Lamb stew is a quintessential Irish dish. And while recipes for the stew can vary wildly traditionalists agree that a good stew is made with lamb or mutton necks, onions and potatoes.
Lamb necks are perfect for slow-cooking as they impart a delicious, rich flavor into the stew and the meat is so tender, it falls of the bone.
While some Irish stew purists gasp at the thought of including carrots, I like to throw some in for extra color and flavor. And while I'm at it, I also add a can of diced tomatoes which I find cuts through that richness of the lamb while adding an extra layer of flavor.
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