I don’t cook many Irish dishes. Well that’s a bit of a lie, I cook potatoes quite often / every night but aside from that I don’t have a ton of recipes from my home country. This is one I found a while ago and edited a bit to put AnotherFoodBlogger’s twist on it so I hope you enjoy it.
As you have probably read from previous posts, I have been getting most of my meat from the local farmer’s market here in New Farm, Brisbane. I love heading down to the park on a Saturday morning with the 2 ladies in my life. At this point I’m not sure who is the bossier of the 2 but such is! We usually head down bright and early, pick up a coffee on the way and head to the playground. Getting there early means the carnage of 200+ kids converging upon 5 swings, 2 slides and a treehouse hasn’t yet begun so Princess gets to do her thing at her leisurely pace whilst shouting for a ‘nana’ (banana),’ cumber’ (cucumber) and some ‘hummie’ (hummus) in between pointing at everything she wants Dad to do with her.
After our little trip to the playground we hit the market! Typically it starts with a trip to see Steve at All About Meats, then the fruit & veg and finally a bacon & egg sandwich and a trip to the dog park where one of us shouts woof woof woof at the dogs. Clue – it’s one of the 2 ladies in my life! Even though it’s coming into winter here in Brisbane.it still feels warmer than an Irish summer so we saunter along the river in shorts & tees while watching many Brisbanites wrapped up with scarves and knee high boots.
Maybe this will be us in a few years once we acclimatise to the temps better but for now I’ll be that Paddy who likes to get sun on every inch of his body for fear of never seeing the sun again. Truthfully though, I do see the drop in temp in the evenings now so I have started making a few more warming dishes, including this great beef & guinness stew. It’s rich, flavourful, contains alcohol & meat and it’s pretty damn cost effective too #winning!
You don’t have to use the best cut of meat to make a stew but it also doesn’t hurt to use a good one too. Check out the wagyu chuck down at the market and tell Steve AnotherFoodBlogger sent you. I’d love to see your versions of this so don’t forget to tag me @another_food_blogger on insta.