Irish lamb stew with a twist, from Simply Recipes
Last month my friend Fay turned 90, and friends and family gathered at a local pub to celebrate her birthday. Fay chose the menu for dinner: her favorite, Irish stew, and carrot cake for dessert. Ever since, I've had this stew from Simply Recipes on my mind. Elise uses lamb shoulder, browned in bacon fat, and adds carrots, thyme, and Yukon Gold potatoes. Layer upon layer of flavor makes for a remarkably good stew, and if you have time to make it a day ahead, it will be that much better.