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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Irish food is bland. There, I said it.

Well, someone had to right? I don't mean any offense to any Irish people out there, heck, I'm part Irish! But I know some of you out there that live for themes (guilty as charged) are going to be on the look out for yummy Irish recipes. I'll save you some time, take whatever Irish recipe you find and add about 2 tablespoons of salt.  You're welcome.

I say all this with my adapted Irish Kielbasa Stew recipe in mind. It was bland to say the least and after a ton of self-ridicule, "What kind of woman are you, you can't even make a simple stew?!", I realized that the recipe had no seasoning whatsoever. As well it was a stew made without a broth even! So it took a little tweaking but turned out down right delicious . . . if you like cabbage, that is, which I do. 
And no, I'm not a Carny.
Here's what you need to make Tweaked Irish Kielbasa Stew.

1 lb of kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/8 " slices, 

4 potatoes, cubed

2 cups of vegetable broth

1 large onion

1 small cabbage, shredded

3 cups of milk + 3 teaspoons of flour, mixed well

1/2 cup of old cheddar, don't spend the big bucks for the aged Irish cheddar, it's nasty! 

Salt & pepper to taste.

Put the first 4 ingredients in a large pot and boil for 20 minutes.

Add the shredded cabbage and boil for another 10 minutes, until the cabbage is soft.

Add milk mixture and stir. Add salt and pepper.

Simmer stew, the longer the better.

Add cheese as a nice topping before serving.

I had some left over naan bread that went really nice with it, but like most soups/stews, I only eat it for the bread. I enjoy a nice 2:1 bread & butter to soup ratio.
 Don't judge me, if you're a woman who is not my mom, then I know you do too!

Happy March 1st! 

1 comment:

Heath said...

Allison O'Farrell it, and all your Irish Ancestors love it too!