It’s St Patrick’s Day so why not celebrate with Irish stew inspired meatballs, colcannon & champ?!
To make the meatballs – mix together minced lamb + finely sliced spring onions + chopped parsley + S&P
Roll the meatballs in flour and fry until golden
Drain off any excess fat
Cover the meatballs with lamb stock and braise until tender
Add a sprig of thyme if you like
Add baby carrots 15 minutes before the end of cooking time
Prepare a batch of creamy mashed potatoes
Add cooked kale for the colcannon
Not forgetting the traditional ‘well’ of melting butter!
Add sliced spring onions for the champ
Once the sauce has reduced to a gravy consistency serve generous portions alongside the champ & colcannon, & sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley
A slice of buttered soda bread to accompany is a must, and a Guinness, if you’re in the mood!
“May the luck of the Irish enfold you”!
For more meatball ideas visit:
Meatball Deli | www.meatball-deli.co.uk | For the love of meatballs!
Make a dough with chapati flour + ghee /oil + water
Fry organic minced lamb in ghee/veg oil until golden
Add finely grated ginger + garlic + cayenne pepper + garam masala + cumin & fry for a few minutes
Add finely chopped tomato & green chillies & fry for 5 minutes more
Add diced boiled potatoes + chopped coriander + salt
Divide dough into 8 portions and form into balls
Roll it out into discs & put a portion of the lamb mixture in the centre
Lift the edges of the dough to cover the filling completely and then give the gathered edges a twist to seal the bundle
Flatten the bundle with your hand & roll it out again to form a large disc
Dry fry over a high heat & cook for a couple of minutes each side
Brush each side with ghee or oil and quickly flip the paratha over again
Diced lamb + ginger + garlic + coriander + yoghurt + chilli + turmeric + cumin + garam masala + S&P
Mix together & marinate for a couple of hours
Fry in a plain oil until golden
Cover & cook til lamb tender
Sprinkle over Basmati rice
Add stock + turmeric/saffron + tomato pureé + bay leaf
Cover & cook til liquid absorbed