A simple dish to make, it only takes about 40 minutes and is a take on the traditional Irish stew. Along with the mash potato it is like a hug on a cold winters day! Its a great winter warming dish and defo one to try for Paddy’s day. A one pot wonder full of flavour and will satisfy the most carnivorous of your mates!

INGREDIENTS

Stew
2 tbsp oil
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
2 medium carrots
1 medium parsnip
1 teaspoon salt
1 leek
2 bay leaves
Small bunch of fresh thyme 
100ml white wine
1 litre veg stock
3 tins of cooked green lentils
3 tablespoons tamari/soy sauce
Salt & black pepper to season
Small bunch chives (20g)

Colcannon Mash
1kg potatoes
150ml of milk of your choice
Handful of Kale
50g Cabbage
Bunch scallions
Salt & Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Stew

  • Heat pan on medium heat and add 2 tbsp oil. Chop onions ad garlic and add to heat stirring occasionally
  • Finely chop the carrots and parsnip and add along with 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Chop the leek into decent chunks including the green topside add to the pan
  • Add bay leaves. Remove the leaves from thyme stalks and add.
  • Drain the tinned lentils and chickpeas, rinse thoroughly and add to pan
  • Add the vegetable stock and tamarin (or soy sauce)
  • Turn heat up to full. Bring pot to boil and reduce to a gentle simmer for about 20 mins

Mash

  • Leaving skin on the potatoes chop them up into bitesized pieces
  • Put in a separate pot, cover with water and boil until soft (about 15-20 mins)
  • Remove the main central rib of your kale/cabbage and chop up finely
  • Remove ends of scallions and chop up into small rounds
  • Drain cooked potatoes, return to pot and add the kale, scallions, milk and mash
  • Season to your taste with salt and black pepper
  • Once cooked and soft, finely chop the parsley and add to pot before serving
  • Serve Stew alongside colcannon kale mash. Enjoy!