verdant sweetness, green peas are tossed in toward the end of the cooking. This recipe also appears in the SAVEUR New Classics Cookbook.


  • 3 lb. boneless lamb stew meat (preferably from the neck and shoulder), cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into thirds
  • 2 tbsp. roughly chopped parsley
  • 7 carrots, halved crosswise
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 12 cups fresh or frozen peas


Step 1

Heat oven to 250°. Toss lamb, potatoes, parsley, carrots, onions, salt, pepper, and 2 cups water in an 8-qt. Dutch oven; bring to a simmer. Transfer to oven and bake, covered, until lamb is just tender, about 2 hours. Stir in peas; continue to bake, covered, until lamb is very tender, about 30 minutes more. Let sit 20 minutes before serving.

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