About this recipe: In the galley, one-pot meals are simple and safe - especially when made in a pressure cooker. This is a brilliant solution when you've dropped anchor and are surrounded by friendly boaties just waiting for a newcomer to go visit ... and the aroma from your galley will have them rowing across in no time! Be diligent about shaking the pot, as below, to prevent sticking. Ingredients aren't always easy to come by in out-of-the-way sailing spots, so do this with whatever meat you can!
This balance of meat, potato and onions gets the thickness of the stew just right. Don't add carrots or tomatoes; although the flavour is lovely, it's not an old-fashioned Irish Stew and it does change the consistency. Serve carrots as a side veg, and/or green beans, pumpkin, peas.
To make the stew go further (for unexpected guests turning up, as they tend to when a yacht emits good food smells!) make rice to go alongside. If it's not used, turn it into rice pudding!
This is not a real Traditional Irish Stew Recipe. It may be a stew recipe but as an Irish Woman who has lived for almost 40 years in Ireland. I was taught by mother who had been making it for 48 years. This recipe is Not Traditionally Irish Stew. Traditional Irish Stew is not made with lamb, bay leaves or oil. The recipe above is a lamb stew not a Traditional Irish Stew which has mince balls, carrots or parsnips, potatoes, Onions,Beef or Vegetable OXO,just cover the ingredients with water. Everything in a pot on a high heat, bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Then serve. There is no lamb, herbs or spices in Traditional Irish Stew of course lamb is part of Traditional English Lamb Stew which is a slow cook recipe. - 26 May 2015